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Sarawak water supply authorities swing into action to mitigate drought

KUCHING,  Aug 17 (Bernama) -- All water supply authorities in Sarawak have put in place Strategic Drought Contingency Plans in view of the current dry spell affecting various parts of the state.

Sarawak Ministry of Utilities, in a statement today, said water would be delivered using water  tankers as an immediate measure to tackle supply disruption due to the prevailing dry weather which is expected to last until October. 

Areas affected due to low river levels, ground water level or saline intrusion are Telok Melano, Sri Aman, Pantu, Selangau, Penibong, Kuala Balingian and Suai whch come under the Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department with mitigating measures such as building temporary weirs or dredging near the raw water intakes being undertaken.     Meanwhile, the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) said hostel accommodation and park facilities for overnight stays at Loagan Bunut National Park, Miri  would be temporarily closed with immediate effect until further notice, due to the dry season.....

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Sandakan Marine Police seize fake goods worth nearly RM30,000


SANDAKAN, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- The Sandakan Marine Police seized 186 fake wrist watches as well as 226 wallets and bags of various brands worth RM29,405 in a raid at a premises in Bandar Sibuga Jaya here yesterday.

 
 

MMEA uses 198,000 litres of water to fight forest fire in Miri


MIRI, Aug 16 (Bernama) -  A total of 198,000 litres of water was used  to fight a forest fire in Kuala Baram today.

 
 

PGM gets RM325,000 from MNRB to host golf tournament


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) received a shot in the arm after MNRB Holdings Berhad (MNRB) chipped in RM325,000 for the association to host the PGM MNRB ADT Championship from Sept 18-21 at Kelab Golf Sarawak in Kuching.

 
 

Integrated automotive workshop to be set up in Penampang


PENAMPANG, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Automotive entrepreneurs of small and medium enterprises (SME) will have the opportunity to expand their business and reach a wider market through the opening of an integrated workshop (i-Workshop) in the district soon.

 
 

Jazz grabs second-round lead in Sarawak Championship


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Asian Tour leader Jazz Janewattananond surged to the top of the leaderboard in the Sarawak Golf Championship after firing a flawless eight-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead at the Damai Golf and Country Club in Kuching today.

 
 

Karim told party supporters to remain calm over Kimanis seat 


KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- A candidate for the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the 14th general election, Datuk Karim Bujang called on his supporters to remain calm after the Election Court today declared the victory of the seat by Datuk Seri Anifah Aman null and void.

 
 

Tourism, a great area for Singapore & Sarawak to jointly work on


SINGAPORE, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Tourism is a great area for Singapore and Sarawak to work on together, said the republic’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.

 
 

Black pepper downstream industry parts of Sabah rural entrepreneuship, says minister


KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Ministry of Rural Development plans to establish a black pepper processing centre in Ranau as part of its rural entrepreneurship programme.

 
 

Over 10 policemen in Kuching district on 'Op Blue Devil' target list


KUCHING, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- More than 10 lower-ranked policemen in the Kuching district are targeted by the police in the Op Blue Devil operation to curb drug abuse in the force, Kuching Police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani said today.

 
 

Moderate API readings across Sarawak


KUCHING, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The Air Pollutants Index (API) reading across Sarawak as of 4pm have  remained at the moderate level.

 
 
 

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Government urged to abolish law on attempted suicide

 
     

Mahfuz: No employers found hiring workers based on race

 
     

Profile of Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik

 
     

Haze in Sri Aman improving, plunge in API

 
     
 
     
 

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