Teras set to reactivate political struggle

SIBU: Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) will use the case of another Barisan Nasional (BN) friendly party, United People’s Party (UPP) as precedent in reactivating its political struggle. Teras deputy secretary general Banyi Beriak said Teras’ 30,000 strong membership cannot be ignored because the figure is an indicator for any party to suggest it is […]

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NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

WASHINGTON: NASA’s Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency’s officials said. Juno was to swing within some 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of the solar system’s largest planet, the […]

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Spain’s acting PM warns forming new government still ‘a wish’

MADRID: Spain’s acting prime minister warned Saturday that forming a government remained a “wish”, in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country’s political deadlock. Speaking to supporters of his conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy also warned that the country’s economic recovery could be jeopardised if Spain once again fails to […]

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Qatar hits back at FIFA over possible ban for official

DOHA: Qatar Football Association on Saturday backed its vice president Saoud Al-Mohannadi and took aim at FIFA after the governing body called for a two-and-a-half-year ban against the senior official. On Friday, FIFA’s ethics commission recommended the ban, stating that Mohannadi had refused to cooperate with an inquiry. Although FIFA did not say what was […]

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Gazetting Bukit Sarang and Binyo Penyilam as national parks

Backgrounds of the two proposed areas DO you love nature and photography? Do you like flora such as pitcher plants and wild orchids or do you love fishing or even caving? If you do, then you might want to put down these two new places — Bukit Sarang and Binyo Penyilam — in your personal […]

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Two national parks proposed

GP Pusaka calls for gazetting of Bukit Sarang, Binyo Penyilam in Bintulu hinterland as part of TPA 1mln ha target BINTULU: GP Pusaka Sdn Bhd’s recommendation to the state government to gazette Bukit Sarang and Binyo Penyilam in the hinterland of Bintulu as National Parks is most opportune and laudable as it represents the cumulative […]

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Adenan says not aware of PSC award by Petronas

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem said he is in the dark with regard to the award of production sharing contract (PSC) for exploring Block SK410B in shallow waters off the coast of Sarawak. “I don’t know about that,” he said during a press conference yesterday when asked to comment on the […]

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Sarawak agrees on 7 points in meeting with Putrajaya, Petronas

KUCHING: Putrajaya and Petronas have agreed to appoint State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani as a member of the Board of Directors of Petronas. This was one of the seven points mutually agreed to during a meeting between Putrajaya, Petronas and the state government on the hiring policy of Petronas in […]

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National parks will be gazetted as non-smoking zones

BALIK PULAU: The Health Ministry will gazette all national parks nationwide to be smoke-free zones by year-end. Health Deputy Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said currently, 22 areas had been gazetted as smoke-free, including religious places, rest areas on the highways and education places, including universities. The smoke-free zones will not only refer to […]

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