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Sarawak records 1,121 drug cases with 1,379 arrests in July 2020

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 1,121 cases of drug abuse involving 1,379 arrests throughout the month of July this year, State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah (pix) disclosed. She said the cases were recorded

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MCMC, SMA to collaborate on improving 4G broadband connectivity in Sarawak

KUCHING: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will work closely with the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) to improve 4G broadband connectivity in the state. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) said the MCMC was targeting achieving at least 90% broadband

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NTF hunts 300 local skippers for smuggling foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 300 locals skippers and masterminds have been identified as being involved in smuggling illegal immigrants into the country. The National Task Force (NTF) said in a statement that those involved were being hunted down by authorities and

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Shafie: Sabah students from Peninsula and Sarawak undergo quarantine at home

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah tertiary students studying in the peninsula and Sarawak, including those holding Sabah Foundation scholarships, who are returning to the state are exempted from being held in the quarantine centres. However, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie

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Sarawak allows immediate family members travel in pair

KUCHING: Sarawak has decided to follow the latest national ruling in allowing two immediate family members to travel in a car, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said. In a statement issued here today, Uggah, who is also State Disaster

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25 Labuan Matriculation College students denied permission to leave Labuan

LABUAN: A total of 25 students of the Labuan Matriculation College (LMC) who were stuck on campus were denied permission to exit the duty-free-island to return to their hometown in Limbang, Sarawak, today after failing to obey the stranded higher education

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Sarawak: Considering EMCO for Covid-19 hotspots in Kuching

KUCHING: The Sarawak government may look into the possibility of enforcing the Enhanced Movement Control Order (ECMO) in certain hotspots in Kuching District where the number of Covid-19 positive cases are high. “If certain areas need to be in total lockdown,

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Petronas loses appeal to recuse JC to hear Sarawak lawsuit over unpaid SST

PUTRAJAYA: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has lost its appeal at the Court of Appeal here today to recuse a judicial commissioner (JC) from hearing a lawsuit brought by the Sarawak state government against the corporation over unpaid state sales tax (SST)

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Thunderstorms warning for Perak, Sabah, Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: The Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds in some areas in Perak, Sabah and Sarawak which it said will persist till midnight today. In a statement, it said the areas likely to be affected in Perak

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Coronavirus: Canadian tourist among seven new suspected cases in Sarawak

KUCHING: A Canadian tourist, who arrived at Mulu Airport two days ago, are among seven new suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Sarawak as of 10.30 am yesterday, according to State Disaster Management Committee. It said, before arriving at

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