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August 17, 2018 9:37 AM New rabies case detected in S'wak

KUCHING: One new case of rabies infection on human has been detected in Sarawak, bringing the total number of cases reported in the state since June 30 last year to 12. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement today, said the latest case involved a 49-year-old man from Sri Aman, who was currently in critical condition and being 3

August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 4

August 14, 2018 8:14 AM Minimum wage increases to be implemented gradually: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He added that if Malaysia starts spending money which it does not have, it would not be good for the country in the long run. "If we push for higher minimum wages, cost of production 3

August 13, 2018 7:37 AM Teacher pleads not guilty to possession of terrorism-related items

KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher of a primary school in Sarawak pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today on a charge of possession of six images and 16 videos of the Daesh terrorist group on his cellphone. Muhamad Naseefullah@ Heawian Einie, 47, made the plea before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. The Islamic Education teacher was alleged to have committed 8

August 11, 2018 11:14 AM Govt urged to provide land to every Sarawakian family

KUCHING: The Sarawak state government has been urged to provide land, especially the traditional plots to every Sarawakian family to enable them to build houses on the land. Jemoreng state assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said the ideal provision would be an acre of land to be divided among four families, as implemented some time ago in the Kampung Gita and Kampung 7

August 11, 2018 8:42 AM PDRM are still hunting for Jho Low: IGP

PORT KLANG: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are still hunting for businessman Low Taek Jhow or Jho Low over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. "Investigations against him are proceeding as normal," he said briefly to reporters when asked about the development of efforts to hunt for Jho Low. The blog Sarawak 6

August 11, 2018 1:23 AM 30,000 people in Sarawak keen to join Bersatu: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Almost 30,000 people in Sarawak are keen to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said this showed that the party was getting encouraging support from the people in the state and he had planned to launch the party in Sarawak. "We will accept all requests to become members of party 8

August 10, 2018 9:40 AM Marine & General gets RM48m contract from Murphy Sarawak Oil

PETALING JAYA: Marine & General Bhd's subsidiary Jasa Merin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has bagged a RM48 million contract from Murphy Sarawak Oil Co Ltd to provide two anchor handling tug supply vessels (60MT) to support Murphy's Sarawak production operations. The group told the stock exchange that the contract for the first vessel started on August 1 while 6

August 9, 2018 12:22 PM Govt to upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals nationwide to minor specialist hospitals to further extend medical specialist services to those living in rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, said among the hospitals were Gerik Hospital, Kuala Kangsar Hospital and Taiping Hospital in Perak 6

August 9, 2018 3:41 AM Sarawak Labour Dept to conduct spot checks at food premises

KUCHING: The Sarawak Labour Department has launched a state-wide operation on food premises to ensure employers' compliance to Chapter 76 of the Sarawak labour Ordinance. The operation involved 99 officers from the department's 17 offices in the state and was led by its Labour Standard Division head Jamillah Putit. Jamillah, when met at food premises 4