Abang Johari sworn in as Sarawak Chief Minister13 January 2017 @ 4:25 PM
PETRA JAYA: Datuk Abang Johari Openg was officially sworn in as the new Sarawak Chief Minister today.
Abang Johari, 66, took his oath of office before the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud at the Astana Negeri here.
The Satok assemblyman, clad in a black Baju Melayu, is Sarawak's sixth chief minister.
The chief minister's post became vacant following the sudden demise of Tan Sri Adenan Satem on Wednesday. He was 72.
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Govt suspends recruitment of foreign workers, including Bangladeshis19 February 2016 @ 1:30 PM
KUCHING: The government has suspended the recruitment of foreign workers including those from Bangladesh, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi said.
Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the government would instead exhaust all local talents available to meet the demand of the nation's workforce.
He also urged the younger generation to play their role in developing the country by using this opportunity to fill in the available vacancies.
11th Sarawak election on Apr 30?29 January 2016 @ 11:18 PM
KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem had no reservations about unveiling the proposed date for the upcoming state polls, shutting down months of speculation over the 11th Sarawak election.
Adenan, who is also Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said the state government has proposed to the Election Commission(EC) for the upcoming polls to be held on April 30, which falls on a Saturday.
PM arrives in Kuching for National Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen Day28 November 2015 @ 11:14 AM
KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived at the Kuching International Airport to officiate the national-level Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen Day celebration.
Najib was greeted by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Ghani and Second Resources Planning and Environment Minister Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hassan upon his arrival at the airport at 10.10am.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to join more than 10,000 people during the event, which will be held at Kota Samarahan Civic Centre near here.
PM, wife arrive in Kuching for 3-day visit26 February 2015 @ 5:22 PM
KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived in the state for his three-day visit beginning today.
Najib, accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, arrived at the Kuching International Airport at about 5pm.
Greeted by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his deputy Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang, Najib who is known for his touch-based approach, is expected to walk-about Kampung Gersik here immediately upon his arrival.
Wall for one, one for wall: Graffiti artists pay unique tribute to Tok Nan14 January 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KUCHING: As a tribute to the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, fondly known as 'Tok Nan', two best friends created something rather unique for Sarawakians to remember the great leader by.
Freelance graffiti artists Mohd Nor Shaddiq Mohamad Hamsah, 25 and Amey Sheikh Ali, 27, have created a graffito portrait of Tok Nan and the word of “OHHHHA” on the wall of a flyover at Jalan Satok here.
Thank you, Tok Nan: Sarawakians pay tearful tribute to Adenan11 January 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KUCHING: Sarawakians were left stunned over news on the passing of their beloved Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today.
“He left us too soon,” said Zaibennisa Yakut Alikhan, a trader at the Kubah Ria market.
“I was completely shocked and speechless when I heard the news from my family members, who sent the message via our WhatsApp group chat.
“At first, I could not believe it but the news of his passing was also announced on the radio.
City that never sleeps29 December 2016 @ 2:01 PM
It's a dream come true for Esther Landau, who can now tick Taiwan’s capital off her travel bucket list
AFTER four hours, our Taipei-bound Malindo Air flight from Kuala Lumpur arrives at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. As the aircraft makes its descent, my eyes are greeted by the sight of skyscrapers dotting the surrounding areas and massive traffic on the busy streets down below.
Najib arrives in Sarawak to officiate Batang Sadong bridge, view Pan Borneo Highway progress17 December 2016 @ 11:34 PM
KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived in Sarawak for his whirlwind tour of the state.
Najib arrived at the Kuching International Airport here at 10.30pm.
On hand to welcome Najib upon his arrival were Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, Deputy Home Minister Masir Kujat, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg and the latter's entourage from the state government.
Sarawak foils attempt to smuggle in cigarettes, beer, worth RM870,84017 December 2016 @ 12:03 PM
KUCHING: The Sarawak Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle in contraband cigarettes and beer worth RM870,840, with a tax value of RM8.2 million, in an operation at the Senari Port here on Wednesday.
Its director, Ahmad Jii, said the items, which had been declared as “clothing and jewellery items,” were recovered from three containers.
A total of 1,106 cigarettes and 5,800 crates of beer of different brands were seized during the operation.
Ahmad said an investigation revealed that the containers, which arrived from Singapore, have no permit or duty rates.