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.
Two arrested for spreading false rumours via Facebok on Sibu 'child kidnappers'22 February 2017 @ 12:55 PM
SIBU: Two people have landed themselves in trouble for spreading false rumours on Facebook on the supposed presence of child kidnappers in Sibujaya.
The duo, a security guard and a driver, both 25, were detained at two separate locations at 11.30pm and 2am, respectively, following a tip-off by the public.
Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar, in a statement today, said their mobile phones were also seized to assist the investigation.
Three factors contributed to BN's victory in Tg Datu, says Wan Junaidi [VIDEO]18 February 2017 @ 10:09 PM
LUNDU: Barisan Nasional (BN) election machinery operation director Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has outlined three elements, which has contributed to the coalition’s victory in the Tanjong Datu state seat by-election.
One of three factors, said Junaidi, was the legacy left behind by the state seat incumbent, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Junaidi, who is also Natural Resources and Environment Minister, also added BN's candidate Puan Sri Jamilah Anu won the support from the Tanjong Datu folks with her humble personality.
85-year-old braves rain to cast ballot in Tanjong Datu by-election18 February 2017 @ 10:03 AM
LUNDU: Drizzling rain this morning is not dampening the spirits of constituents in Kampung Stunggang Melayu here, who are raring to cast their votes for the Tanjong Datu state seat by-election.
Among early voters who cast their votes at SK Stunggang Melayu is Rakiah Wahi.
The 85-year-old from Kampung Stunggang Melayu Lama is one of the oldest voters here.
Rakiah said she never misses the chance to exercise her rights whenever polling is held.
Tanjong Datu by-election: BN aims for 72% voter turnout17 February 2017 @ 7:10 PM
SEMATAN: Barisan Nasional (BN) is aiming for a 72 per cent voter turnout in the Tanjong Datu state seat by-election tomorrow.
The target is three per cent lower than the goal fixed by the Election Commission (EC).
Explaining the lower target, Sarawak BN election machinery operations director Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said there are concerns that inclement weather may adversely affect voter turnout.
Ballot papers on way to Telok Melano for Tg Datu by-election17 February 2017 @ 4:31 PM
LUNDU: It will take about an hour for the ballot box and papers to reach Telok Melano, located about 90km from Lundu town, in time for tomorrow’s Tanjong Datu state seat by-election.
Sarawak Election Commission (EC) Sematan subdistrict office senior administrative officer Nazari Bujang said a team of four from the EC, accompanied by two police personnel, will transport the voting papers and box via the Pan Borneo Highway (which is still under construction) today.
He said although the weather is currently fine, they still chose the alternative way to reach Telok Melano.