Saturday, 20 December 2014

Chong challenges MACC to investigate award of road project to Impian Zaman

KUCHING, Dec 20, 2014: Sarawak Opposition leader Chong Chieng Jen  today challenged MACC Investigations Department director Jamidan Abdullah to investigate the award of the Jalan Song/Sungai Yong, Phase 3, Kapit, Pakej B road construction project to Impian Zaman Sdn Bhd.

"Right from the start, the secretive conversion of “open tender” to “selected tender” process for the award of the project smacks of cronyism and improper industrial practice.
Chong Chieng Jen

Jimmy Donald donates his books to DNC and SDGA for research purposes

KUCHING, Dec 20, 2014: Former Sri Aman Member of Parliament Jimmy Donald has donated a number of his books to Dayak National Congress and Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association for research purposes.

He wrote the books - in Iban - over a period of many years from the days he was a secondary school headmaster right through when he entered politics and became an elected parliamentarian.

caption: Jimmy Donald expresses his appointment that DBP does not produce Iban books.

If DNC and SGDA can work as a team, I don's see why Dayak political parties can't, SDGA boss says

By Simon Peter
KUCHING, Dec 20, 2014: Two Dayak-based non-governmental organisations - Dayak National Congress (DNC) and Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) today pledged to upgrade their level of cooperation and collaboration following the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

"With the MoU, we will have greater cooperation and collaboration in undertaking activities and programmes which are beneficial to the Dayak community," SDGA president Dusit Jaul said in a joint press conference held at DNC office at the MJC new township in Batu Kawah, near here.
Dusit Jaul (2nd left) and Mengga Mikui exchanging MoU documents after the signing ceremony.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

With out of court settlement, Bengoh Dam is ready for impoundment

KUCHNG, Dec 18, 2014: The dispute between two Bidayuh villages affected by the Bengoh Dam and the government has been settled out of court following a consent order granted by High Court judge Rodzariah Bujang this morning.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

SEB quashes reports that it has started building Baram dam

KUCHING, Dec 17, 2014: Sarawak Energy Berhad has not begun any clearing or construction works for the Baram dam, but will do so  once soil investigation work has been done, comprehensive feasibility studies undertaken and Social and Environment Impact Assessment (SEIA) reports have been completed, it said in a statement today.

Even then, the approval to go ahead with the construction must be obtained first from the State Government, it said.

Last minute attempt to stop perimeter survey from being conducted, Lands and Surveys blasted for giving one-day notice

KUCHING, Dec 17, 2014: PKR Mas Gading chairman Boniface Willy Tumek (picture, right) has blasted the Land and Survey Department for giving a short notice to the Bidayuh villages in Singgai on its intention to conduct a perimeter survey on their native customary rights (NCR) land.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Hello? Is Najib or religious authorities in charge of running the government, asks Baru

By Simon Peter
KUCHING, Dec 16, 2014: Is Najib Razak in charge of running the Federal Government or is it the religious authorities egged on by the likes of the repugnant and vacuous Malay rights groups Perkasa and Isma, asks Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian (picture) when commenting on the
detention of a Christian Father and the seizure of hymnals in Johor recently.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Chee How praises Lapok over the stamping of the Al-Kitab

KUCHING, Dec 14, 2014: Sarawak PKR vice chairman See Chee How has praised the Archbishop of the Anglican Province of South East Asia Bolly Lapok and his colleagues in the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) for their stand to move forward over the stamping of 351 Malay and Iban languages Al-Kitab.
See Chee How