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Prince arrives in Kuching on trade visit Nov 29, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak gave a rousing traditional welcome to the Duke of York, Prince Andrew when he arrived here for a three-day tour of Malaysia as Britain’s ... The Malaysia Star,

Suspect in Kuching library attacks shot and arrested Nov 25, 2004
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: Police shot and arrested the key suspect in the attacks on two young couples in the state library compound yesterday morning. ... The Malaysia Star,

Board acts to ease flooding in Kuching Nov 26, 2004
KUCHING: New operating levels for the barrage gates in Bako will be implemented from Dec 15 to reduce the impact of flooding here during the current rainy ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching holds second Gourmet Fest Nov 25, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The Kuching Gourmet Festival 2004 would be held for the second time here between Nov 22 and Dec 19. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Driver drowned after his car plunged into Sungai Gombak Dec 25, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR: A 44-year-old man drowned after he lost control of his car and plunged into Sungai Gombak, along Jalan Kuching here. ... The Malaysia Star,

Stunning feats thrill Kuching crowd Nov 23, 2004
KUCHING: An acrobatic troupe and a stuntman from China thrilled a 2,000-strong crowd at the Indoor Stadium here on Monday night with their feats. ... The Malaysia Star,

Spectre of King Tide in Sarawak early next year Dec 22, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak is speculated to be hit by the annual flood waters again in early January which is further strengthened by the forecast of the King Tide. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Malaysian Ministry Sheds Light On Cross-Border Diesel Scams In ... Dec 24, 2004
Last month saw the ministry's headquarters in Kuching launching intensive probes following the uncovering of evidence that the shortage was caused by illegal ... Bru Direct,

This song's written just for you Dec 24, 2004
Kuching-born Nicholas has been filming in Penang for the past month, playing a Cambridge graduate who returns to his Malaysian hometown to take over his ... Electric New Paper,

Dinner For Flying Malaysian Duo Dec 21, 2004
...of the 19 stops, from Kota Kinabalu half an hour earlier from the 4pm scheduled time of arrival on Monday after their flight from Bangkok to Kuching which took ... Bru Direct,

Rolls Royce Borneo Convoy To Visit Brunei Dec 10, 2004
The 'Borneo Experience, Tour of 2005' will bring some 180 well-heeled and hopefully high spending tourists to Kuching, Sarawak on February 25, Brunei from ... Bru Direct,

1st Silicon expects revenue to exceed RM320mil this year Dec 13, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. 1ST Silicon (M) Sdn Bhd, which has started producing wafers of 0.13 micron at its Kuching Sama Jaya Free ... The Malaysia Star,

Council funds reduced by 60% Dec 13, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak government will take drastic steps to reduce development funds for local authorities by cutting its capital grants to them by over 60 ... The Malaysia Star,

Why the delays in some Sabah projects Dec 23, 2004
Kuching: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry will hold discussions with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs on the marketing of rural ... Daily Express,

Lukewarm Response To Kg Pendam Route Proposal Dec 22, 2004
Kuching Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan earlier in the week made the observation of studying a suggestion to open up an alternate route to Brunei ... Bru Direct,

KL respects rights: Max Dec 24, 2004
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reiterated this assurance at the closing of Merdeka Month celebration in Kuching last September. ... Daily Express,

Christmas spirit Dec 23, 2004
NST picture shows college students Anita Laku, 20, (left) and Juwita Jarau, 19, from Kampung Sintok, Padawan, about 50km from Kuching, trying on the Santarina ... Borneo Bulletin,

MAS probes damaged 737 incident Dec 23, 2004
...crew on board. A similar accident occurred at the terminal aerobridge of Kuching International Airport last month. Abdul Wahab refuted ... Borneo Bulletin,

Exciting Cruise Tours Include African and Asian Ports of Call Dec 23, 2004
January 13 to 30, visits the Sultan of Brunei's Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, and in Malaysia a traditional Iban longhouse deep in the Borneo jungle in Kuching ... cruises.about.com

AmBank aims 40,000 more Al-Taslif cardholders Dec 13, 2004
Speaking to reporters after the Share and Care Al-Taslif cardholders contribution to charity in Kuching yesterday, he said the bank now had 100,000 holders of ... The Malaysia Star,

How do you season a wok? Dec 13, 2004
Genevieve Goh, Kuching. MOLASSES is a dark brown sticky liquid that remains after cane sugar has been boiled down. Another name for it is “blackstrap?. ... The Malaysia Star,

SESCo building new transmission line Dec 13, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SARAWAK Electricity Supply Corp (SESCo), which expects its electricity sales to rise to 5,771 gigawatt-hour ... The Malaysia Star,

IRB crackdown on errant companies in Sarawak Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is going after 2,400 companies in Sarawak who have yet to submit their income tax returns and owed millions in taxes. ... The Malaysia Star,

With the bat men Nov 30, 2004
The arrivals hall at the airport of Sarawak's delightful capital, Kuching, is a breezy veranda overlooking swaying angsana trees. ... Telegraph.co.uk,

Motorcycle assembler DNC sets sights on Indonesia, Philippines Nov 29, 2004
KUCHING-BASED Sarawak-China motorcycle assembly firm, DNC Asiatic Holdings Sdn Bhd, is setting its sights on the fast-growing Asean market for its Demak brand ... The Malaysia Star,

Man of forest reigns Nov 25, 2004
The centre is just outside the Sarawak capital, Kuching, and is one of the most accessible introductions to the stunning range of wildlife awaiting visitors to ... The National,

Filmmakers highlight short films Dec 18, 2004
She met with Singaporean director Yuni Hadi and Malaysian director Amir Muhammad at the Kuching Film Festival in 2001, and they decided to establish S-Express. ... Jakarta Post,

Term limits for SUPP ministers Dec 18, 2004
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) has limited the tenure of its federal and state ministers to two consecutive terms. ... The Malaysia Star,

DiGi high speed comes to Penang, Johor Dec 21, 2004
...of the main city centres, regional hubs, and densely populated areas such as Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Ipoh, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching for ugprades to ... The Edge Daily,

Bridge projects delayed too long Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - Two bridge projects in Sibu and Lundu that have been delayed for far too long has brought inconvenience for the people. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Teachers' college needed in Lawas Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING - A teachers' training college is needed in the Lawas district to serve as a beacon to overcome shortage of teachers in the rural areas in East Malaysia ... Borneo Bulletin,

Welcome aboard! Dec 18, 2004
There are a total of 402 new affiliates for the latest graduation sessions. Graduation ceremonies were also held in Penang and Kuching recently. The Malaysia Star,

Early intervention vital to help cure autism, says doctor Dec 19, 2004
KUCHING: Early intervention can help cure autism which affects one in every 500 births in Sarawak, said former state health director Dr Yao Sik Chi. ... The Malaysia Star,

Landowners urged to open up land to eradicate poverty Dec 19, 2004
KUCHING - Landowners in Sarawak were urged to open up their land now to gain "knowledge and expertise in managing (their) crops in the plantations", according ... Borneo Bulletin,

PBB Youth Wing to set up education centre Dec 20, 2004
KUCHING - The ruling Barisan Nasional component party, Parti Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) Youth Wing would set up an education centre to monitor the matriculation ... Borneo Bulletin,

M'sia can become powerhouse in sports Dec 20, 2004
Kuching: Malaysia once a respected country in various sports can once again regain its past glory, a former world martial art's champion said yesterday ... Daily Express,

Sarawak's high-tech locations worth fighting for: Taib Dec 20, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Sarawak's high-tech locations are "worth fighting for," said Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Anarchy on the Internet Dec 3, 2004
SIM KWANG YANG was DAP MP for Bandar Kuching in Sarawak 1982-1995. Since retiring in 1995, he has become a freelance writer in the ... Malaysia Kini,

4WDs targetted in Sarawak Nov 22, 2004
Recently, participants from Brunei Darussalam attending the 8th Convention of the World Federation of Fuzhou Associations (WFFA) in Kuching lost their four ... Borneo Bulletin,

Massive jam leading to city Dec 12, 2004
...directions. Several other roads in the vicinity such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Kuching were also affected. City ... The Malaysia Star,

News in brief Dec 11, 2004
Other roads said to be affected by the rain were Jalan Damansara, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Kuching as well as Kampung Pandan. ... The Malaysia Star,

Malaysian air force plane crash kills two Dec 16, 2004
A Bell-206 helicopter with four people on board crashed about 70 nautical miles northeast of Kuching, capital of Sarawak State in east Malaysia on Sept. ... Xinhua,

No more settling cases out of court, says IRB chief Dec 14, 2004
...development of the country. Similar operations would be carried out in Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Johor. To a question, he ... The Malaysia Star,

Keen interest in Sarawak smelter Dec 8, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. TWO groups of new investors – from Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – are keen to invest in ... The Malaysia Star,

CMS Trust expects brisk sales of new fund Dec 7, 2004
By Sharon Ling in Kuching. CMS Trust Management Bhd expects its just launched RM100mil Islamic Balanced Fund to be sold out by the end of the month. ... The Malaysia Star,

Prosecute illegal ring tone sellers Dec 16, 2004
KUCHING: The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) wants the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to prosecute cellphone outlets that sell ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to seek federal grants for major projects Dec 15, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak will seek matching grants from the Government to finance major urban development projects in the state that require big capital funding. ... The Malaysia Star,

Reward staff for voluntary work Dec 12, 2004
KUCHING: Civil servants who are actively involved in voluntary and charitable work must be rewarded by the Government, said a leading social worker here. ... The Malaysia Star,

Court circular Nov 29, 2004
His Royal Highness later departed Rimba Airbase, Brunei, for Malaysia and was received on arrival this evening at Kuching International Airport, Sarawak, by ... The Times,

14-12-2004: News In Brief Dec 14, 2004
TSR Capital Bhd subsidiary TSR Bina Sdn Bhd (TSRB) has been awarded a RM55 million contract for the construction of a new prison in Kuching. ... The Edge Daily,

Speedboats for Sabah Fire Dept likely Dec 12, 2004
Kuching: The Government is studying the possibility of purchasing speedboats to strengthen the Fire and Rescue Department's logistic capabilities in Sabah and ... Daily Express,

Malaysia Eyes On New Route To Brunei Along Limbang Border Dec 15, 2004
Kuching - The Malaysian government is said to be studying a suggestion to open a new route to Brunei at Kampung Pendam in Limbang carefully. ... Bru Direct,

Too excited over his NS stint Dec 13, 2004
The trainees were moved to their assigned camps without any untoward incident. The registration procedure in Kuching also went on smoothly. ... The Malaysia Star,

Racket stealing and stripping Wiras Dec 2, 2004
KUCHING: City police caught a 23-year old man stripping off parts from a Proton Wira at a workshop in Jalan Sembah here just after midnight on Tuesday. ... The Malaysia Star,

Higher than average piracy rate Dec 14, 2004
KUCHING: An international study has estimated that Malaysia had a software piracy rate of 63% last year, higher than the average rate of 53% in the Asia ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak short of NCR land for oil palm estates Dec 14, 2004
KUCHING: There has been a new surge of investors keen to develop native customary rights (NCR) land for oil palm plantations, said state Land Development ... The Malaysia Star,

Funds sought to improve coverage Dec 11, 2004
KUCHING: The Information Ministry is seeking emergency funds to improve radio and TV reception in remote areas in Sarawak and Sabah. ... The Malaysia Star,

Girl undergoes ‘bloodless’ op Dec 17, 2004
KUCHING: When doctors told Rani Lee that her daughter, Chelsea Lavina Brookeman, 11, needed major surgery to correct a deformity in the spine, she was adamant ... The Malaysia Star,

MALAYSIA BUSINESS BRIEFS: Iris Assoc Gets Pakistan Job Dec 14, 2004
...(5042.KU), has been given a MYR55 million contract by the government's Finance Ministry to build a new prison in Kuching, in east Malaysia's Sarawak state. ... Yahoo News

Domestic violence on the rise in Sarawak Dec 14, 2004
There were 301 cases during the first half of this year. “The state Welfare Department has set up children’s activity centres in the Kuching, Sibu, Miri ... The Malaysia Star,

Hornbill Skyways given three months to act before AOC Dec 14, 2004
KUCHING - The Hornbill Skyways has been given three months to take action on the findings and recommendations by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on its ... Borneo Bulletin,

Low-cost housing to be re-branded as HDC Dec 14, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Sarawak Housing Ministry is proposing to drop the term of "low-cost" for houses developed by the Housing Development Commission. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Bintulu as a scientific research centre Dec 14, 2004
...the Acting District Officer of Dalat and the transfer of Lawrence Dick Sekalai of Tatau District Office to Land and Survey Department Headquarters in Kuching. ... Borneo Bulletin,

HR development must cover all players in value chain: Chan Dec 16, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak's initiatives for its human resource development would need to cover all players in the value chain, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr ... Borneo Bulletin,

Hilton launches Rate promotion in Asia Dec 13, 2004
Combine this with a side trip to the laid back city of Kuching from MYR 125 and a jungle adventure at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse located deep in the Borneo ... ASIATravelTips.com,

S'wak best example of racial unity: minister Dec 12, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak is the best example of racial unity in efforts to create a Malaysian race, Information Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said ... Borneo Bulletin,

2,600 trainees check in for NS duty in Sarawak Dec 14, 2004
KUCHING - The first batch of some 2,600 youths in Sarawak selected for the 2005 National Service session reported themselves for the compulsory duty yesterday. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Thousands of natives to get ICs Nov 23, 2004
...mobile squad, he added, would try to process applications for ICs while conducting their rounds rather than send them all the way to the headquarters in Kuching ... The Malaysia Star,

Pan-Borneo Highway damaged by landslip Dec 8, 2004
The federal and state governments are still in the process of constructing the RM1.5bil second coastal highway between Miri and Kuching. The Malaysia Star,

Tycoon to be buried in Sibu today Dec 6, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak timber tycoon and banker Tan Sri Ling Beng Siew, who passed away in California from a heart ailment on Friday, will be buried in his hometown ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to ease plight of urban poor Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: The state Environment and Public Health Ministry will meet local authorities soon to work out programmes to help the urban poor, said Minister Datuk ... The Malaysia Star,

Bruneians top Sarawak list of traffic offenders Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: Brunei motorists have the highest number of unsettled traffic summonses in Sarawak among foreigners, state Police Commissioner Datuk Talib Jamal said. ... The Malaysia Star,

Prince Andrew to visit Malaysia Nov 26, 2004
The visit will begin in Kuching, where he will lead a delegation of British businessmen to meet Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and other senior ... The Malaysia Star,

MAS first-half net profit soars 350% to RM159mil Nov 29, 2004
During the period, MAS expanded to Vienna, Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Chengdu (China). It also developed secondary hubs in Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. ... The Malaysia Star,

RM100,000 worth of fireworks seized Nov 25, 2004
KUCHING: A 40-year-old woman from Terengganu was among four people arrested when police busted a wholesale firecrackers and fireworks operation at Jalan ... The Malaysia Star,

News in Brief Nov 24, 2004
KUCHING: The human skeletal remains found in a black plastic bag dumped in the jungle in Bau would be sent for DNA testing to determine the identity of the ... The Malaysia Star,

CM to table bill on post of acting governor Nov 29, 2004
KUCHING: Four bills, including the state Budget and one to amend the state Constitution, will be tabled at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting which ... The Malaysia Star,

MASkargo's record i-Port shipment Dec 1, 2004
MASkargo said this programme would eventually be expanded to cover all Malaysian ports such as Kuching, Penang, Pasir Gudang, Bintulu and Kota Kinabalu. ... The Edge Daily,

New budget strategies will spur greater domestic investment Dec 9, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The budget strategies unveiled by the Finance Minister Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud would spur greater domestic investment activities. ... Borneo Bulletin,

61 per cent of Budget 2005 allocated for development purposes ... Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING - The State Budget 2005 would continue to be a "development biased" budget with RM1.886 billion or about 61 per cent of the total budget allocated for ... Borneo Bulletin,

S'wak gets RM9.52b FDIs for manufacturing projects up to October Dec 8, 2004
Kuching: Sarawak is moving ahead with the inflow of RM9.52 billion of foreign direct investments (FDIs) for manufacturing projects approved by the state ... Daily Express,

S'wak govt expects positive trade balance to continue Dec 10, 2004
Kuching: Sarawak has continuously registered trade surpluses since the 1970's and the trend is expected to continue, state Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri ... Daily Express,

Govt to decide after studying MAS, AirAsia proposals Dec 2, 2004
He said some of MAS’ dense routes that are poised for more growth were KL-Penang, KL-Kota Kinabalu, KL-Kuching and various points in the peninsula. The Edge Daily,

Sarawak state budget to be tabled in December Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING - The State Legislative Assembly Sitting would be held from Dec 6-15 to table the state budget by the Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Mission schools in Sarawak to complement local education system Nov 29, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Mission schools in Sarawak are playing a role to complement what the state government is doing in the local education system. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Biar Betul roadshow Nov 28, 2004
Catch the cast at Tun Jugah Shopping Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, on Dec 3 at 4pm; Kinta City in Ipoh, Perak (Dec 11, 3pm); Megamall Prai, Penang (Dec 11, 8pm ... The Malaysia Star,

Conservation plan under way for Sarawak park Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING: A site conservation management plan is being drawn up for the Maludam National Park, which is home to the world’s only viable population of the red ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak among states with the least addicts Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak has the third lowest number of drug addicts in the country after Malacca and Perlis, less than 2% of the total number of addicts last year. ... The Malaysia Star,

Land disputes with loggers still not resolved Nov 24, 2004
KUCHING: None of the nearly 30 land dispute cases between native customary rights owners and logging or plantation companies in Sarawak referred to the Human ... The Malaysia Star,

New party gets 60,000 applications Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (Parti Rakyat) has approved the setting up of 50 divisions statewide and has received some 60,000 membership applications in less ... The Malaysia Star,

No sign of boy’s remains in two crocs Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: A bomoh have caught two crocodiles but neither of them showed signs that they had eaten a 15-year-old boy on Nov 13. The ... The Malaysia Star,

Contractor not hired for projects Dec 3, 2004
KUCHING: Rural electrification scheme (RES) projects were not carried out in Sarawak in the past two years because no contractor had been appointed for the job ... The Malaysia Star,

‘Be wary when leasing out land’ Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING: The state government should exercise extra care in issuing provisional land leases to plantation companies, said Sarawak National Party’s (Snap ... The Malaysia Star,

Idols make special appearance at college Dec 4, 2004
KUCHING: More than 100 fans turned up at the IBMS College here to meet the first Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor and five other Idol finalists. ... The Malaysia Star,

News in brief Nov 28, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak may make it compulsory for all companies in the state to have their industrial sludge treated and disposed of locally. ... The Malaysia Star,

No more settling cases out of court, says IRB chief 15 Dec 2004
...development of the country. Similar operations would be carried out in Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Johor. To a question, he ... The Malaysia Star,

Higher than average piracy rate 15 Dec 2004
KUCHING: An international study has estimated that Malaysia had a software piracy rate of 63% last year, higher than the average rate of 53% in the Asia ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak short of NCR land for oil palm estates 15 Dec 2004
KUCHING: There has been a new surge of investors keen to develop native customary rights (NCR) land for oil palm plantations, said state Land Development ... The Malaysia Star,

Domestic violence on the rise in Sarawak 15 Dec 2004
There were 301 cases during the first half of this year. “The state Welfare Department has set up children’s activity centres in the Kuching, Sibu, Miri ... The Malaysia Star,

Hornbill Skyways given three months to act before AOC 15 Dec 2004
KUCHING - The Hornbill Skyways has been given three months to take action on the findings and recommendations by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on its ... Borneo Bulletin,

Low-cost housing to be re-branded as HDC 15 Dec 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Sarawak Housing Ministry is proposing to drop the term of "low-cost" for houses developed by the Housing Development Commission. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Bintulu as a scientific research centre 15 Dec 2004
...the Acting District Officer of Dalat and the transfer of Lawrence Dick Sekalai of Tatau District Office to Land and Survey Department Headquarters in Kuching. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Council funds reduced by 60% Dec 13, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak government will take drastic steps to reduce development funds for local authorities by cutting its capital grants to them by over 60 ... The Malaysia Star,

Sydney-Kuching packages prove a hit Nov 13, 2004
HAD Ramesh Sivabalan, 27, known about the Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) special offer of RM1,800 for a Sydney-Kuching return flight plus four nights' stay in a four ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching outcry over attacks at library compund Nov 18, 2004
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: The senseless attacks on two young couples at the state library compound in Petra Jaya here in one week have caused a public outrage. ... The Malaysia Star,

Suspect in Kuching library attacks shot and arrested Nov 25, 2004
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: Police shot and arrested the key suspect in the attacks on two young couples in the state library compound yesterday morning. ... The Malaysia Star,

Stunning feats thrill Kuching crowd Nov 23, 2004
KUCHING: An acrobatic troupe and a stuntman from China thrilled a 2,000-strong crowd at the Indoor Stadium here on Monday night with their feats. ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching to host world meeting of Foochows Nov 13, 2004
KUCHING: More than 2,000 Foochows from 16 countries will converge here for the eighth convention of the World Federation of Fuzhou Associations on Saturday. ... The Malaysia Star,

Board acts to ease flooding in Kuching Nov 26, 2004
KUCHING: New operating levels for the barrage gates in Bako will be implemented from Dec 15 to reduce the impact of flooding here during the current rainy ... The Malaysia Star,

1st Silicon expects revenue to exceed RM320mil this year Dec 13, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. 1ST Silicon (M) Sdn Bhd, which has started producing wafers of 0.13 micron at its Kuching Sama Jaya Free ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching holds second Gourmet Fest Nov 25, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The Kuching Gourmet Festival 2004 would be held for the second time here between Nov 22 and Dec 19. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Local Foochows To Join WFFA Meet In Kuching Nov 17, 2004
...community from 16 countries, including Brunei, will participate in the World Federation of Fuzhou Association (WFFA) convention in Kuching from November 19-21. ... Bru Direct,

AmBank aims 40,000 more Al-Taslif cardholders Dec 13, 2004
Speaking to reporters after the Share and Care Al-Taslif cardholders contribution to charity in Kuching yesterday, he said the bank now had 100,000 holders of ... The Malaysia Star,

How do you season a wok? Dec 13, 2004
Genevieve Goh, Kuching. MOLASSES is a dark brown sticky liquid that remains after cane sugar has been boiled down. Another name for it is “blackstrap?. ... The Malaysia Star,

Rolls Royce Borneo Convoy To Visit Brunei Dec 10, 2004
The 'Borneo Experience, Tour of 2005' will bring some 180 well-heeled and hopefully high spending tourists to Kuching, Sarawak on February 25, Brunei from ... Bru Direct,

IRB crackdown on errant companies in Sarawak Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is going after 2,400 companies in Sarawak who have yet to submit their income tax returns and owed millions in taxes. ... The Malaysia Star,

14-12-2004: News In Brief Dec 14, 2004
TSR Capital Bhd subsidiary TSR Bina Sdn Bhd (TSRB) has been awarded a RM55 million contract for the construction of a new prison in Kuching. ... The Edge Daily,

Too excited over his NS stint Dec 13, 2004
The trainees were moved to their assigned camps without any untoward incident. The registration procedure in Kuching also went on smoothly. ... The Malaysia Star,

MALAYSIA BUSINESS BRIEFS: Iris Assoc Gets Pakistan Job Dec 14, 2004
...(5042.KU), has been given a MYR55 million contract by the government's Finance Ministry to build a new prison in Kuching, in east Malaysia's Sarawak state. ... Yahoo News

Hilton launches Rate promotion in Asia Dec 13, 2004
Combine this with a side trip to the laid back city of Kuching from MYR 125 and a jungle adventure at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse located deep in the Borneo ... ASIATravelTips.com,

2,600 trainees check in for NS duty in Sarawak Dec 14, 2004
KUCHING - The first batch of some 2,600 youths in Sarawak selected for the 2005 National Service session reported themselves for the compulsory duty yesterday. ... Borneo Bulletin,

With the bat men Nov 30, 2004
The arrivals hall at the airport of Sarawak's delightful capital, Kuching, is a breezy veranda overlooking swaying angsana trees. ... Telegraph.co.uk,

Motorcycle assembler DNC sets sights on Indonesia, Philippines Nov 29, 2004
KUCHING-BASED Sarawak-China motorcycle assembly firm, DNC Asiatic Holdings Sdn Bhd, is setting its sights on the fast-growing Asean market for its Demak brand ... The Malaysia Star,

Massive jam leading to city Dec 12, 2004
...directions. Several other roads in the vicinity such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Kuching were also affected. City ... The Malaysia Star,

News in brief Dec 11, 2004
Other roads said to be affected by the rain were Jalan Damansara, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Kuching as well as Kampung Pandan. ... The Malaysia Star,

Keen interest in Sarawak smelter Dec 8, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. TWO groups of new investors – from Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – are keen to invest in ... The Malaysia Star,

CMS Trust expects brisk sales of new fund Dec 7, 2004
By Sharon Ling in Kuching. CMS Trust Management Bhd expects its just launched RM100mil Islamic Balanced Fund to be sold out by the end of the month. ... The Malaysia Star,

Reward staff for voluntary work Dec 12, 2004
KUCHING: Civil servants who are actively involved in voluntary and charitable work must be rewarded by the Government, said a leading social worker here. ... The Malaysia Star,

Speedboats for Sabah Fire Dept likely Dec 12, 2004
Kuching: The Government is studying the possibility of purchasing speedboats to strengthen the Fire and Rescue Department's logistic capabilities in Sabah and ... Daily Express,

Bridge projects delayed too long Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - Two bridge projects in Sibu and Lundu that have been delayed for far too long has brought inconvenience for the people. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Teachers' college needed in Lawas Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING - A teachers' training college is needed in the Lawas district to serve as a beacon to overcome shortage of teachers in the rural areas in East Malaysia ... Borneo Bulletin,

Funds sought to improve coverage Dec 11, 2004
KUCHING: The Information Ministry is seeking emergency funds to improve radio and TV reception in remote areas in Sarawak and Sabah. ... The Malaysia Star,

S'wak best example of racial unity: minister Dec 12, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak is the best example of racial unity in efforts to create a Malaysian race, Information Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said ... Borneo Bulletin,

Anarchy on the Internet Dec 3, 2004
SIM KWANG YANG was DAP MP for Bandar Kuching in Sarawak 1982-1995. Since retiring in 1995, he has become a freelance writer in the ... Malaysia Kini,

4wds Targeted In Sarawak Nov 22, 2004
Recently, participants from Brunei Darussalam attending the 8th Convention of the World Federation of Fuzhou Associations (WFFA) in Kuching lost their four ... Bru Direct,

Man of forest reigns Nov 25, 2004
The centre is just outside the Sarawak capital, Kuching, and is one of the most accessible introductions to the stunning range of wildlife awaiting visitors to ... The National,

Dialogue with CVLB sought to replace ageing buses Nov 15, 2004
KUCHING - The Sarawak Bus Companies Association has asked for a dialogue with the state Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) on the issue of replacing ... Borneo Bulletin,

Gunmen shoot two pub patrons Nov 15, 2004
KUCHING: Two men watching television in a pub at King’s Centre here were shot by a group of assailants. The victims, in their ... The Malaysia Star,

Pan-Borneo Highway damaged by landslip Dec 8, 2004
The federal and state governments are still in the process of constructing the RM1.5bil second coastal highway between Miri and Kuching. The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to ease plight of urban poor Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: The state Environment and Public Health Ministry will meet local authorities soon to work out programmes to help the urban poor, said Minister Datuk ... The Malaysia Star,

Bruneians top Sarawak list of traffic offenders Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: Brunei motorists have the highest number of unsettled traffic summonses in Sarawak among foreigners, state Police Commissioner Datuk Talib Jamal said. ... The Malaysia Star,

Court circular Nov 29, 2004
His Royal Highness later departed Rimba Airbase, Brunei, for Malaysia and was received on arrival this evening at Kuching International Airport, Sarawak, by ... The Times,

New budget strategies will spur greater domestic investment Dec 9, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The budget strategies unveiled by the Finance Minister Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud would spur greater domestic investment activities. ... Borneo Bulletin,

S'wak gets RM9.52b FDIs for manufacturing projects up to October Dec 8, 2004
Kuching: Sarawak is moving ahead with the inflow of RM9.52 billion of foreign direct investments (FDIs) for manufacturing projects approved by the state ... Daily Express,

S'wak govt expects positive trade balance to continue Dec 10, 2004
Kuching: Sarawak has continuously registered trade surpluses since the 1970's and the trend is expected to continue, state Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri ... Daily Express,

Hari Raya date turns deadly Nov 18, 2004
A ROMANTIC Hari Raya date in the park ended in tragedy for a Kuching couple on Tuesday. The college students, who were spending ... Electric New Paper,

Racket stealing and stripping Wiras Dec 2, 2004
KUCHING: City police caught a 23-year old man stripping off parts from a Proton Wira at a workshop in Jalan Sembah here just after midnight on Tuesday. ... The Malaysia Star,

No sign of boy’s remains in two crocs Dec 9, 2004
KUCHING: A bomoh have caught two crocodiles but neither of them showed signs that they had eaten a 15-year-old boy on Nov 13. The ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to set up new nurseries for oil palm seedlings Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING - The state government is planning to set up a nursery under the 9th Malaysia Plan to meet the growing demand for planting materials by the local palm ... Borneo Bulletin,

Thousands of natives to get ICs Nov 23, 2004
...mobile squad, he added, would try to process applications for ICs while conducting their rounds rather than send them all the way to the headquarters in Kuching ... The Malaysia Star,

Tycoon to be buried in Sibu today Dec 6, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak timber tycoon and banker Tan Sri Ling Beng Siew, who passed away in California from a heart ailment on Friday, will be buried in his hometown ... The Malaysia Star,

MAS first-half net profit soars 350% to RM159mil Nov 29, 2004
During the period, MAS expanded to Vienna, Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Chengdu (China). It also developed secondary hubs in Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. ... The Malaysia Star,

CM to table bill on post of acting governor Nov 29, 2004
KUCHING: Four bills, including the state Budget and one to amend the state Constitution, will be tabled at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting which ... The Malaysia Star,

MASkargo's record i-Port shipment Dec 1, 2004
MASkargo said this programme would eventually be expanded to cover all Malaysian ports such as Kuching, Penang, Pasir Gudang, Bintulu and Kota Kinabalu. ... The Edge Daily,

61 per cent of Budget 2005 allocated for development purposes ... Dec 7, 2004
KUCHING - The State Budget 2005 would continue to be a "development biased" budget with RM1.886 billion or about 61 per cent of the total budget allocated for ... Borneo Bulletin,

Govt to decide after studying MAS, AirAsia proposals Dec 2, 2004
He said some of MAS’ dense routes that are poised for more growth were KL-Penang, KL-Kota Kinabalu, KL-Kuching and various points in the peninsula. The Edge Daily,

Sarawak state budget to be tabled in December Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING - The State Legislative Assembly Sitting would be held from Dec 6-15 to table the state budget by the Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Mission schools in Sarawak to complement local education system Nov 29, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Mission schools in Sarawak are playing a role to complement what the state government is doing in the local education system. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Conservation plan under way for Sarawak park Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING: A site conservation management plan is being drawn up for the Maludam National Park, which is home to the world’s only viable population of the red ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak among states with the least addicts Nov 30, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak has the third lowest number of drug addicts in the country after Malacca and Perlis, less than 2% of the total number of addicts last year. ... The Malaysia Star,

New party gets 60,000 applications Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (Parti Rakyat) has approved the setting up of 50 divisions statewide and has received some 60,000 membership applications in less ... The Malaysia Star,

Contractor not hired for projects Dec 3, 2004
KUCHING: Rural electrification scheme (RES) projects were not carried out in Sarawak in the past two years because no contractor had been appointed for the job ... The Malaysia Star,

‘Be wary when leasing out land’ Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING: The state government should exercise extra care in issuing provisional land leases to plantation companies, said Sarawak National Party’s (Snap ... The Malaysia Star,

Idols make special appearance at college Dec 4, 2004
KUCHING: More than 100 fans turned up at the IBMS College here to meet the first Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor and five other Idol finalists. ... The Malaysia Star,

Surplus state budgets from next year on, says Sarawak's Taib Dec 6, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak government, which has proposed RM1.89bil to fund development programmes in 2005, has made a commitment to come up with surplus budgets ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to introduce law on village heads Dec 2, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak will introduce a law to regulate the appointment and duties of headmen and community chiefs. This will be done ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to receive Federal allocation for flood control Dec 2, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak would receive a federal allocation of RM750 million under the 9th Malaysia Plan in 2006 to implement flood control in the state. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Have more visits, Sabah and Sarawak women NGOs urged Dec 6, 2004
Sarawak are registered with Biro Wanita Sarawak. Kuching alone has about 200 women NGOs. Noni noted that Biro Wanita Sarawak was ... Daily Express,

S'wakians called on to take part in Homestay Dec 5, 2004
KUCHING - Locals could participate in the state's tourism "Homestay Programme" once certain requirements such as accessibility of location and suitable ... Borneo Bulletin,

Three weeks to submit bus plans Nov 19, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board has given the 14 stage bus firms three weeks to submit timetables related to 225 buses that are more ... The Malaysia Star,

SMEs remain core business for HSBC Nov 18, 2004
By the year-end, HSBC expects to have a total of six commercial banking centres namely in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. ... The Malaysia Star,

Teacher bags more than her share of fun Nov 13, 2004
BY SHARON LING. KUCHING: For schoolteacher Anne Teoh, taking part in contests is a form of fun and relaxation. The thought of winning seldom crossed her mind. ... The Malaysia Star,

Prince Andrew to visit Malaysia Nov 26, 2004
The visit will begin in Kuching, where he will lead a delegation of British businessmen to meet Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and other senior ... The Malaysia Star,

Taib praises Foochow spirit Nov 20, 2004
KUCHING: Foochows can play a meaningful role in the globalised world because of their pioneering spirit, co-operation and goodwill towards others, Chief ... The Malaysia Star,

RM100,000 worth of fireworks seized Nov 25, 2004
KUCHING: A 40-year-old woman from Terengganu was among four people arrested when police busted a wholesale firecrackers and fireworks operation at Jalan ... The Malaysia Star,

News in Brief Nov 24, 2004
KUCHING: The human skeletal remains found in a black plastic bag dumped in the jungle in Bau would be sent for DNA testing to determine the identity of the ... The Malaysia Star,

Fireworks mark end of convention Nov 21, 2004
KUCHING: The world’s largest Foochow gathering here was treated to a 20-minute spectacular fireworks display at the waterfront in the city on Saturday night. ... The Malaysia Star,

Head of state calls on S'wak to enhance image of Islam Nov 15, 2004
KUCHING - The Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin, called on Muslims in the state to strive to enhance the image of Islam as a ... Borneo Bulletin,

Photographic society expedition to Kalimantan Nov 23, 2004
After a three-day stay in Pontianak, the group will proceed to Kuching where they will stay for two days to visit places of interest before departing for ... Borneo Bulletin,

Nine held, firearms seized Nov 22, 2004
KUCHING: Police here have seized six air rifles and arrested five men including a 24-year-old Indonesian following a tip-off from the public. ... The Malaysia Star,

Biar Betul roadshow Nov 28, 2004
Catch the cast at Tun Jugah Shopping Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, on Dec 3 at 4pm; Kinta City in Ipoh, Perak (Dec 11, 3pm); Megamall Prai, Penang (Dec 11, 8pm ... The Malaysia Star,

Everrise spreading wings to Sabah by year-end Nov 22, 2004
...year. Everrise operates 14 outlets, six in Kuching, the rest in Kota Samarahan, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. ... The Malaysia Star,

Land disputes with loggers still not resolved Nov 24, 2004
KUCHING: None of the nearly 30 land dispute cases between native customary rights owners and logging or plantation companies in Sarawak referred to the Human ... The Malaysia Star,

Philips in deal to expand to east Malaysia Nov 16, 2004
It has branches in Kuching, Miri and Bintulu and in Sandakan, Tawau, Lahad Datu and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah besides Labuan, Brunei and Singapore. – Bernama. The Malaysia Star,

News in brief Nov 21, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak Society for the Blind is short of some RM180,000 to furnish its new building, which is under construction here, with equipment to provide ... The Malaysia Star,

News in brief Nov 28, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak may make it compulsory for all companies in the state to have their industrial sludge treated and disposed of locally. ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching to host Fuzhou gathering 08 Nov 2004
KUCHING: Over 1,000 foreign delegates are expected to converge here for the biggest-ever World Federation of Fuzhou Associations biennial convention beginning ... The Malaysia Star,

Mudajaya taps Kuching market Oct 24, 2004
BY ANGIE NG IN KUCHING. MUDAJAYA Group ... capabilities. Kuching has turned out to be a growing and relatively untapped property market. Undertaken ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching recognised as exemplary healthy city Oct 11, 2004
KUCHING - Kuching city has been recognised in the region as an example of what a healthy city should be, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan here ... Borneo Bulletin,

Kuching may have go-kart track: Taib Oct 11, 2004
MIRI - Kuching may become the second Borneo town to have a go-kart track of international standard, if racing enthusiasts in the Sarawak state capital could ... Borneo Bulletin,

SEGi buys land in Kuching for RM4.8m Oct 19, 2004
SEG International Bhd’s subsidiary IBMS Resources Sdn Bhd has proposed to buy two pieces of land in Stampin, Kuching for RM4.8 million from Yung Kong Company ... The Edge Daily,

Kuching Lass Sings Her Way To The Crown Oct 16, 2004
Bandar Seri Begawan – Kuching’s 26-year-old songbird Chew Pei See was crowned champion at the finals of the Open Hokkien Karaoke Singing Competition held ... Bru Direct,

Sarawak hopes to attract Aussies with direct flights from Sydney Nov 3, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak has established direct air links with Sydney in its efforts to attract more Australians to the state. State Urban ... The Malaysia Star,

Cut fares, boatmen warned Nov 3, 2004
KUCHING: Passenger express boat operators in Sarawak who are overcharging their passengers must immediately bring down their fares to the recently approved ... The Malaysia Star,

Tax break for cemeteries, exemption for non-profit private sites Nov 6, 2004
BY SHARON LING. KUCHING: The Government plans to come up with a tax exemption policy for all non-profit, privately run cemeteries by the end of the year. ... The Malaysia Star,

S'wak issues 37 licences for tree planting scheme Oct 31, 2004
...establishing forest plantation. One of the projects is the Acacia Mangium tree planting along the Kuching-Lundu road. Tree species ... Borneo Bulletin,

Ministry rejects demands to raise beef price Oct 28, 2004
KUCHING: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has rejected demands by beef producers to raise the maximum retail price to RM25 per kg in the state. ... The Malaysia Star,

Naim Cendera plans property investment, management Oct 28, 2004
...“Naim has sold 1,071 units of mostly terrace houses in the Bandar Baru Permyjaya project and in Desa Ilmu in Kota Samarahan near Kuching during the period ... The Malaysia Star,

Property drives earnings growth of group Oct 24, 2004
On the property front, of the RM2bil worth of projects to be developed in Kuching, only RM270mil have been realised as billings. ... The Malaysia Star,

Police set up river blocks Oct 27, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak marine police are setting up river blocks on major navigable rivers in the state to ensure the safety of express boat passengers during the ... The Malaysia Star,

Ops to curb marine crime Oct 29, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - The Sarawak Marine police has launched a month-long operation against marine crime and overloading of passenger boats. ... Borneo Bulletin,

More Indonesian maids fall prey to irresponsible phantom agents Oct 28, 2004
KUCHING - The low educational level of Indonesian maids has made them easy prey for exploitation by calo, the Indonesian term for middlemen or phantom agents ... Borneo Bulletin,

Additional electoral roll Existing force adequate Snatch thieves ... Nov 4, 2004
...border. KUCHING: Sarawak police have discovered Indonesians in hotels, who enter the country just to commit snatch theft. State ... The Malaysia Star,

Illegal betting syndicate busted Nov 4, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak police have busted a major syndicate involved in illegal bookmaking and football betting following the arrest of seven people during a raid at ... The Malaysia Star,

Fat fine awaits the profiteers Nov 4, 2004
In Kuching, most traders are selling dressed chicken and some other controlled food items below the ceiling prices for Sarawak. ... The Malaysia Star,

NGOs and agencies to combat snatch theft Nov 4, 2004
KUCHING: A “Citizens Against Crime? action group with wide representation from non-governmental organisations and relevant government agencies has been ... The Malaysia Star,

Don returns to complete report after 45 years Nov 5, 2004
KUCHING: Researcher Prof Wiihelm Solheim, who carried out excavation work at Sireh Cave in Serian district in 1959, has come back to complete a report of his ... The Malaysia Star,

S'wak water transport service to operate on new schedule Nov 4, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak water transport would be operating on a new schedule on Nov 7 in view of the coming festivities as well as the monsoon season. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Ceiling price of dressed chicken raised in most areas Oct 27, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR: The ceiling price for dressed chicken during the coming festive season will be 11% higher in most areas, except in Labuan, Kuching and Kota ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak a land of adventure Oct 21, 2004
The longhouses along the Skrang, Lemanak, and Batang Ai rivers are accessible from capital city of Kuching by road and then by boat. ... The Asian Pacific Post,

Malaysia to Increase Ceiling Price of Dressed Chicken Oct 28, 2004
...during the coming festive season. Most areas will be affected, except Labuan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. From the previous cost ... ThePoultrySite.com (press release),

Boy reunited with mother Oct 28, 2004
...three-year-old, his mother, his paternal grandmother and lawyers for both sides of the family arrived at the KL International Airport from Kuching on Wednesday ... The Malaysia Star,

Test questions merely similar, says Kusaini Oct 8, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR: The examination questions that a lecturer provided to students at a tuition centre in Kuching were merely similar to those in the actual PMR ... The Malaysia Star,

Naim property sales up Oct 20, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. NAIM Cendera ... each. The good sales were beyond our expectations,? Hasmi told StarBiz in Kuching yesterday. Bandar ... The Malaysia Star,

Timely aid for stranded group Oct 19, 2004
KUCHING: The Federation of Kuching and Samarahan Division Chinese Associations has come forward to help 39 Chinese nationals stranded here pay for their trip ... The Malaysia Star,

Safety concerns prompt calls for bridge checks Oct 13, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - The collapse of the 78-year-old Satok suspension bridge, whose steel cables snapped and plunged into the Sarawak River on Thursday, has ... Borneo Bulletin,

Sarawak to restore collapsed bridge Oct 10, 2004
KUCHING: The 78-year-old Satok suspension bridge, which collapsed on Thursday, will be restored as an architectural heritage, Sarawak Housing Minister Datuk ... The Malaysia Star,

Hisham plans to monitor exams syndicate Oct 14, 2004
In the PMR exam earlier this month, some students in Kuching had allegedly known what would appear in the Bahasa Melayu II examination paper as a lecturer had ... The Malaysia Star,

Ramadan delicacy facing extinction Oct 19, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak’s famed estuarine terubok fish, which is highly sought for its delectable flesh and eggs especially during Ramadan, is in danger of going ... The Malaysia Star,

Exchange info, Taib urges cities Oct 12, 2004
KUCHING: Cities worldwide should set up national and regional networks to exchange information and technology to find ways to improve the health of their people ... The Malaysia Star,

WHO Picks Seoul as Healthy City Oct 14, 2004
At a general meeting in Kuching, Malaysia on Thursday to establish the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AHC), the western pacific office of WHO, headquartered in ... Chosun Ilbo,

Groups want thieves to be whipped Oct 21, 2004
KUCHING: Several groups here want mandatory whipping to be imposed on snatch thieves and all armed robbers to reduce such crimes. ... The Malaysia Star,

CJA and Azam to help train Sarawak journalists Oct 15, 2004
KUCHING: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) and state-funded Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) will conduct journalism training programmes in the state ... The Malaysia Star,

PBDS not a failure as a political party, says Dr Masing Oct 23, 2004
MEANWHILE, in KUCHING, PRS would hold its inaugural general meeting on Jan 8, next year, its pro tem president, Sidi Munan, said. ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Expansion on the cards for Ngiu Kee Oct 24, 2004
Kuching is the next stop and that will be in 2005, with Kota Kinabalu the following year. For each hypermarket, it needs RM10mil. ... The Malaysia Star,

Lure locals with perks, Sarawak plantations told Oct 31, 2004
KUCHING: Plantations in Sarawak should give better pay and fringe benefits to attract more local workers and reduce their dependency on foreigners, Sarawak ... The Malaysia Star,

DiGi invest RM125 million to upgrade and expand network Nov 4, 2004
...sites and commercial areas in greater Klang Valley and Selangor while Ericsson was tasked with Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching ... The Edge Daily,

RBA Spreads Its Wings To Sydney Oct 31, 2004
Its first scheduled flight was inaugurated on May 14, 1975 to Singapore. Services to Hongkong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching followed soon after in the same year. ... Bru Direct,

Tenders to be called to remove bridge wreckage Nov 3, 2004
KUCHING: The state government will call for tenders to remove the wreckage of the collapsed Satok suspension bridge from the Sarawak River, said Deputy Chief ... The Malaysia Star,

Lorry operators with modified tanks warned Nov 2, 2004
KUCHING: The state Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board has warned lorry operators that it will suspend their permits if they are found to have modified the ... The Malaysia Star,

State sports council may extend incentives Nov 1, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak Sports Council (MSNS) is deciding on extending its incentive scheme to state athletes who have excelled in their national and international ... Borneo Bulletin,

Bill proposed to stop discrimination against the disabled Nov 3, 2004
KUCHING - The president of the Sarawak Cheshire Home is hoping that a Bill to stop discrimination against the disabled to ensure that equal opportunities will ... Borneo Bulletin,

SUMMARY OF THE SEVENTH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE BASEL ... Oct 31, 2004
COP-4: Two of the major decisions adopted at the fourth COP, held in Kuching, Malaysia, from 23-27 February 1998, related to the Ban Amendment. ... Earth Negotiations Bulletin,

MAS adds flights for Deepavali and Raya Nov 1, 2004
...between Kuala Lumpur and Sabah and Sarawak, six more between Johor Bahru and East Malaysia as well as three more flights between Sibu and Kuching and Kota ... The Edge Daily,

Indonesian fires shroud Malaysia in smog Oct 16, 2004
...to 1.4 kilometres (0.9 miles) in some areas and 1.5 kilometres in southern Johor state but improved, while in the capital of eastern Sarawak, Kuching on Borneo ... TerraDaily

Mum wins snatched boy back Oct 24, 2004
Lawyers, senior police in Sarawak, on Borneo, and Australian diplomats in Kuching were yesterday organising the custody and travel arrangements for the flight ... NEWS.com.au,

Mum wins back snatched toddler Oct 25, 2004
Lawyers, senior police in Sarawak and Australian diplomats in Kuching were yesterday organising the custody and travel arrangements for the flight to Brisbane. Electric New Paper,

Dad says son travelled on his passport Oct 25, 2004
KUCHING: Police are investigating a claim made by the father of three-year-old Australian Nicholas Ling that his son travelled to Malaysia on his passport. ... The Malaysia Star,

Taib urges five reps to join PRS Oct 30, 2004
KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu, the leading party in the state Barisan Nasional, wants all elected representatives from the deregistered Parti Bansa ... The Malaysia Star,

PRS invites Masing to lead party Oct 24, 2004
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: Newly registered Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) will make a formal offer to Datuk Dr James Masing to lead the party. ... The Malaysia Star,

Taib: New party genuine in its wish to join BN Oct 23, 2004
KUCHING: The state Barisan Nasional yesterday accepted an application by the newly registered Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) to join the coalition at state level ... The Malaysia Star,

The week's best bargains Oct 30, 2004
Seri Begawan, Yangon, Siem Reap, Bali, Medan, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Cebu, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Surabaya, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur ... The Globe and Mail (subscription),

Artist extols natural dyes for batik Oct 26, 2004
KUCHING - Renowned Malaysian batik artist has called on his peers in the local industry to carry out a research on the vast availability of natural dyes in the ... Borneo Bulletin,

Sarawak Labour Ordinance to be amended Oct 29, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - The long overdue amendments to the Sarawak Labour Ordinance are expected to be made next month, some 46 years after it was last amended. ... Borneo Bulletin,

RAM reaffirms Sesco’s debt rating at AA1 Oct 11, 2004
...we note that the issue of increasingly more expensive diesel has been addressed by the timely completion of the Sejingkat 2 coal-fired plant in Kuching in 1H ... The Edge Daily,

Telekom programme to spur IT knowledge Oct 29, 2004
KUCHING - Telekom Malaysia's recent "Special Entrepreneur Telecommunication Programme" has the potential to spur Information Technology (IT) knowledge to the ... Borneo Bulletin,

Amnesty extended to all illegals Oct 21, 2004
The exit points for those who want to travel by air are the KLIA, and the airports at Bayan Lepas Ipoh Batu Berendam Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. The Malaysia Star,

Masing urges PBDS reps to join PRS Oct 21, 2004
KUCHING: Former Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) information chief Datuk Dr James Masing and his supporters will apply to join Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS). ... The Malaysia Star,

PBDS deregistered again Oct 21, 2004
In Kuching, Barisan secretary-general Datuk Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said the coalition's technical committee headed by him did not recommend the deregistration ... The Malaysia Star,

Tajem’s faction to seek legal remedy Oct 22, 2004
KUCHING: The other faction of the deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), led by Datuk Daniel Tajem, is not giving up without a fight and the group will ... The Malaysia Star,

Smoke from forest fires clouds skies in Indonesia, Malaysia Oct 16, 2004
The worst-hit city was Kuching, the capital of Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo island, where visibility hovered around 3 kilometers (1.8 miles). ... Jakarta Post,

PRS accepts eight former PBDS reps Oct 22, 2004
KUCHING: The newly-registered Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has accepted eight of the 13 elected representatives from deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS ... The Malaysia Star,

Parts of Malaysia covered by haze Oct 15, 2004
Thursday. Visibility in Pahang dropped to 1.4km in some areas and 1.5km in Johor, while in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, it was 4km. ... Straits Times,

Haze thickens in Sumatra and Kalimantan, affects Malaysia Oct 15, 2004
...in Pahang state, Malaysia dropped to 1.4 kilometers in some areas and 1.5 kilometers in Johor state, while in the capital of eastern Sarawak, Kuching on Borneo ... Jakarta Post,

Readers highlight errors in PMR paper Oct 19, 2004
Some PMR students in Kuching had claimed that their lecturer had provided them with a set of questions similar to that found in the PMR Bahasa Melayu II paper. ... The Malaysia Star,

Haze clouds skies in Indonesia, Malaysia Oct 15, 2004
...reported. The worst-hit city was Kuching, the capital of Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo island, where visibility hovered around 3km. ... Straits Times,

Sarawak to stop giving land to athletes Oct 8, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak will offer other incentives instead of just giving land to reward outstanding sportsmen, said Social Development and Urbanisation Minister ... The Malaysia Star,

More prisons planned to ease overcrowding Oct 12, 2004
...with Mustafa. In Kuching, Suhakam has urged the Government to address the overcrowding problem in the interest of all. Suhakam Commissioner ... The Malaysia Star,

Massive revamp for Sarawak after poor season Oct 14, 2004
The FA of Sarawak (FAS) president Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said from Kuching yesterday that they needed to start anew and topping their list of priorities was ... The Malaysia Star,

Community project wins eAsia award Oct 15, 2004
KUCHING: The e-Bario project – a joint effort by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and the Bario community of the Sarawak northern highland – has won a ... The Malaysia Star,

Abundant life in Sematan swamp Oct 20, 2004
KUCHING: A recent study on the impact of the mangrove forest logging at the 1,735ha Sematan mangrove swamp, the site of a crab-rearing project funded by the ... The Malaysia Star,

It includes all illegals Oct 21, 2004
International Airport (KLIA), Bayan Lepas International Airport (Penang), Ipoh airport (Perak), Batu Berendam airport (Melaka), Kuching International Airport ... Daily Express,

Police remand slated for amendment Oct 21, 2004
The committee’s next stop is Kuching, then to the northern side of the peninsula and around the nation until the amendment is to be tabled in July next year. Daily Express,

Rolls Royce convoy to promote tourism Oct 21, 2004
...tourism in Borneo Island. The 20-day journey will begin in Kuching, Sarawak and will end in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The club will ... Bru Direct,

Select panel to seek views in Sabah Monday Oct 12, 2004
The committee would be in Kota Kinabalu for two days from Monday and then move on to Kuching, he told reporters after presenting diplomas and certificates to ... Daily Express,

Four held over stolen necklace Oct 17, 2004
KUCHING: Two couples from Sabah have been arrested in Miri in connection with a snatch theft case shortly after a woman found out that her daughter had lost a ... The Malaysia Star,

Marikina cited as Asia's healthiest city Oct 13, 2004
Marikina City as one of Asia's healthiest cities during the 1st Conference and General Assembly of the Alliance for Healthy Cities in Kuching, Malaysia, ABS ... ABS CBN News,

Anti-flood measures in Sarawak suggested Oct 8, 2004
...southern and central Sarawak. Dr Chan said the floods in Sarawak were more acute in the Sibu and Kuching divisions. Asked if the ... The Malaysia Star,

Aid for children of servicemen Oct 11, 2004
KUCHING: The Armed Forces has introduced two new schemes to help the children of personnel seriously wounded or handicapped in the course of duty. ... The Malaysia Star,

Board told to clear wreckage of collapsed Satok Bridge Oct 15, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak Rivers Board has been directed to immediately clear the wreckage of the collapsed Satok suspension bridge from the Sarawak River bed, said ... The Malaysia Star,

Mum and son consume weedkiller Oct 14, 2004
KUCHING: A three-year-old boy has died and his mother is fighting for her life after both are believed to have consumed weedkiller in a hotel room in Sibu. ... The Malaysia Star,

Police step up checks on firecracker smuggling Oct 16, 2004
KUCHING: All district police chiefs in Sarawak have been directed to step up surveillance against the smuggling and sale of banned firecrackers. ... The Malaysia Star,

Muslims in Sarawak can pay ‘zakat’ at post offices Oct 20, 2004
KUCHING: Muslims in Sarawak will now be able to pay zakat (tithes) at post offices. Under a memorandum of agreement (MoA) signed ... The Malaysia Star,

Hindus celebrate the start of Navaratri Oct 15, 2004
KUCHING: Daily prayers, singing of hymns and religious talks are among a series of activities organised by the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple here to celebrate the ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak songkok maker has his hands full Oct 17, 2004
KUCHING: It's the same every year. Come fasting month, Lakei Bojeng, 80, will have his hands full with hundreds of orders piled ... The Malaysia Star,

Immigration complex opens at border Oct 20, 2004
KUCHING: A new Immigration Department complex has been opened at the Merapok checkpoint on the Sarawak-Sabah border to facilitate more orderly movement of ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to drive 5,000 pirate taxis off roads Oct 21, 2004
KUCHING: A major operation will be launched soon to get the some 5,000 kereta sapu (pirate taxis) operating in Sarawak off the roads. ... The Malaysia Star,

Weida: UTIC stake purchase will complete range of service Oct 12, 2004
...of transferring its listed status to the main board, is currently involved in a major project to manage and operate a septic sludge treatment plant in Kuching. ... The Malaysia Star,
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UMW Toyota to sell 46,000 to 48,000 vehicles this year 23 Sep 2004
By JACK WONG in Kuching. UMW Toyota ... Bhd yesterday. Also present was Kuching City South mayor Chan Seng Khai who graced the event. ... The Malaysia Star,

News in brief 23 Sep 2004
...has also acquired a parcel of leasehold land together with factory building erected thereon, situated at Pending Industrial Estate in Kuching, Sarawak for RM1 ... The Malaysia Star,

Concert Tourists In Brunei To See Blue On Stage 23 Sep 2004
We have also received calls from people in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu who wanted to reserve tickets for the upcoming concert, the spokesperson added. ... Bru Direct,

KL throw race open with win 23 Sep 2004
...final berths. Sarawak topped the table with nine points after they edged Selangor 2-1 at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching. Selangor ... The Malaysia Star,

More allocation needed to develop Sarawak's agricultural sector 23 Sep 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak needs a bigger allocation in order to further develop its agricultural sector, says Minister of Agricultural Modernisation, Tan Sri Dr George ... Borneo Bulletin,

Sarawak to pool mutton entrepreneurs 23 Sep 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Sarawak is building a pool of entrepreneurs who could eventually be the main mutton producers in the state. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Resurgent Sarawak want to avenge loss to Selangor Sep 20, 2004
Cheras on Saturday. It made up for a 3-5 humiliation by the city boys in the first round match in Kuching on Aug 25. That defeat ... The Malaysia Star,

Locals To Join In Technical Human Resource Meet In Kuching Sep 15, 2004
Bandar Seri Begawan - Locals are expected to congregate in Kuching to join other 400 estimated participants for the Asean Technical Human Resource Development ... Bru Direct,

DOE officer falls to his death in Kuching Sep 17, 2004
KUCHING: An officer with the state Department of Environment (DOE) fell to his death from his office on the ninth floor of Wisma STA here yesterday. ... The Malaysia Star,

Prices of houses in Kuching may rise by 6% to 8% Sep 12, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. THE prices of residential houses in Kuching are expected to rise by at least 6% to 8% a year, according ... The Malaysia Star,

Four killed in Kuching's latest helicopter crash Sep 3, 2004
KUCHING - A Hornbill Skyways Bell 206 helicopter crashed about 130km north-east of here yesterday morning, killing all four people on board. ... Straits Times,

Pageant finalists tour Kuching Sep 4, 2004
KUCHING: Seventeen beauties who will be vying for the Miss Tourism Malaysia 2004 title here next week went on a sightseeing tour of the city. ... The Malaysia Star,

Rain brings relief in Kuching Aug 22, 2004
KUCHING: A pre-dawn downpour here and in Sri Aman yesterday came as a great relief to residents. The rain, which reduced the temperature ... The Malaysia Star,

ASEAN Technical HRD Conference to be held in Kuching Aug 30, 2004
By Rosli Abidin Yahya. The ASEAN Technical Human Resource Development Conference 2004 is to be held in Kuching this October. The ... Bru Direct,

Special housing project for Kuching riverside dwellers Sep 1, 2004
KUCHING Sept 1 - The Sarawak Housing Ministry will implement a special housing project to relocate people who live in riverside villages in Kuching. ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Brunei To Join ASEAN Meet In Kuching Aug 23, 2004
...to join an Asean Technical Human Resources Development Conference on technical education and vocational training on October 11 and 12 in Kuching, Sarawak. ... Bru Direct,

Kuching Port Authority secures RM53mil term loan Aug 20, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. ... The agreement for the loan, which was arranged by Utama Merchant Bank Bhd (UMBB), was signed in Kuching yesterday. ... The Malaysia Star,

PPES, Naim Cendera get state project Sep 21, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. PPES Works (S) Sdn Bhd and Naim Cendera Sdn Bhd have formed a joint venture to undertake the proposed new ... The Malaysia Star,

Locals invited to participate in Technical Human Resource ... Sep 15, 2004
Locals are expected to congregate in Kuching to join other 400 estimated participants for the Asean Technical Human Resource Development Conference from ... Borneo Bulletin,

A kelabit in Kiwiland Sep 19, 2004
Then, recruiters from Kuching went to Marudi to interview students for nursing training, and Aran was accepted for the programme after her Form Three. ... The Malaysia Star,

Most malaria cases imported from infected countries like Indonesia Sep 21, 2004
KUCHING - Malaria cases were recorded at 3,000 annually in Sarawak and about 201 cases or 25.2 per cent of such cases were related to infection imported into ... Borneo Bulletin,

RBA Suspends Two Routes Starting Oct 31 Sep 14, 2004
Bandar Seri Begawan - Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) will suspend flights from Dubai to Kolkata (India) and Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuching commencing October 31 ... Bru Direct,

Public Bank are still sore over mauling Sep 11, 2004
BARU: If Public Bank manager Razak Dali had his way, his players would be swimming across the South China Sea instead of taking a flight back home from Kuching ... The Malaysia Star,

MD: UMW Toyota to unveil more vibrant models Sep 13, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd will introduce more vibrant models to meet the diverse needs of its customers, according ... The Malaysia Star,

Nine areas yet to be demarcated Sep 13, 2004
KUCHING: Malaysia and Indonesia have yet to resolve the border demarcation of nine areas between Sarawak/Sabah and Kalimantan. Natural ... The Malaysia Star,

Fuentes’ drop in form a problem for Selangor Sep 19, 2004
...“We have to find out his problem before we travel to Kuching to face Sarawak on Wednesday.?. The race to the quarter-finals from Group C is still wide open. ... The Malaysia Star,

Child abuse cases increasing in Sarawak Sep 19, 2004
KUCHING: Child abuse cases in Sarawak are on the rise where an average of one case is reported every three days. State Welfare Services ... The Malaysia Star,

Youngest member in Sarawak's Cabinet not vying for PBDS Youth ... Sep 20, 2004
..."This is basically what I have gathered on the ground after meeting with those in the list from Miri, Sarikei, Sri Aman, Kuching, Limbang, Serian and here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Not taking chances in Indon polls Sep 9, 2004
...measures for new arrivals and for those who might come just to vote at the Consulate here and its Consulate liaison offices in Tawau and Kuching, Sarawak. ... Daily Express,

‘Five-star’ facilities at RM25m funeral parlour Sep 19, 2004
The corporation, which began its operations with the Nirvana Memorial Park in Kajang in 1990, has branches in Johor, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. The Malaysia Star,

SugarBun’s bonus scheme bears fruit Sep 17, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SUGARBUN Corp Bhd’s BonusShopping rewards programme now contributes some RM100,000 a month in business ... The Malaysia Star,

Brunei Joins BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games In KK Sep 20, 2004
This will be the country's third participation in the games after missing the 2nd games that was held in Kuching due to technical reasons. ... Bru Direct,

RM4mil BMW cars sold in roadshow Aug 25, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. Auto Bavaria has sold 12 BMWs worth RM4mil during its two-day roadshow in Kuching over the weekend. Managing ... The Malaysia Star,

Road works cause peak-hour jam Sep 8, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of motorists were caught in a traffic jam along Jalan Duta here last night stretching all the way to Jalan Kuching. ... The Malaysia Star,

Ngiu Kee to distribute Disney movie’s goods Sep 2, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. ... These items will be available at the Ngiu Kee departmental stores in Kuching, Sibu and Kota Kinabalu from Oct 15. ... The Malaysia Star,

Ngiu Kee to open hypermarket in Kota Kinabalu by 2006 Aug 27, 2004
...targeted to open in Miri by mid 2005, will cover a floor space of 80,000-100,000 square feet while the two hypermarkets are scheduled to open in Kuching by the ... Daily Express,

Brunei Joins Dean Racing For Sarawak Regatta Sep 2, 2004
Brunei Darussalam will not be coming for the Sarawak Regatta 2004 because of haze, a jetski team from the sultanate has actually arrived in Kuching for the ... Bru Direct,

HSL records higher turnover, pre-tax profit in first half Aug 24, 2004
BY JACK WONG in Kuching. ... Group chairman Datuk Taha Ariffin said in Kuching yesterday the dividend would be paid to shareholders on Oct 6. ... The Malaysia Star,

BIG in talks to buy land for projects Sep 3, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. BIG Industries Bhd, which expects its newly established property division to make a significant contribution ... The Malaysia Star,

The taming of the Dayak Sep 10, 2004
...and just as quickly recognized and admitted into the BN, an indecent haste suggesting a conjunction of views between Putrajaya, then under Mahathir, and Kuching ... Aliran Monthly,

Ngiu Kee to inject RM50m in five new hypermarts Aug 26, 2004
...targeted to open in Miri by mid-2005, will cover a floor space of 80,000 to 100,000 sq ft while a hypermarket is scheduled to open in Kuching by the end of ... The Malaysia Star,

Brunei, Sarawak racers vie for Borneo F2 Powerboat title Aug 24, 2004
KANOWIT (Sarawak) Aug 24 - Two Formula 2 powerboat racers from Brunei, two from Kuching and one from Sibu will vie for the Borneo Formula 2 Powerboat title in ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Man who killed bully was saving another life Sep 3, 2004
KUCHING (Sarawak) - Farmer Johari Ramon still cannot believe he is a free man. ... I had endless nightmares in Kuching Prison, but now I am out of it.'. ... Straits Times,

Bodies recovered from Hornbill crash in Sarawak Sep 3, 2004
KUCHING: The bodies of all four passengers, including the pilot of the ill-fated hornbill helicopter that crashed in Asa Jaya, Semarahan, has been found. ... The Malaysia Star,

Civil helicopter crashes in east Malaysia Sep 3, 2004
3 (Xinhuanet) -- A Bell-206 helicopter with four people on board crashed about 70 nautical miles northeast of Kuching, capital of Sarawak State in east ... Xinhua,

Sarawak to carry out cloud seeding Aug 23, 2004
KUCHING: Cloud seeding will be carried out over Sri Aman where the haze has worsened. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan ... The Malaysia Star,

News brief: Aug 30 Aug 30, 2004
In KUCHING, the Sarawak police are in the process of identifying the real reason why some 588 National Service (NS) trainees in the state had failed to report ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

MASkargo to invest RM60m on capacity Sep 2, 2004
...cargo operations) Mohd Yunus Idris said the capacity expansion would involve Kuala Lumpur International Airport as well as the airports in Kuching and Kota ... The Edge Daily,

News brief: Aug 30 31 Aug 2004
In KUCHING, the Sarawak police are in the process of identifying the real reason why some 588 National Service (NS) trainees in the state had failed to report ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Big-hearted mentri besar 31 Aug 2004
He said English was now being taught at five Pulapol centres in the country, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Muar and Ayer Hitam. ... The Malaysia Star,

Lun Bawang, Kelabit communities should stay united - Dr Roland 31 Aug 2004
KUCHING Aug 31 - The Lun Bawang and Kelabit communities should unite behind the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate picked to replace the late Dr Judson Sakai ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

ASEAN Technical HRD Conference to be held in Kuching Aug 30, 2004
By Rosli Abidin Yahya. The ASEAN Technical Human Resource Development Conference 2004 is to be held in Kuching this October. The ... Bru Direct,

Rain brings relief in Kuching Aug 22, 2004
KUCHING: A pre-dawn downpour here and in Sri Aman yesterday came as a great relief to residents. The rain, which reduced the temperature ... The Malaysia Star,

BMW sales in Kuching up 29% to 31 units last year Aug 18, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. AUTO Bavaria sold 31 BMWs in Kuching last year, up 29% from the 24 sold in 2002. This record makes BMW the ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching Port Authority secures RM53mil term loan Aug 20, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. ... The agreement for the loan, which was arranged by Utama Merchant Bank Bhd (UMBB), was signed in Kuching yesterday. ... The Malaysia Star,

Brunei To Join ASEAN Meet In Kuching Aug 23, 2004
...to join an Asean Technical Human Resources Development Conference on technical education and vocational training on October 11 and 12 in Kuching, Sarawak. ... Bru Direct,

Jazz fest to help Kuching become a ‘city with character’ Aug 13, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak wants to develop its capital city into one that is not only clean and beautiful but also vibrant with a variety of activities for its citizens ... The Malaysia Star,

Proposed buy will make Zecon major property player in Kuching Aug 5, 2004
BY JACK WONG in Kuching. ZECON Engineering Bhd will become a major property player in Kuching if the Securities Commission (SC) approves ... The Malaysia Star,

Kuching Festival parade a big hit Aug 8, 2004
KUCHING: Thousands of city locals and tourists lined the streets to watch the colourful annual parade which was the highlight of the Kuching Festival on ... The Malaysia Star,

Cosmopolitan outlook for Kuching City Aug 2, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The city's image ought to be given a more cosmopolitan outlook, said Chief Minister Pehin Taib Mahmud here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Kuching enveloped by haze after experiencing humid conditions Aug 12, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The city here was struck with a sudden presence of haze in the late afternoon yesterday. The city ... Borneo Bulletin,

Farewell, my friend Aug 30, 2004
...was flying the ill-fated Bell 206 helicopter which went missing on July 12, my thoughts drifted to my last encounter with him at the Kuching market last year. ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak cops tracing NS dodgers Aug 30, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak police have opened investigations to trace 588 national service dodgers in the state, Commissioner Datuk Talib Jamal said yesterday. ... The Malaysia Star,

RM4mil BMW cars sold in roadshow Aug 25, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. Auto Bavaria has sold 12 BMWs worth RM4mil during its two-day roadshow in Kuching over the weekend. Managing ... The Malaysia Star,

Ngiu Kee to open hypermarket in Kota Kinabalu by 2006 Aug 27, 2004
...targeted to open in Miri by mid 2005, will cover a floor space of 80,000-100,000 square feet while the two hypermarkets are scheduled to open in Kuching by the ... Daily Express,

HSL records higher turnover, pre-tax profit in first half Aug 24, 2004
BY JACK WONG in Kuching. ... Group chairman Datuk Taha Ariffin said in Kuching yesterday the dividend would be paid to shareholders on Oct 6. ... The Malaysia Star,

Ngiu Kee to inject RM50m in five new hypermarts Aug 26, 2004
...targeted to open in Miri by mid-2005, will cover a floor space of 80,000 to 100,000 sq ft while a hypermarket is scheduled to open in Kuching by the end of ... The Malaysia Star,

Brunei, Sarawak racers vie for Borneo F2 Powerboat title Aug 24, 2004
KANOWIT (Sarawak) Aug 24 - Two Formula 2 powerboat racers from Brunei, two from Kuching and one from Sibu will vie for the Borneo Formula 2 Powerboat title in ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Thousands join in countdown celebrations Aug 30, 2004
Hundreds of vehicles, many with mini-flags, were parked along the road shoulder of Jalan Kuching, near the Dayabumi Complex, to watch the fireworks display ... The Malaysia Star,

No copters for campaigning Barisan workers to stay in Ba’Kelalan Aug 30, 2004
...voters. Meanwhile in Kuching, SNAP will decide today who among its four candidates will contest the Ba’kelalan by-election. Secretary ... The Malaysia Star,

BIMP-EAGA Calls Governments To Prevent Recurrence Of Haze Aug 25, 2004
The meeting, held in Kuching, Malaysia, saw the members representing tourism interests in the region calling on regional governments to prevent a recurrence of ... Bru Direct,

Lopsided justice Aug 30, 2004
...are not protected by law. My ex-husband left for Kuching in 1999 with our daughter who was then 10 years old. I was left in Kuala ... The Malaysia Star,

Operation to induce rain in Sarawak begins Aug 30, 2004
KUCHING: A cloud-seeding operation started here yesterday to induce rain, particularly over the water catchment areas in Sungai Sarawak Kiri and Matang. ... The Malaysia Star,

‘Winds problem, not lack of landing sites’ Aug 30, 2004
The other air force personnel, navigator Capt. Nurul Amir Othman had been transferred to the Kuching General Hospital Tuesday for further treatment. ... Daily Express,

Pregnant wife and children mourn Santaliah's death Aug 18, 2004
KUCHING Aug 18 - Grief-stricken. Newly-married Janista Jawap, 33, from Kampung Giam in Penrissen here, is still in shock over the ... Utusan Malaysia Online,

Government seeks Indonesia’s co-operation over haze Aug 21, 2004
KUCHING: The Government is seeking the co-operation of Indonesian authorities in tackling the haze problem. Natural Resources and ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak to carry out cloud seeding Aug 23, 2004
KUCHING: Cloud seeding will be carried out over Sri Aman where the haze has worsened. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan ... The Malaysia Star,

Argentine Fuentes the toast for Public Bank Aug 29, 2004
...and showed little of the gallant spirit that allowed them to fight back from three goals down to edge demoted Super League side Sarawak 5-3 in Kuching last week ... The Malaysia Star,

Bankers wary of minnows K. Lumpur Aug 28, 2004
...names staged a major surprise in Group C when they fought back from three goals down to score a shocking 5-3 win over Super League side Sarawak in Kuching. ... The Malaysia Star,

Malaysia, Philippines begin nine-day naval exercise Aug 24, 2004
The exercise, which will end in Kuching on Monday, involves some 500 personnel of both navies, said co-ordinating officer Lt-Kmdr Nor Azmi Pambi Chek. ... The Malaysia Star,

Indons seek our expertise Aug 28, 2004
...visited Sarawak on Friday and met with the Federal Department of Environment and the Sarawak Natural Resources and Environment Board in Kuching over the issue. ... The Malaysia Star,

Foundation donates money to widow Aug 28, 2004
Aellary, who aspires to be an engineer, said he was now studying at a polytechnic in Kuching to help the families of armed forces personnel who had met with ... The Malaysia Star,

Yearning to be on the road Aug 28, 2004
...all hours to keep an anxious eye on their precious kids at the camp site on the grounds of the Batu Lintang Teachers Training College (in Kuching, my hometown ... The Malaysia Star,

RMAF chief: Nuri crash probe in progress Aug 28, 2004
Elizabeth Hospital here. Another airman, Kapt Nurul Amir Othman, has been transferred to the Kuching General Hospital. Four other ... The Malaysia Star,

PBDS rivals busy wooing the grassroots Aug 29, 2004
KUCHING: Although it remains uncertain if Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak’s fresh elections will go ahead next month as planned, its two factions have been busy ... The Malaysia Star,

Malaysian helicopter goes missing Aug 15, 2004
...helicopter was ferrying troops on Sunday to a post on the border with Indonesia, just over 600 km (370 miles) northeast of the Sarawak state capital, Kuching. ... CNN International

Malaysian air force helicopter crashes, 3 dead Aug 16, 2004
The Sikorsky S-61A helicopter was ferrying troops to a post on the border with Indonesia, just over 600km northeast of the Sarawak state capital, Kuching. ... Stuff.co.nz,

Ring road: Minister running rings around us Aug 16, 2004
As a long time resident of Kepong, we were the first district to embrace tolled roads at Jalan Kuching for which the concession was extended after the expiry ... Malaysia Kini,

Nuri helicopter crash victims buried Aug 18, 2004
Norimah, 30, an administrative assistant at the Sarawak Health Director’s office in Kuching, said she accepted her husband’s death. ... The Malaysia Star,

Copter crash victims laid to rest Jul 31, 2004
KUCHING: Tears flowed freely as relatives and friends of the seven people who were killed in the Bell 206 helicopter crash gathered to pay their last respects. ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak on alert over haze and fire hazards Aug 14, 2004
KUCHING: All Resident Offices and relevant agencies such as the Fire and Rescue Department have been put on alert to deal with the haze and fire hazards in ... The Malaysia Star,

DUBS, Faradale in office and commercial project Aug 13, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak (DUBS) has teamed up with Faradale Development Sdn Bhd to build an office ... The Malaysia Star,

Proposed buy will make Zecon major property player in Kuching 06 Aug 2004
BY JACK WONG in Kuching. ZECON Engineering Bhd will become a major property player in Kuching if the Securities Commission (SC) approves ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Eight choppers for East Malaysia SAR Ops 06 Aug 2004
KUCHING - A government agency in the country proposed to spend some RM248 million to station eight helicopters in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Mix with others, Muslims urged 06 Aug 2004
KUCHING: Muslims must work hard to project themselves as a successful and enlightened group to avert suspicions brought about by ill-informed prejudices, Datuk ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Dates set for Kuala Berang and Ba’kelalan to pick reps 06 Aug 2004
...posts. In Kuching, the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party has short-listed four potential candidates, reports JACK WONG. Party ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

SugarBun planning 150 more outlets in five years 06 Aug 2004
Kuching: SugarBun plans to have 150 more outlets nationwide through its franchising programme, group general manager Poh Ted Ang said here Friday. ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

Celcom stronger post-merger 06 Aug 2004
...hard lessons in the past, but lessons learnt,? the group’s chief executive officer, Datuk Ramli Abbas told reporters at a recent media retreat in Kuching. ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

SEGi to double foreign student intake 06 Aug 2004
...by end of this year, is investing over RM100mil to build three state-of-the-art campuses in Kota Damansara and Subang in Selangor, and Kuching, Sarawak, in the ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Malaysian PM meets with bereaved families 06 Aug 2004
KUCHING - The wives of the seven men who died in the recent tragic helicopter crash have come to terms with the demise of their husbands and have now decided ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Sports File 06 Aug 2004
FC 3-1. SINGAPORE won their first gold medals of the Asean Schools Track and Field Championships in Kuching yesterday. Wan Lay Chi's ... The Straits Times, Singapore -

News brief: Aug 5 06 Aug 2004
In KUCHING, a total of 1,301 graduands will be receiving their scrolls at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak's (Unimas) eighth convocation on Aug 14-15. ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

Cosmopolitan outlook for Kuching City Aug 2, 2004
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The city's image ought to be given a more cosmopolitan outlook, said Chief Minister Pehin Taib Mahmud here. ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Emulate Kuching council’s recycling programmes, urges minister Jul 24, 2004
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Adenan Satem has urged local councils in the country to emulate the Kuching City South Council (MBKS)'s initiative ... Malaysia Kini, Malaysia -

Project to extend Kuching airport awarded to firm linked to Ting Jul 12, 2004
KUCHING: The Kuching International Airport will be extended to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft and the size of its terminal building doubled under a proposed ... The Star, Malaysia -

Global Upline gets RM 620 mil Kuching Airport expansion project Jul 11, 2004
KUCHING: The federal government has awarded the proposed RM620mil Kuching International Airport extension project to Global Upline Sdn Bhd. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Chan: Car repair shops in Kuching to be relocated Jul 12, 2004
KUCHING: The state government plans to relocate car repair shops here to suitable areas outside the city as a long-term solution to centralise the industry. ... The Star, Malaysia -

500 NZ alumni to meet in Kuching Jul 8, 2004
KUCHING: The city is hosting its biggest gathering of New Zealand graduates with about 500 taking part in their annual alumni convention. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Sarawak to have more palm oil refineries, mills Aug 3, 2004
BY JACK WONG in Kuching. SARAWAK will have two more palm oil refineries and 10 new mills to cater to the rapidly expanding oil palm industry. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Jalil has to bring Crocs alive Aug 4, 2004
BARU: Sarawak coach Jalil Ramli will take on an extra job as he prepares the Crocs for their final Super League fixture against Perlis in Kuching on Saturday. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Celcom aims to grow profits, market share Aug 2, 2004
...“We are strategically positioned for the future,'' group chief executive officer Datuk Ramli Abbas told a group of journalists in Kuching over the weekend. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

FAS names Sermanni for youth development Aug 3, 2004
KUCHING Aug 3 - The Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) has appointed Scotsman Tom Sermanni as its football development project director in a bid to boost ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

Families accept victim’s deaths Jul 30, 2004
Dr Judson's body will be flown to Kuching tomorrow and the funeral service held the following morning at the SIB Kuching church at Iris Garden. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Copter crash victims laid to rest Jul 31, 2004
KUCHING: Tears flowed freely as relatives and friends of the seven people who were killed in the Bell 206 helicopter crash gathered to pay their last respects. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Socso, Great Eastern buy towers Aug 1, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. THE Social Security Organisation (Socso) and Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd have each purchased an ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Four teams in fight to stay alive in Super League Jul 30, 2004
...a lifeline with a 3-0 win over title contenders Public Bank in a midweek match, taking on Sabah at home while Sarawak will be up against the bankers in Kuching ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Suffering Crocs to miss influential imports after morale-boosting ... Aug 1, 2004
...know what lies ahead for him and his team just after they chalked up a 1-0 win over high-riding Public Bank in a Super League match in Kuching last Saturday to ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Niche in RM28mil industrial park project Aug 1, 2004
NICHE Development Sdn Bhd will invest RM28mil to develop a light industrial park at Muara Tabuan in Kuching. ... “We have sold 26 units,? he said in Kuching. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Remains of crash victims handed over to families Jul 30, 2004
Th'ng, Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (Sesco) chief executive officer Roger Wong and Sesco engineer Jason Eng would be flown to Kuching for burial ... Malaysia Kini, Malaysia -

Gracie’s just glad to have made it to Athens Aug 4, 2004
Gracie, who left her family in Kuching to train in KL three years ago, said: “I never imagined that I would make it to the Olympics so soon. ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Jabu to go on road trip to assess infrastructure needs Aug 4, 2004
KUCHING: Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu will go on a five-stage road journey throughout the state in the next few months to assess ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Special team to respond to emergencies soon - Dr George Chan Aug 4, 2004
KUCHING Aug 4 - The Sarawak Government will set up a special team which will respond quickly in times of an emergency, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

We'll take care of families of dead Sesco staff: Chan Aug 4, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - The welfare of families of the three senior Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (Sesco) employees who died in the Bario helicopter crash is ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Everything depends on one last match for Rhinos Aug 5, 2004
...goalkeeper.?. But Sabah may also have to depend on the worst happening for neighbours Sarawak, who entertain Perlis in Kuching. ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

SEGi to invest RM120mil in three campuses Jul 22, 2004
By JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SEG International Bhd ... The other two proposed campuses are in Subang Jaya and Kuching. SEGi yesterday signed ... The Star, Malaysia -

Rescuers find wreckage but fate of seven still unknown Jul 27, 2004
KUCHING: The wreckage of the Hornbill Skyways helicopter, which went missing in a remote area of Sarawak 15 days ago, has been found but the fate of the seven ... The Star, Malaysia -

Institute to produce skilled plantation workers planned Jul 26, 2004
KUCHING: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry is exploring the possibility of setting up a training institute to produce a pool of skilled young ... The Star, Malaysia -

Diver Bryan aims for semis berth after being named flag bearer Jul 28, 2004
...learnt of the appointment. “It was a total surprise and also a great honour,? said Bryan, who hails from Kuching. “I was told ... The Star, Malaysia -

Sport: Local Soccer: A fight to the very end Jul 22, 2004
Kedah next face neighbours Perlis at Utama Stadium on Saturday. Sarawak have the chance to redeem themselves when they entertain Perak in Kuching on Saturady. ... Malay Mail, Malaysia -

RTM Sarawak holds longest non-stop "Bermukun" Jul 24, 2004
KUCHING July 24 - Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) Sarawak aims to enter the Malaysia Book of Records for broadcasting the longest non-stop live performance of ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

Performance set to break record Jul 23, 2004
KUCHING: A 50-hour traditional Malay dancing and singing performance, which started at 3pm yesterday, is set to make its way into the Malaysia Book of Records ... The Star, Malaysia -

Kadir: Celebrate N-Day as a family Aug 3, 2004
...meeting Lim here yesterday. The month-long celebration will begin in Ipoh on Aug 17 and end in Kuching on Sept 16. The highlights of ... The Malaysia Star, Malaysia -

Battle for survival Aug 3, 2004
...knocked them down a spot on the table while their neighbours leapt two spots to sixth following a 1-0 win over Selangor Public Bank 1-0 in Kuching the same ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

News In Brief: 04-08-2004 Aug 4, 2004
MAS operates daily services to Guangzhou from Kuala Lumpur and three times weekly from Kuching via Kota Kinabalu on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Edge Daily, Malaysia -

1st Silicon Selects Adexa's Enterprise Global Planning System ... Aug 3, 2004
The Company has its headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and a US registered Subsidiary Corporation located in San Jose, California. ... Business Wire (press release), CA -

Slow, bumpy path to open KL govt tender system Jul 28, 2004
The federal government awarded the contract to extend the runway of the Kuching International Airport to Global Upline, a privately held firm linked to Sarawak ... Business Times Singapore (subscription), Singapore -

SCIB invests in new plant 28 Jun 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. ... These pipes are light and are easy to transport and install,? he said after SCIB's AGM in Kuching yesterday. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Sarawak's PMC to collect pitcher plants 28 Jun 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak's Padawan Municipal Council (PMC) is planning to collect pitcher plants from countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and China to add in to its ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

ENTERTAINMENT : ‘ Pua ’ with a contemporary twist 28 Jun 2004
Visiting Australians "on attachment" like Sara Thorn and Eva Wanganeen spent four months in Kuching last year learning the expertise and mythology from the ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

Name the person who offered bribe, Tajem told 28 Jun 2004
KUCHING: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak’s (PBDS) acting president Datuk Daniel Tajem has been asked to name the person whom he claims offered him RM2mil as an ... The Star, Malaysia -

Dry spell won ’ t affect water supply in Sarawak , assures Chan 28 Jun 2004
KUCHING: The water supply in Sarawak will not be affected by the current dry spell, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan. ... The Star, Malaysia -

90000 Indons in Sabah can vote 28 Jun 2004
...election day. Polling will be held from 8am to 9pm at the Consulate here, Consulate liaision offices in Tawau and Kuching. To date ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

Concern on rejection of accident reports 28 Jun 2004
The reports and complaints received during public inquires at Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan, Miri and Kuching would be submitted as a preliminary report to ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

Cinema : Bringing cinema to all 28 Jun 2004
...movies. Imagine, there are only two cinemas to cater to all Sarawakians (Kuching and Sibu) and only one in Kota Kinabalu for Sabahans! ... Malay Mail, Malaysia -

Goodbye, Dear Sister Jun 26, 2004
...found last Thursday. They paid their last respects to the deceased before her ashes were taken to her hometown in Kuching. Julia, a ... Malay Mail, Malaysia -

Cloned Astro card bust in Kuching Jun 17, 2004
A lightning raid by police personnel in Kuching led to the seizure of 190 Astro cloned cards, resulting in the arrest of a 36-year-old businessman. ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Mystery of ‘ Flying Coffin ’ in Kuching river solved Jun 7, 2004
PETALING JAYA: The empty “bloodstained coffin? discovered at a river in a village in Kuching is actually a discarded one which should have been burnt by ... The Star, Malaysia -

Kuching MRCS tops in blood drive Jun 12, 2004
KUCHING: The Kuching chapter of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society collected 14,046 pints of blood last year, making it the top chapter in the country in blood ... The Star, Malaysia -

Kuching-Balikpapan direct service cancelled due to poor load: MAS Jun 9, 2004
Kuching: The twice-weekly Kuching-Balikpapan (East Kalimantan) direct flight has stopped operating due to poor load only about six months after its launch last ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

Kidnap-murder suspects in debt Jun 26, 2004
...of the suspects in the kidnap-murder case of student hairstylist Julia Law Lee Mei had suffered heavy losses in football bets and fled here from Kuching to get ... The Star, Malaysia -

Ex-School Chum Nabbed Jun 24, 2004
The suspect, who knew Julia and her family from their days in Kuching, was picked up together with an accomplice hours after her decomposed body was found in a ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

Large turnout expected at Rainforest music fest Jun 24, 2004
KUCHING (NST) - Organisers of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2004 are expecting a large turnout at the Sarawak Cultural Village, the venue of this year's ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Rain, scattered thunderstorms expected Jun 26, 2004
...will experience some showers," he said, adding that there would be isolated thunderstorms in Sabah's interior areas and Limbang, Miri, Kuching and Samarahan in ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

News brief: June 26 Jun 26, 2004
In KUCHING, the absence of feedback and the indifferent attitude of police officers were the most common complaints voiced by the public to the Special ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

WAVELENGTH: Overhauling the airline industry Jun 25, 2004
...misfortune of experiencing a death in the family coinciding with the festivals, had much trouble bringing his family from Australia back to Kuching, with MAS ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

Charity carnival to raise more funds for PICU Jun 26, 2004
Another charity project raised funds for the Salvation Army Home in Kuching following a Washington Apples Sale in StarHill during the holiday season in 1999. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Jobless man held over stabbing of his wife Jun 27, 2004
KUCHING: A former mental patient is believed to have run amok and stabbed his Indonesian wife with a kitchen knife at their home in Jalan Stephen Yong here on ... The Star, Malaysia -

Airport development progressing in Sarawak Jun 23, 2004
KUCHING - Sarawak has spent 65.9 per cent on a total of RM1,182,500 allocation by the Federal government on development of airports statewide. ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Sapit will be new crossing point between Malaysia, Indonesia Jun 20, 2004
MIRI - The Sarawak border village of Sapit in Ulu Padawan, Kuching division has been identified as an additional border crossing point between Malaysia and ... Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Darussalam -

Ibraco seeks foreign partner for tourism-related venture Jun 16, 2004
S largest listed property developer, Ibraco Bhd, is seeking a foreign partner to venture into a tourism-related development on its 80ha in Lundu, near Kuching. ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

Ibraco eyeing RM1.2 billion property sales by 2010 Jun 16, 2004
RM813.8 million. The company is known for developing the satellite township of Tabuan Jaya within Kuching City. This new township ... Daily Express, Malaysia -

Kidnap victim dumped in pool while still alive Jun 25, 2004
...used the string to strangle her. In Kuching, Law’s relatives described her as sociable and obedient. An uncle said her ashes would ... The Star, Malaysia -

Going all out to stop open burning Jun 26, 2004
KUCHING: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will work with the state government and the Department of Environment (DOE) to monitor and enforce a ... The Star, Malaysia -

Fuaad : We don ’ t intend to take over immediately Jun 23, 2004
We are about to complete the study to make Kuching and Kota Kinabalu hubs for the Brunei/Indonesia/Malaysia/Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). ... The Star, Malaysia -

Leaders Pahang and Perak pull away Jun 26, 2004
Penang were the only side to make a significant move, climbing up a rung higher to fifth spot after beating Sarawak 2-1 at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Privatisation bid questioned Jun 13, 2004
KUCHING: Rural villages may be the losers if Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (Sesco) is privatised, a labour organisation and political parties said. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Zecon eyes Middle East construction jobs Jun 15, 2004
...construction boom. We are ever-ready to tap these opportunities,? he said after Zecon's AGM in Kuching yesterday. However, Hatta ... The Star, Malaysia -

Breaking the duck is Jalil ’ s aim Jun 18, 2004
But he believes his chance to break the duck will come when the Crocs play leaders Pahang at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching tonight. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Lionel Morais and Marhalim Abas Jun 24, 2004
The Malay Mail learnt that later that night, the kidnappers contacted one of Julia's friends with a message for her family back in Kuching — they demanded a ... Malay Mail, Malaysia -

Better air quality expected Jun 25, 2004
...said. In Kuching, the State Government has imposed a ban on open burning, including burning of household wastes in towns. Deputy ... New Straits Times, Malaysia -

Music : Bintang RTM still shining Jun 25, 2004
They are Andy Baru and Emil Hamlyn from Kuching, Marcellus Gatasi from Kota Kinabalu, Marliyana Omar from Ipoh, Rina Azahar and Fazilawati Jamal from Negri ... Malay Mail, Malaysia -

Perak beat Sabah 2-0 at Likas Jun 26, 2004
IN KUCHING, bottom-placed Sarawak was defeated 2-1 on home ground by Penang in a Super League match at the Sarawak Stadium, here Saturday night. ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

Shell ships green diesel to Germany Jun 25, 2004
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SHELL MDS (M) Sdn Bhd's environment-friendly diesel has hit the market in Germany, said managing director Idris Jala. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Two Nigerians in pageant finals Jun 25, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak Saree Queen beauty pageant here next month will have an international flavour as two Nigerian nationals are among the 15 finalists. ... The Star, Malaysia -

Borneo: A new Church is born among the Dayak May 28, 2004
Missione of June-July, 2004. Kuching (AsiaNews) - Borneo is one of the largest islands in the world (the third largest). It is part of ... AsiaNews.it, Italy -

Files on alleged DBKU contract-award abuse probe submitted to AG Jun 14, 2004
KUCHING June 14 - The Sarawak Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has submitted seven files in connection with investigations into the alleged abuse in the award of ... Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia -

Haze sweeps into S'pore, but stays 'moderate' Jun 23, 2004
In Singapore, Changi Airport's operations were not affected, although airport closures in Balikpapan, Medan and Pekanbaru in Indonesia, Kuching and Kota ... Straits Times, Singapore -

Increase in Sumatra hotspots Jun 24, 2004
...problem,? she said. Besides the hotspots in Sumatra, 26 others were recorded in Kalimantan and two in Kuching. On Wednesday, the ... The Star, Malaysia -

State has final say on tariffs’ Jun 21, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak government will still control Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCo) and have the final say on tariffs after its privatisation ... The Star, Malaysia -

Flying coffin’ scares Iban villagers 06 Jun 2004
KUCHING: The sudden appearance of an empty bloodstained coffin at a river in Kampung Setapang here sent chills down the spine of villagers. ... The Star

Pay up, traffic offenders reminded 06 Jun 2004
KUCHING: A warning has gone out to traffic offenders to settle some 190,000 summonses in Sarawak or risk being arrested. State traffic ... The Star

Firm asks friends to search for stolen boat, cargo 06 Jun 2004
KUCHING: MS Gear Sdn Bhd, which owns the tugboat Malingo Jaya, believed to have been stolen by its Indonesian crewmen and sold together with RM2.8mil worth of ... The Star

Youths learn about Mother Nature at camp 06 Jun 2004
KUCHING: Some 70 youths from several countries are learning more about Mother Nature and appreciating the gifts of the rainforest at an international camp in ... The Star

Go-Kart race 06 Jun 2004
A total of 30 top karters from Miri, Kuching, Labuan, Sabah and Brunei will compete in the International Go-Kart Race at 9am today at the Jerudong Play Ground ... Bru Direct

No more off day as Sarawak bid to stop the rot Jun 5, 2004
KUCHING: Bottom-placed Sarawak will redouble their training schedule following their fourth defeat in the Super League against lowly Kedah last night. ... The Star

One killed, 17 injured in Genting bus crash Jun 4, 2004
One passenger was killed, one seriously injured and 16 others suffered minor injuries. The passengers were holidaymakers from Kuching. ... New Straits Times

Rapid industrialisation leads to backlog in Kuching May 25, 2004
KUCHING - Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation and the rate of buildings coming up have caused a big backlog of cases involving the registration of land in ... Borneo Bulletin

MAS to have twice weekly Sydney-Kuching flight May 12, 2004
KUCHING: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will introduce a twice weekly direct flight from Sydney to Kuching from November, thus improving the state capital’s travel ... The Star

DNC Asiatic investing RM50mil in new Kuching plant May 21, 2004
By Jack Wong in Kuching. DNC Asiatic Holdings Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-China joint-venture firm which assembles motorcycles, is investing ... The Star

HSL to build more houses in Kuching to cash in on demand May 18, 2004
...by Jack Wong in Kuching. ... Also to be launched this year are 2 residential developments – 90 houses at Bandar Semariang and another 64 at Kuching-Serian Road. ... The Star

ACWW meeting to be held in Kuching May 16, 2004
Women of the World (ACWW) is expected to participate in a conference for the ACWW's Southeast Asia and Far East Regions, which will be held in Kuching next year ... Borneo Bulletin

Twice weekly MAS flights from Kuching to Sydney May 12, 2004
Sydney was chosen instead of Melbourne as it had better market potential. The new route will complement the existing Kuching-Perth direct flight. ... New Straits Times

ACWW meeting to be held in Kuching May 19, 2004
By Rosli Abidin Yahya. The Sarawak’s Federation of Women’s Institutes in Kuching will host the conference, said its president Ursula Gob in a statement. ... Bru Direct

Turning Kuching into garden city May 17, 2004
MORE "green lungs" are being planned by the Kuching City South Council (MBKS) and Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) to transform Kuching into a garden city. ... New Straits Times

Seminar for housebuyers in Kuching and Miri May 11, 2004
...in Sarawak who are unfamiliar with the mechanics of buying a house can find answers at the Home Buying Made Simple seminar to be held in Kuching today and Miri ... New Straits Times

Events : Evergreen music festival Jun 5, 2004
When it began, it was an experiment mooted by a Canadian student named Randy Raine-Rusch who was in Kuching doing a thesis on ethnic musical instruments. ... Malay Mail

Sarawak coach Jalil wants a win to mark his return Jun 3, 2004
...pic) makes his Super League “debut? tonight, drawing inspiration from world champions Brazil in the home match against Kedah at Kuching's Sarawak Stadium. ... The Star

1st Silicon Selects Applied Materials' SiNgen and Radiance ...  Jun 3, 2004
1) and Applied Centura(R) Radiance(TM) RTP(2) systems for fabricating advanced logic, flash and embedded flash chips in its Fab 1 foundry facility in Kuching. ... Business Wire (press release)

Wushu exponent Cladys stands tall in Sarawak ’ s final flourish Jun 5, 2004
All I wanted was just to win a medal. But now I have the gold,? said the student of Tabuan Jaya Secondary School in Kuching. Cladys ... The Star

Star visit & album promotion Jun 4, 2004
Highlands, at 8.30pm. She will fly to Kuching, Sarawak, the following day to perform at the WBP Car Park, International Times. On June 13 ... The Star

Taxi touts still defying police at KL international airport Jun 5, 2004
But Tang Siew Lan, 39, who had just arrived from Kuching, refuses to have anything to do with touts. "It is unsafe to board these illegal taxis," she said. ... New Straits Times

Borneo: A new Church is born among the Dayak May 28, 2004
Missione of June-July, 2004. Kuching (AsiaNews) - Borneo is one of the largest islands in the world (the third largest). It is part of ... AsiaNews.it

MALAYSIAS SARAWAK INVITES INDONESIAS W KALIMANTAN TO PROMOTE ...  May 30, 2004
...mass media and officials in the Malaysian state of Sarawak have invited Indonesia`s West Kalimantan province to promote its potentials in Kuching for one week ... Antara (subscription)

PoWs return to scene of torture May 26, 2004
Suffering diabetes and problems walking, Mr Ruxton, 78, led from the front to yesterday lay a wreath at the Batu Lintang Memorial in Kuching. ... Melbourne Herald Sun

RHB not likely to reduce BLR in next 6 months May 23, 2004
...after he and RHB Bhd group executive chairman Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib launched RHB Bank’s regional customer care centre in Kuching yesterday. ... New Straits Times

Former gymnast gets it right in wushu Jun 3, 2004
...gold. This is a surprise because I only started training one month ago for this routine,? said the 18-year-old Diana from Kuching. ... The Star

Vally has family in mind as she shatters another record Jun 3, 2004
Vally, who comes from a poor family of 10 siblings, clocked 4:47.32 to erase the old mark of 4:52.60 set by Sarawak's Linda Chin Hui Ching in Kuching in 1990. ... The Star

AirAsia to increase cargo revenue Jun 3, 2004
...officer Raja Mohd Azmi Raja Razali said there was potential for extra revenue from cargo, particularly on key routes such as between KLIA and Kuching, and KLIA ... The Star

Awaiting KL nod to lift freeze on project Jun 3, 2004
...by the Federal Government was a company under Tan Sri Ting Pek Khing who was also responsible for the renovation of the airport in Kuching and several others ... Daily Express

Black Umfolosi from Zimbabwe to perform at Rainforest Music ...  Jun 3, 2004
KUCHING June 3 - Popular group Black Umfolosi from Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, will perform again in Sarawak's Rainforest World Music Festival at the Sarawak ... Utusan Malaysia Online

Raw fish vs. raw fish Jun 4, 2004
Sadly, it’s difficult to find tuak even in Kuching’s nightspots, except at the so-called “Iban pubs? where this “moonshine? is merely “tolerated ... The Star

More nestings bring hope Jun 3, 2004
KUCHING: The Sarawak sea turtle conservation programme has shown success as more turtles are nesting on three islands off Sematan in the Lundu district. ... The Star

Missing girl, 12, found dead Jun 2, 2004
KUCHING: A 12-year-old girl, who was missing from home for the past two days, was found dead in a bush with slash wounds on her neck, about 100m from her ... The Star

Jin Sze walking in the right steps to glory Jun 3, 2004
I am happy to have exacted revenge on Che Rohana,? said Jin Sze, who works as an assistant coach in the Sarawak Sports Council in Kuching. ... The Star

RHB has ‘ unique ’ backup system May 24, 2004
Kuching: RHB Bank now has a backup system, in the event of any emergency, to serve its two million customers in over 200 branches nationwide following the ... Daily Express

AirAsia adds flights for Gawai fest May 25, 2004
PETALING JAYA: AirAsia will increase its number of flights to Kuching, Sibu and Kota Kinabalu from tomorrow to Sunday in conjunction with the Gawai festival. ... The Star

' His Heart Was Still Beating ' Jun 4, 2004
...said. The 19-year-old salesman from Kuching, Sarawak, was on the tour bus with his brother, Ming Lun, 15, and their parents. The ... New Straits Times

Dayak community told to master ICT Jun 2, 2004
KUCHING - Advise your children to study their way to university and be competent in science and technology, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud ... Borneo Bulletin

Music : Your ‘ Pria Terhebat ’ is waiting Jun 4, 2004
...the quintet, Duta (vocals), Eross (guitar), Anton (drummer), Adam (bassist) and Sakti (guitar), will be holding a showcase in Tribes Club, Kuching on June 20 ... Malay Mail

Build first, sell later' concept not feasible for housing ...  Jun 2, 2004
KUCHING - The "build first, sell later" concept cannot be implemented in Sarawak as this needs huge capital which is beyond the reach of many housing ... Borneo Bulletin

Who Sold What to Whom Jun 3, 2004
...of Malaysia has purchased Applied Materials Inc.'s Centura SiNgen LPCVD and Centura Radiance RTP systems for its Fab 1 foundry facility in Kuching, Malaysia. ... Electronic News

32 foreigners picked up for not having travel documents
New Straits Times

32 foreigners picked up for not having travel documents May 24, 2004
...picked up 32 foreigners who did not possess valid travel documents during a three-hour raid on several blocks of flats at Taman Sri Kuching, off Jalan Kuching ... New Straits Times

Two scholarships yearly for best athletes, says Abdul Taib May 22, 2004
KUCHING May 22 - Two scholarships will be given to athletes in the state who perform well in sports annually. Chief Minister Tan ... Utusan Malaysia Online

WAVELENGTH: Race to beautify Sarawak towns May 21, 2004
...public gardens. It starts from a very good base. Kuching, for example, is already one of Asia's greenest cities. Visitors immediately ... New Straits Times

News in Brief May 28, 2004
Ibraco, a reputable builder of upmarket homes in Kuching, said the public portion was oversubscribed by 80.43 times, and the bumiputra portion 79.64 times. ... The Star

Yayasan Sarawak to enter oil palm joint ventures May 28, 2004
We will develop land given by the state government for oil palm plantations,? he said after presenting educational awards to students in Kuching yesterday. ... The Star