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1st Silicon targets end-2007 for IPO 03 Dec 2005
...can support us in terms of restructuring things to ease the burden, that would accelerate the process,� Nelson said in an interview in Kuching on Thursday. ...
Malaysia Star,

Federation to go ahead with plan to up school bus fares 03 Dec 2005
The Federation of the Malaysian School Bus Operators Association chairman Chee Ah Tey said the increase was agreed to at their meeting in Kuching on Nov 24. ...
New Straits Times,

Greater environmental awareness in ecotourism industry urged 03 Dec 2005
More than 300 representatives from different countries attended the three-day conference in Kuching, capital of the eastern state of Sarawak.
People's Daily Online,

Malaysia To Propose Ways To Prevent Haze Occurrence 03 Dec 2005
KUCHING, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will propose several alternatives to the present slash and burn method of forest clearing blamed for causing the annual ...
Bernama,

Metals giants keen on smelter project in Sarawak Dec 1, 2005
Firms in China have also expressed interest, Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said on the sidelines of an environmental conference in Kuching. ...
Business Times - Malaysia,

‘Upgrading of Kuching airport ahead of schedule’ Nov 25, 2005
The RM620 million upgrading work on the Kuching International Airport is progressing well, two months ahead of schedule, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk ...
New Straits Times,

Businessman found dead at KM15 Kuching-Serian road Nov 7, 2005
A BUSINESSMAN was found dead at Km15 Kuching-Serian Road last night, apparently of what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Motorists ...
New Straits Times,

Specialist hospitals in Kuching, Seremban Nov 7, 2005
KUCHING - Malaysia had opened its doors with the construction of a twinning project of two specialist hospitals in Kuching and Seremban two years ago and would ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Attracted by career prospects Dec 1, 2005
...further their studies. Tan, from Kuching, now holds a degree in mechanical engineering while Wong is a computer engineer. Serving with ...
Sun2Surf,

Celebrating a decade in Malaysia Nov 30, 2005
Next year, the apparel company plans to make its debut in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and is looking at opportunities in Kuching and Miri in Sarawak. ...
Malaysia Star,

Alcoa, Rio Tinto await Government nod Nov 29, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. CANADA'S Alcoa Inc and Rio Tinto Aluminium of Australia are awaiting the Federal Government’s approval ...
Malaysia Star,

PRS On The Hunt For Its Candidate For Ngemah Seat Nov 29, 2005
Abdul Taib had on Monday told reporters in Kuching that both the Belaga and the Ngemah seats would be given to PRS to contest in the coming state election as ...
Bernama,

Lunch buffet returns at I-Lotus Dec 1, 2005
Some of the highlights of the lunch buffet are the 'Wrap-It-Yourself' Popiah, Rojak, Green Curry Beef, Kuching Laksa, Prawn Mee, Assam Fish, Special Thai ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Sarawak Will Not Bar Banished Man From Limbang Dec 2, 2005
KUCHING, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- Awang Mukadis Awang Bakir, or better known as Awang Aming, who was alleged to have led the "Give Limbang to Brunei" movement in the ...
Bernama,

Sarawak's two partyless assemblymen joins SPDP Dec 1, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak’s two partyless assemblymen - Stanley Ajang (Belaga) and Gabriel Adit (Ngemah) - have joined Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP ...
Malaysia Star,

Music: Hip to be original Nov 22, 2005
NOT even a blink for an answer. That was our reaction when we were invited to observe hitz.TV Blast Off! Kuching’s audition. Knowing ...
Malay Mail,

Reminder: Change RM1 coins by Dec 6 Nov 26, 2005
...commercial banks, Bank Simpanan Nasional state main branches and Bank Negara branches in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching and Kota ...
Malaysia Star,

Bank Negara RM1 coin reminder Nov 25, 2005
...banks, Bank Simpanan Nasional state main branches, and Bank Negara's branches at Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu ...
The Edge Daily,

Sarawak’s Sacofa aims for Bursa listing Nov 29, 2005
In a statement after the completion of a RM400mil Islamic bond issuance in Kuching yesterday, Sacofa said the move would further enhance its position as the ...
Malaysia Star,

New Samsung service plazas Nov 29, 2005
The newly launched customer service plaza brings the group’s current total to four, including those in Penang, Sabah and Kuching. ...
Malaysia Star,

Reluctance Of Kins To Donate Blood, A Headache To SGH Blood Bank Nov 22, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- The reluctance of relatives to come forward to donate blood for patients undergoing emergency operations are some of the setbacks ...
Bernama,

Proton Plans To Open More Regional Parts Centres Nov 18, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Proton Parts Centre Sdn Bhd plans to open five additional regional parts centres by the first quarter of 2005, says its managing ...
Bernama,

WAVELENGTH: Just the wedding to set tongues wagging Nov 18, 2005
KUCHING was witness last weekend to a dubious first for the nation with the "wedding" of transsexual Jessie (formerly Jeffrey) Chung to Joshua Beh. ...
New Straits Times,

Indonesians Here Told To Apply For Passports Nov 30, 2005
...from the first week of next month at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Indonesian Consulate offices in Penang, Johor Baharu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu ...
Bernama,

Pursuing a passion to educate Nov 30, 2005
For example, we are investing in three large campuses - in Kota Damansara (Selangor), USJ and Kuching. We are spending more than RM100 million. ...
Sun2Surf,

ACA: We cannot prosecute Nov 29, 2005
One hundred recruits are undergoing basic trainingat the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) while 200 more are expected to begin basic training in Kuching soon. ...
Malay Mail,

SACOFA seeks listing on Bursa Nov 29, 2005
The listing plan was disclosed by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud at a ceremony in Kuching on Nov 29 to mark the completion of a RM400 ...
The Edge Daily,

SEA Games/Shooting: Bibiana’s bull’s-eye Nov 29, 2005
...said. The Kuching-born Bibiana was forced to skip the event as she was not allowed to borrow a pistol under the rules of the sport. ...
Malay Mail,

Samsung launches biggest customer service plaza in PJ Nov 29, 2005
...servicing. Unlike service outlets, Law said the service plazas in Kuching, Penang, Johor Bahru, also showcases its latest products. ...
The Edge Daily,

SOUTHEAST ASIA ELECTS NEW ARCHBISHOP Nov 30, 2005
Archbishop elect like his predecessors, will have the responsibility of overseeing the Anglican work and mission in 4 dioceses (Diocese of Kuching, Diocese of ...
Virtue Online,

SACOFA Group To List By 2007 Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- The SACOFA Group, the state government's telecommunications arm, aims to be listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd within the ...
Bernama,

Environment clubs for secondary schools in Sarawak Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING - A total of 79 environmental clubs in secondary schools have been formed by the Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) as part of ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Fees for sewerage systems Nov 30, 2005
Wong said the state hoped to get funding from the Federal Government to develop public sewerage systems in Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Bintulu.
Malaysia Star,

Lunch Buffet Returns At I-Lotus Nov 30, 2005
Some of the highlights of the lunch buffet are the ' Wrap-It-Yourself' Popiah, Rojak, Green Curry Beef, Kuching Laksa, Prawn Mee, Assam Fish, Special Thai ...
Bru Direct,

World Roundup Nov 30, 2005
...said Nov. 15. Jessie Chung and Joshua Beh tied the knot before 800 friends and relatives Nov. 12 in Kuching, Sarawak. Pastors from ...
Windy city Media Group,

Sarawak is free of avian flu: CM Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING - Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud reassured Sarawakians that presently, the state is not facing the danger of the avian flu as the ...
Borneo Bulletin,

RM1 Coin Cannot Be Used From Dec 7 Nov 25, 2005
...commercial banks, Bank Simpanan Nasional state main branches and BNM's branches at Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching and Kota ...
Bernama,

Ekran minorities should question directors: Watchdog Nov 18, 2005
...a watchdog group said. Ekran is due to hold its annual shareholders’ meeting in Kuching, Sarawak, on Monday. But the venue should ...
Business Times - Malaysia,

Environmental Reporting Nov 21, 2005
In Kuching, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Organized by News World Nature. Organizers say the course will help the participants ...
International Journalist's Network

Police assures Straits of Malacca safe Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING - The Straits of Malacca, the world's busiest waterway, is safe, said Marine Police Commander SAC I Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Tuesday, Bernama reported. ...
Borneo Bulletin,

No additional subsidies for fuel in Sarawak Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING - The Sarawak government will not provide additional subsidy to the sale of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the state at the ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Furniture trader killed Nov 8, 2005
The body of Sia Siak Phung, 51, was found at Km15 of the Kuching-Serian Road last night. He had three bullet wounds on his body. ...
New Straits Times,

"I'm Happy With What I'm Doing", Says Jessie Chung Nov 15, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- Their marriage is "invalid" and will not be recognised by the law and religion, but for Jessie Chung and Joshua Beh the most ...
Bernama,

DEATH FALL INTO LAKSA POT Nov 13, 2005
...screaming. Abdul Azim was playing in the living room of the neighbour's house in Kuching, Sarawak, where a pot of Penang laksa simmered. ...
Electric New Paper,

RMAF airlifts badly scalded toddler to hospital Nov 3, 2005
KUCHING - Badly scalded toddler Mohammed Azim Abdul Hadi was flown to the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, on a mercy flight on ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Government and Church reject couple’s marriage deemed as ... Nov 14, 2005
...and had undergone a sex change operation three years ago, and Beh held their wedding reception for some 800 friends and relatives in Kuching, Sarawak, last ...
Malaysia Star,

Ministry Will Not Support Marriages Of Men Who Become Women Nov 15, 2005
...marriage between Jessie Chung, who was born a male but became a female through a sex change operation, with her Ipoh beau Joshua Beh in Kuching, Sarawak last ...
Bernama,

Spots still open for environmental reporting workshop Nov 15, 2005
Asian news media can still nominate candidates for a training workshop on environmental reporting, scheduled for November 28 and 29 in Kuching, Malaysia. ...
International Journalist's Network

Sarawak Fishermen Protest Renewal Of Chartered Vessel Licences Nov 6, 2005
Sarawak Fishermen Association (Penesa) chairman Jamali Basri said in a telephone interview from Kuching today that they submitted a memorandum to protest the ...
Bernama,

Quality is IJM's buzzword Nov 27, 2005
Kuala Lumpur; PJ 8 in Petaling Jaya; and other residential and commercial developments in the Klang Valley, Penang, Seremban, Johor Baru, Kuching and Sandakan. ...
Malaysia Star,

School bus fares to go up Nov 25, 2005
The body, which had met for its annual general meeting in Kuching yesterday, had also decided on a 41 per cent rise in East Malaysia. ...
New Straits Times,

HSL profit up 20% Nov 22, 2005
...by Sharon Ling in Kuching. Infrastructure firm Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has announced a 20% increase in third-quarter profits. Group ...
Malaysia Star,

IKSB Has No Plans To Become Listed Company Nov 13, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Cash-rich Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd (IKSB), the country's leading dredging, reclamation and marine-related company, has no plans to ...
Bernama,

Honing skills Nov 14, 2005
Sarawak’s Natural Resources Environment Board will arrange a day’s programme consisting of presentations and film screeenings for schoolchildren in Kuching ...
Malaysia Star,

Panties preferred over expensive items Nov 8, 2005
A check showed that none of the expensive items were removed. One of the teachers was from Kuching, while the other two were from the peninsula. ...
Malaysia Star,

Impressive Inai Kiara has no listing plans Nov 14, 2005
...but there are a few active subsidiaries and I have given them the green light to become public-listed companies if they are able to do so,� he said in Kuching ...
Malaysia Star,

MAS Introduces 3 Days 2 Nights Mulu Special Package Nov 16, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- In an effort to promote Mulu as one of the favourite tourism destinations in the country, national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS ...
Bernama,

'Diabetes made me an invalid' Nov 14, 2005
KUCHING, Mon. - A retired senior police officer today described how, in five years, diabetes ravaged his body, leaving him unable to walk. ...
New Straits Times,

Three schools among 61 fined Nov 2, 2005
KUCHING, Wed. - Three primary schools and a government department were issued compound fines by Kuching North City Hall for allowing Aedes mosquitoes to breed. ...
New Straits Times,

FAM Confident SEA Games Under-23 Squad Will Qualify For Semifinals Nov 28, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- The Football of Malaysia (FAM) is confident the national under-23 squad will make it to the semifinals of the 23rd SEA Games ...
Bernama,

Development Biased Budget For Sarawak Next Year Nov 28, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Monday unveiled a development biased state budget for next year with RM1,970 million or ...
Bernama,

Davao player joins Malaysian netfest Nov 28, 2005
He will compete in Kuching, Malaysia on November 30 to December 4 then he will proceed to Kuala Lumpur for the tournament slated December 5 to 11. ...
Sun.Star,

No Extra Oil Subsidy For Sarawak Nov 28, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak government will not provide additional subsidy to the sale of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the ...
Bernama,

Strait Of Melaka Waterway Safe Nov 29, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The Strait of Melaka, the world's busiest waterway, is safe, said Marine Police Commander SAC I Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Tuesday. ...
Bernama,

OPINION: Resolving the plight of those born ‘different’ Nov 25, 2005
...a sermon in church or run a Buddhist or Hindu temple has opposed Jessie Chung and Joshua Beh’s widely-publicised wedding reception in Kuching on Oct 12. ...
New Straits Times,

Malaysian motorcycle firm invests $3M in Zamboecozone Nov 27, 2005
Demak Motor Corporation (DMC) of Kuching, Malaysia will soon begin assembling DMC motorcyle units. said DMC sales marketing director Ko Beng Sum. ...
Minda News,

Belaga folks opt for Bintulu's administration Nov 27, 2005
KUCHING - The Belaga folks - comprising over 9,400 living in Bakun as well as an estimated 4,700 Kenyahs, 3,700 Kayans and 930 Kajangs - opted to be under the ...
Borneo Bulletin,

SuperStar Gemini returns to Singapore to begin New Season Nov 21, 2005
...are a combination of 7 and 21-night cruises to destinations such as Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in Malaysia, Krabi ...
ASIATravelTips.com,

Enviromental Clubs A Hit In Sarawak Secondary Schools Nov 27, 2005
KUCHING, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- A total of 79 environmental clubs in secondary schools have been formed by the Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board ...
Bernama,

SSM to step up enforcement activities Nov 27, 2005
Kuching: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) will launch an aggressive enforcement drive nation-wide from next year to ensure companies and businesses ...
Daily Express,

Jessie: Give our marriage a chance Nov 16, 2005
Chung and her husband Joshua Beh spent nearly RM1mil on their wedding last Saturday, but since then have been holed up in their house in Kuching, biding their ...
Malaysia Star,

International Media and Environment Summit Nov 15, 2005
In Kuching, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Organized by News World Nature. The stated theme is “the media’s role in bridging ...
International Journalist's Network

OVER EXPOSED Nov 6, 2005
...publicity seeker. She has invited a number of media people and will host them at her wedding in Kuching on Saturday. Close friend ...
Electric New Paper,

BOWLING: Wendy mentally ready Nov 10, 2005
...ladder. But the 28-year-old lass from Selangor believes she found a solution to her problems while training in Damai, Kuching. The ...
Malay Mail,

RM2.5m raised for kidney centre Nov 10, 2005
Great Wall Artistes group succeeded in raising RM2.5mil for a kidney centre being built by Che Hia Khor Moral Uplifting Society Kidney Foundation in Kuching. ...
Malaysia Star,

EDITORIAL: Unity in law Nov 17, 2005
...be taken up by private-sector initiatives — a strategy embraced wholeheartedly by the Federal Government, but with contradictory provisos in Kuching and Kota ...
New Straits Times,

PRESS RELEASE: Malaysia RAM: SBC Outlook Negative Nov 18, 2005
...has encountered numerous delays due to changes in development plans and also issues vis-a-vis the proposed flyover linking the development to Jalan Kuching. ...
Yahoo! News

SQUASH/Malaysia Open: Much awaited clash Nov 17, 2005
Besides, the 23-year-old Kuching-born lad hopes to capitalise on the error-prone Beng Hee as was seen in his match against Indian No 1 Ritwik Bhattacharya in ...
Malay Mail,

Hock Seng Lee sees impressive results for year Nov 21, 2005
KUCHING-BASED construction company Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) , which currently has 30 projects worth over RM900 million in hand, is confident of finishing the ...
Business Times - Malaysia,

SLA: Need to study proposal carefully Nov 18, 2005
High Court Senior Resident Judge Datuk Ian Chin, High Court Tawau Judicial Commissioner Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad, High Court Kuching Judicial Commissioner ...
Daily Express,

Tippling with headhunters 01 Oct 2005
As its largest tribe, Iban can be found all over the map in the Malaysian state, from the outskirts of Kuching to the impenetrable jungles near the border of ...
Washington Times,

City status for PJ early next year 01 Oct 2005
Petaling Jaya will become Malaysia’s 10th city, joining the ranks of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kuching, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, Shah Alam, Alor Star ...
Malaysia Star,

Mt Santubong may get cable car 01 Oct 2005
KUCHING - The legendary Mount Santubong, which covers the horizon of the tourist triangle of Santubong, Bako and Buntal, will soon have a cable car, if the ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Hornbill denies reneging on payouts to crash victims 01 Oct 2005
KUCHING - Hornbill Skyways, which owned most of the helicopters in fatal crashes in Sarawak recently, denied that it was reneging on its responsibility for ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Sabah railway link to be extended to Kuching soon Sep 27, 2005
Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) said the railway connection from Tanjung Aru to Tenom District in the interior will be eventually extended to Kuching, Sarawak under ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Samsung aims for top position in mobile phones Sep 28, 2005
BY SHARON LING IN KUCHING. ... The Kuching customer service plaza is the fourth to be set up by Samsung Malaysia after those in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baru. ...
Malaysia Star,

Plan to extend Sabah rail to L Datu, Kuching Sep 23, 2005
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) on Friday said the railway connection from Tanjung Aru to Tenom will be eventually extended to Kuching, Sarawak under its ...
Daily Express,

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim to visit Kuching for annual exchange visit Sep 18, 2005
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim will lead a delegation to Kuching, Malaysia, for the 19th Singapore-Malaysia Annual ...
Channel News Asia,

Glowing praise for 10th Pan Asia Hash Run in Kuching Sep 20, 2005
KUCHING - Sarawak, which hosted the 10th Pan Asia Hash Run for three days here, received glowing praises from the participants for a job well-done. ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Kuching cops running on empty Sep 12, 2005
More than 40 police cars are "stranded" at the Kuching district police headquarters in Simpang Tiga because they have run out of fuel. ...
Malay Mail,

Museum of Sarawak textiles opens in Kuching Sep 12, 2005
Set up by the state Museum Department, it is housed at the Pavilion, a colonial-era building opposite the General Post Office in Kuching. ...
Malaysia Star,

WAVELENGTH: Kuching crying out for urban renewal Sep 2, 2005
IT is comforting to wake up mornings to find the city- hired army of street sweepers doing their rounds all across Kuching, keeping major thoroughfares and ...
New Straits Times,

Diocese of Kuching celebrates 150th anniversary Sep 12, 2005
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - The Diocese of Kuching, which is the Anglican Church in Sarawak and Brunei, celebrated its 150th anniversary over the weekend. ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Thousands throng Kuching Waterfront for regatta Sep 6, 2005
KUCHING (NST) - Thousands of people thronged the Kuching Waterfront and streets on both sides of the Sarawak river on Sunday to witness the grand finale of the ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Pornographic movie hits Kuching again Sep 3, 2005
Another pornographic movie VCD, featuring locals, has been selling like hot cakes in the city. The star of the VCD, a woman in her ...
New Straits Times,

Cable car proposed for Mount Santubong Sep 29, 2005
...attending a keel-laying ceremony for a double-ended ferry at Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corporation’s main yard at Sejingkat in Kuching on Tuesday ...
Malaysia Star,

Mitsubishi opens three showrooms in Sarawak Sep 27, 2005
...big leap in efforts to increase its share of the Sarawak motor vehicle market with the simultaneous opening of EON Auto Mart showrooms in Kuching, Bintulu and ...
Malaysia Star,

C’mon AirAsia, we’re not animals Sep 27, 2005
My flight from KLIA to Kuching; AK214, was supposed to depart KLIA at 2240 hrs on Sept 17. At the check-in counter at about 2045 ...
Malaysia Kini,

Iban Community Launches Smallholder Oil Palm Scheme Sep 28, 2005
KUCHING, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- The Iban community in Aping, Pantu, Sri Aman Division, about 120 kilometres from Kuching, has launched a smallholder oil palm ...
Bernama,

Hubline To Add Another China To East Malaysia Feedering Service Sep 26, 2005
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- Kuching-based container feederlines, HUBLine Bhd, plans to add another feedering service from China to East Malaysia to meet ...
Bernama,

Mitsubishi Motors Targets 300-400 Units Sales Per Month Nationwide Sep 24, 2005
KUCHING, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi's passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Malaysia ...
Bernama,

Look For Common Values, Not Differences, Says Kadir Sep 29, 2005
...rest of the state in Malaysia, of which Sabah has official radio stations in Kota Kinabalu, Tawau and Sandakan, while Sarawak has stations in Kuching, Miri and ...
Bernama,

PSD: Sexual Harassment Not Serious In Civil Service Sep 29, 2005
KUCHING, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- Sexual harassment cases are not serious in the public sector, Public Service Department Deputy Director (Psychology Services) Dr ...
Bernama,

WAVELENGTH: It’s time to unshackle the private sector Sep 23, 2005
And if proof was still needed to back up these words of general wisdom, one has only to drive around the new Demak Laut industrial area outside Kuching. ...
New Straits Times,

Weida achieves record turnover Sep 23, 2005
Speaking to reporters before the company’s annual general meeting in Kuching yesterday, group managing director Datuk Lee Choon Chin said Weida has put in ...
Business Times - Malaysia,

"Any Problem, Come To Us First", Say Cuepacs Sep 18, 2005
KUCHING, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- Cuepacs is prepared to play a positive role to assist in solving any dispute between Sarawak-based public sector unions and the ...
Bernama,

Naim Cendera awarded RM313m project Sep 15, 2005
...million design and build turnkey contract by the Public Works Department for the construction of its proposed general operations force camp in Kuching, Sarawak ...
The Edge Daily,

Malaysia hosting major film festival Sep 27, 2005
Malaysia, which last played host in Kuching in 1990, is fielding three feature films that recently won accolades at the Malaysian Film Festival. ...
Malaysia Star,

Dubai team basks in limelight Sep 18, 2005
AN ALL-WOMAN’S team from Dubai grabbed much of the attention when it made its debut in this year’s Sarawak Regatta, which took place in Kuching. ...
Malaysia Star,

Ibraco plans RM268m project Sep 20, 2005
By Joseph Chin. Ibraco Bhd plans to undertake a RM268 million mixed residential and commercial property project in Kuching. Work ...
The Edge Daily,

WAVELENGTH: Improved airport will boost direct links Sep 9, 2005
WORK on the expansion of Kuching International Airport is moving at a noticeably frenetic clip. When it is ready — probably by ...
New Straits Times,

First time a charm for all-ladies rafting team Sep 28, 2005
KUCHING - It was the first time for four ladies who participated in white-water rafting when they managed to become the first all-ladies team to complete the 27 ...
Borneo Bulletin,

How Filipinos saved their Olympics for the arts Sep 27, 2005
1 to 7 at Kuching City in Sarawak, Malaysia, for his photographic documentation of “begnas� (rice ritual) in Sagada, Mt. Province. ...
INQ7 Interactive, Inc.,

PBB may ask bankrupt Minos to give up post Sep 27, 2005
KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) assistant secretary-general Datuk Peter Minos, 56, may be asked to resign as he has been declared a bankrupt by ...
Malaysia Star,

Quarry rules for Sarawak Sep 28, 2005
...are regulated under the Sarawak Mining Ordinance, 1965, and Natural Resources and Environment Ordinance, 1956,� he said in a paper in Kuching recently. ...
Malaysia Star,

Imported poultry put under quarantine in Sarawak Sep 27, 2005
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Sarawak would put imported poultry entering the State under quarantine as a precautionary measure to prevent the avian flu. ...
Borneo Bulletin,

Diocesan Partnership leads to Wedding Bells Sep 4, 2005
A companionship link between the Dioceses of Lichfield in the West Midlands of England and Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, has taken on new meaning with ...
Diocese of Lichfield (press release),

Making like an Iban Sep 16, 2005
...of dark ochre and pale yellow. There was one more photo opportunity before I rode the bus back to Kuching. I got to wear the Iban ...
Malaysia Star,

No plans for new acquisition, says CIMB chief Sep 6, 2005
Kuching: Commerce International Merchant Bankers Bhd (CIMB) has no immediate plans to further acquire any banking and financial institutions in the country. ...
Daily Express,

Eco-tourism - boon or bane? Aug 30, 2005
News World's International Media Environment Summit (IMES) seeks to address these issues in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia between 30 November and 02 December. ...
e-Travel Blackboard (press release),

40 police cars left idle after pumps run dry Sep 12, 2005
Today, more than 40 of them were parked at the Kuching district police headquarters in Simpang Tiga. According to sources, the cars have run out of fuel. ...
New Straits Times,

S'wak to host Open next year Sep 1, 2005
Kuching: After more than a decade, the annual Malaysia Open badminton championship will be held in Sarawak for the second time next year. ...
Daily Express,
 


Kuching hit by major blackout 07 Mar 2005
The power failure, which lasted for about two-and-half hours, affected Jalan Padungan, Jalan Sungai Padungan, Jalan Ang Cheng Ho, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, Jalan ... Malaysia Star,

1st Silicon 'Flashes' its assets 07 Mar 2005
KUCHING-based semiconductor manufacturing foundry 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd said it has completed qualification and begun production shipment of 0.25um ... TechCentral,

Luxury car club sings praises of Sarawak 07 Mar 2005
An international convoy of some 50 Rolls Royce models were in the state for a weeklong land tour of Sarawak crossing some 1,000km from Kuching to here. ... Malaysia Star,

FOOTBALL: Johor in hurry to sign new players 07 Mar 2005
He is going through a difficult patch now," said Khalid. Johor travel to Kuching to play Sarawak on Sunday in what surely must be another tough assignment. ... New Straits Times,

BUSINESS CLASS - EXECUTIVE TRAVEL IN ASIA TODAY 07 Mar 2005
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will start codeshare flights with Malaysia Airlines between Singapore and Kuching, and Singapore and Kota Kinabalu from 27 March ... Money Plans,

25 enter semi-finals of pageant 07 Mar 2005
KUCHING: College students are among the 25 semi-finalists of the annual Miss Fair and Lovely Gawai Tourism pageant held at the Sarawak Cultural Village near ... Malaysia Star,

Entry into Sabah and Sarawak may be simplified 07 Mar 2005
KUCHING: Malaysians from the peninsula may no longer need to fill immigration arrival forms when they visit Sabah and Sarawak if a proposal by a special ... Malaysia Star,

Rolls-Royce Entourage Makes A Stop At BSRC 07 Mar 2005
Tujoh Control Post at 10.30am yesterday and was welcomed to the sound of Guling Tangan and Hadrah after making its way to the Sultanate from Kuching in Sarawak ... Bru Direct,

Cop Beats Wife At Police Station: ‘No one came to my aid’ 07 Mar 2005
Kuching police chief, Assistant Commissioner Kassim Yusop, was surprised why the policeman was not arrested while he was beating up his wife. Malay Mail,

Images of trishawmen 07 Mar 2005
Nokia subsequently sponsored her first solo exhibition at ARTrageously Ramsay Ong—The Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching entitled Dari Mata Ke Mata. ... New Straits Times,

Sarawak reclaims industrial land bought by ‘speculators’ Mar 6, 2005
KUCHING: The state government has taken back industrial land from several people who bought it for speculative purposes. Chief Minister ... Malaysia Star,

Murder of prominent lawyer in Kuching TYCOON'S SON AMONG SUSPECTS Mar 5, 2005
...motorcycle. The killing occurred about 200 metres from the deceased’s law firm, Lim and Lim, in Jalan Rubber in Kuching, Sarawak. ... Malay Mail,

Two more detained over killing of Kuching lawyer Mar 2, 2005
KUCHING: Police have picked up two more people in Sibu in connection with the recent killing of lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw. The ... Malaysia Star,

PRESS RELEASE: Singapore SilkAir To Fly To Kuching Mar 28 Feb 24, 2005
Singapore, 24 February - SilkAir (MI) is pleased to announce that it will commence direct services between Singapore and Kuching, Sarawak in East Malaysia from ... Yahoo News

Kuching development on par with Oz, NZ: Taib Feb 28, 2005
KUCHING - Development in places like Kuching in Sarawak is on par with cities in Australia and New Zealand, said Sarawak Chief Minister here. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Convoy of luxury cars to parade in Kuching Feb 24, 2005
KUCHING: Residents here will get a rare chance to see the convoy of some 70 Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars during a parade on Sunday. ... Malaysia Star,

SilkAir to launch Direct Singapore-Kuching service Feb 24, 2005
SilkAir is to commence direct services between Singapore and Kuching, Sarawak in East Malaysia from 28 March 2005. The scheduled ... ASIATravelTips.com,

Businessman, 35, held over murder of Kuching lawyer Feb 23, 2005
...the murder. "The businessman will be taken to Kuching. We will apply for court order to remand him from tomorrow. ". Abang Wahab ... New Straits Times,

Gambling ring smashed, Sarawak police arrest 49 people in Kuching Feb 13, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak police have busted an illegal gambling syndicate, believed to be the biggest in the city, following the arrest of 49 individuals at several ... Malaysia Star,

65 Rolls-Royce cars arrive in Kuching for tour of Borneo Feb 14, 2005
KUCHING: Sixty-five gleaming Rolls-Royce cars worth a total of £5mil (RM35.5mil) arrived at Senari Port here for a 20-day tour of Borneo. ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak mulls LRT system for Kuching Feb 16, 2005
KUCHING - The increasingly congested roads in Kuching city have prompted the state government to consider introducing a light rail transit (LRT) system ... Borneo Bulletin,

Zecon emerging as major property player in Kuching Feb 15, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. CONSTRUCTION firm Zecon Engineering Bhd will become a major property developer with a land bank of some ... Malaysia Star,

WAVELENGTH: River commuting to tackle Kuching's traffic woes Feb 18, 2005
MOTORISTS coming into the centre of Kuching during the recent festive season would have noticed that the city centre has become almost intolerably jam-packed ... New Straits Times,

WAVELENGTH: Kuching Port fast becoming a trans-shipment one Feb 11, 2005
THE aspiration of Kuching Port to be a trans-shipment port moved a step closer to reality with the recent revelation that an inland port will be built near the ... New Straits Times,

WAVELENGTH: Treating airlines fairly in the national interest Mar 4, 2005
FORMER Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, when goaded by Sarawak to extend landing rights into Kuching for Singapore Airlines some years ago, famously ... New Straits Times,

Aussie airline to stop KK flights Mar 4, 2005
Sabah Tourism is holding talks with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to extend its Sydney-Kuching and Perth-Kuching operations to Kota Kinabalu. ... Malaysia Star,

Local Bikers Bound For Pontianak Expedition Mar 2, 2005
He said the long journey from Brunei would pass via Miri, Sibu and Kuching. ... The team will join the Victoria Arm Club Kuching in a convoy to Pontianak. ... Bru Direct,

1st Silicon Begins Production Shipments of 0.25um Embedded Flash ... Mar 1, 2005
KUCHING, Sarawak MALAYSIA, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. ... KUCHING, Sarawak MALAYSIA, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. ... mysan.de (Pressemitteilung),

Euromobil aims for bigger Audi market Feb 28, 2005
Euromobil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd, plans to open an Audi centre in Kuching next month, followed by centres in Langkawi, Ipoh ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak Transport to improve services Mar 3, 2005
...compromise. Dissenting creditors were said to have walked out of the court-convened meeting on the scheme held on Feb 3 in Kuching. ... Malaysia Star,

FABIAN LIM'S MURDER: Man held to assist in probe into murder of ... Feb 28, 2005
Police believe that the man was an accomplice of the four suspects arrested by the police in Bintulu and Kuching last week. The ... New Straits Times,

1st Silicon Begins Production Shipments of 0.25um Embedded Flash ... Feb 28, 2005
KUCHING, Sarawak MALAYSIA, Feb. ... 1st Silicon has its headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and sales offices in US, Korea and Taiwan. ArriveNet (press release),

Meet to expound work by naturalist Mar 1, 2005
KUCHING: The work of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in Sarawak in 1855 will be capitalised on to generate international interest so as to promote the ... Malaysia Star,

Two Africans arrested over black money scam Mar 3, 2005
The Africans were alleged to have tricked the businessman into paying for their business class airline tickets from Kuching to the KL International Airport ... Malaysia Star,

ING partners developer to offer plan for condo buyers Feb 28, 2005
ING Insurance Bhd has teamed up with Kuching-based property developer, Plus Forever Sdn Bhd, to provide an investment-linked insurance plan for buyers of ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak plans special deal with SilkAir Feb 25, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism Federation plans to work with SilkAir to introduce a special tour package for Singaporeans to visit the Land of the Hornbills. ... Malaysia Star,

NS gets better public rating Mar 4, 2005
In Kuching, it was a sad farewell for 324 NS trainees, including 20 from Peninsular Malaysia, at the Putra Sentosa Camp in Sematan, about 120km from here, today ... New Straits Times,

Attack on judicial system must be dealt with swiftly: AAS Feb 28, 2005
MIRI - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) expressed concern over the recent slaying of a Kuching lawyer, Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw, and whether it was ... Borneo Bulletin,

A dream come true for Ishak Mar 6, 2005
Roland, 24. “We became good friends while working as masseuses at the Sarawak Society for the Blind (SSB) in Kuching. So, when ... Malay Mail,

KEB invests RM100m Mar 6, 2005
Speaking to FinancialDaily, KEB managing director Datuk Patrick Teoh Seng Foo says its two new campuses in Subang Jaya and Kuching will start enrolling ... The Edge Daily,

Malaysian foundry starts shipping embedded flash at 0.25-micron Feb 28, 2005
The process can be used to make microcontrollers used in consumer, communications and computer applications, the Kuching, Sarawak-based company said. ... Semiconductor Business News

Former convict held in killing of lawyer Mar 2, 2005
The arrests follow an extensive probe into the murder, led by Kuching district deputy police chief Superintendent Tan Soon Tiong. ... New Straits Times,

1st Silicon Begins Production Shipments of 0.25um Embedded Flash ... Feb 28, 2005
Kuching, Sarawak MALAYSIA; February 28, 2005 -- 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a premier semiconductor-manufacturing foundry, announced ... Design and Reuse,

MAS teams up with SIA and SilkAir Feb 24, 2005
With the tripartite agreement, SilkAir will become the first Singapore carrier in many years to ply the Singapore-Kuching and Singapore-Kota Kinabalu routes ... Malaysia Star,

Malaysia Air expects sales revenue to touch RM9b Feb 20, 2005
Besides the venue of Malaysian International Exhibition and Convention Centre with its 700 booths, the event was also held in Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu ... Business Times Singapore (subscription),

TENNIS: Sarawak have big plans for juniors Feb 23, 2005
We will aggressively scout for more young talents to participate in our professional training programme," he said in Kuching on Tuesday. ... New Straits Times,

RM3 service charge to stay, say travel agents Feb 22, 2005
KUCHING: Despite public complaints, travel agents in Sarawak say they will not scrap the RM3 service charge imposed on the sale of every air ticket. ... Malaysia Star,

KL model is Miss Cheongsam Feb 23, 2005
KUCHING: Model and part-time student Lee Foong Chen of Kuala Lumpur was crowned Miss Cheongsam Malaysia at the pageant’s grand finale here on Tuesday night. ... Malaysia Star,

FABIAN LIM'S MURDER: Lawyer's murder to 'be solved soon' Feb 26, 2005
Sarawak police chief Datuk Talib Jamal said the murder of Kuching lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw would be solved soon. "With the arrest ... New Straits Times,

Client’s killing may be linked to lawyer’s murder: Cops Feb 20, 2005
KUCHING: A murder accused defended by a lawyer who was shot dead last Friday, was slain several years ago, following his acquittal by the Kuching High Court. ... Malay Mail,

200 attend slain lawyer’s funeral Feb 22, 2005
KUCHING: Members of the legal fraternity were among some 200 relatives and friends who bade a final farewell to murdered lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw yesterday. ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak project to produce championsin sports Feb 26, 2005
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: Sarawak is going the extra mile to produce champions in sports, starting from the schools. The state government ... Malaysia Star,

Agriculture census in Sarawak Mar 3, 2005
KUCHING - An agricultural census will be carried out on 400,000 households in Sarawak in a nationwide operation between March 1 and April 30. ... Borneo Bulletin,

PLAIN TALK: Flying firmly on after double blow Mar 5, 2005
...from March 27. SilkAir, which starts flights to Kuching on March 28, will code-share with MAS on this route from July 1. SIA and ... New Straits Times,

Sarawak setting up shop in KL Mar 4, 2005
KUCHING: Foreign tourists and Malaysians in the peninsula will soon be able to enjoy popular Sarawak dishes and buy the state’s handicraft from a special ... Malaysia Star,

NZ education fair Mar 5, 2005
Subang Petaling Jaya on March 12 and 13 (11am~5pm), and then move on to Shangri-La Penang on March 15, from 1pm to 7pm, and the Hilton Hotel Kuching (from noon ... Malaysia Star,

Cops close to solving lawyer’s murder Mar 5, 2005
KUCHING: The police are close to solving the murder of a lawyer here after accumulating sufficient evidence when questioning seven suspects. ... Malaysia Star,

Weather expected to be fair, then stormy Mar 5, 2005
In Sarawak, the divisions of Sibu, Sarikei, Kapit, Seri Aman, Kuching, Samarahan and Betong are forecast to have thunderstorms in one or two places. ... Malaysia Star,

Illegal logging factory smashed Mar 3, 2005
KUCHING - An illegal logging factory complete with a saw machine worth RM200,000 was smashed by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation before it could begin its ... Borneo Bulletin,

WAVELENGTH: Lim murder points to a disturbing trend Feb 25, 2005
THE unprecedented gangland- style shooting death of Kuching lawyer Fabian Lim may well mark the cataclysmic loss of innocence in a State where hitherto murders ... New Straits Times,

Hock Seng Lee FY04 net profit up 29% at RM26m Feb 24, 2005
...projects. The Kuching-based reclamation company said on Feb 25 that revenue dropped slightly to RM285.81 million from RM287.52 million. ... The Edge Daily,

Warmer festive days for Sarawakians Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: People in the Kuching, Samarahan and Sibu divisions can look forward to a “warmer� Chinese New Year this year as heavy rain, which caused massive ... Malaysia Star,

Senior lawyer shot dead after meal Feb 18, 2005
BY JACK WONG. KUCHING: One of Sarawak's most successful lawyers was shot dead after he had a meal outside a food court in Jalan Rubber here. ... Malaysia Star,

No shutdowns for Chinese daily Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak’s oldest Chinese daily, See Hua Daily News, has announced that it will be in circulation all the year round, with no shutdowns even for the ... Malaysia Star,

MAS to offer 161,700 packages at 2005 travel fair Feb 17, 2005
MAS) is offering 21,000 domestic and 140,700 international packages to 85 destinations at the MAS Travel Fair 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota ... The Edge Daily,

Prominent lawyer shot dead Feb 19, 2005
The 54-year-old father of three who was shot dead about 200 metres from his Rubber Road office in Kuching, Sarawak, was not known to have had enemies. ... Malay Mail,

New paper dogged by controversy Feb 5, 2005
NSC has given an undertaking to allocate a sum amounting to RM5 million a year, or roughly RM400,000 a month, to help the previously Kuching-based Malaysian ... Malay Mail,

Rolls Royce club on tour to raise sponsorship funds Feb 14, 2005
He said the sponsorship money will be raised by 170 Rolls enthusiasts during the East Malaysia tour which kicks off in Kuching on Feb 25 and ends in Kota ... New Straits Times,

Police nab eight thugs using fake pistols to collect debts Feb 5, 2005
KUCHING: Police arrested eight suspected hardcore gangsters and seized four imitation pistols in a raid on a shophouse in Jalan Sekama here on Friday. ... Malaysia Star,

Padawan aims for city status by 2010 Feb 6, 2005
The council, which was elevated to a municipality after Kuching won city status in 1988, administers a large area covering 1,442sq km. ... Malaysia Star,

Singapore budget carriers hope to fly lucrative Malaysian routes Feb 27, 2005
..."Penang and east Malaysian destinations such as Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are all attractive points to fly into if there are no encumbrances and available ... Channel News Asia,

SIA, SilkAir, MAS sign codesharing deal Feb 24, 2005
...operating costs. SilkAir will start the ball rolling by launching four weekly flights to Kuching, Sarawak, from March 28. It was ... Channel News Asia,

Several personalities to be quizzed over murder Feb 28, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak police will interview several personalities whose names cropped up during their questioning of the four men held under remand to help in the ... Malaysia Star,

400,000 households to be involved in agri census Mar 1, 2005
KUCHING: As part of a national effort to modernise agriculture, about 400,000 households in Sarawak will be interviewed in an agriculture census which started ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak faces possible drought Feb 28, 2005
KUCHING: The state government is making preparations to face the possibility of drought in northern Sarawak, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said. ... Malaysia Star,

PRESS RELEASE: Malaysia MARC Affirms Mithril Loan Stk Rtg Feb 21, 2005
...fund raising exercise (including the issuance of the RCSLS); acquisition of Saferay (M) Sdn Bhd (Saferay) & Menara MAA in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching; and debt ... Yahoo News

Sarawak plans sports fund Mar 3, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak plans to set up a Sports Excellence Fund with contributions from members of the corporate sector. State Social ... Malaysia Star,

Bank Industri to focus on four sectors for financing Mar 3, 2005
...yesterday. The branch is its eighth after Butterworth, Ipoh, Johor Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur. ... Malaysia Star,

Aid pours in for ex-athlete Mar 3, 2005
KUCHING: Financial aid and good wishes have started to pour in for four-time SEA Games javelin gold medallist Ballang Lasung as news spread that he is battling ... Malaysia Star,

Malaysia Ibraco To Buy Sarawak Land For About MYR11.38M Mar 3, 2005
Ibraco, a Malaysian property developer, said it will buy the land, located on the outskirts of Kuching city, from Ibraco Properties Sdn. ... Yahoo News

Higher fuel prices erode MAS third-quarter profit Feb 28, 2005
Moreover, twice-weekly flights between Sydney and Kuching were introduced to enhance Sabah and Sarawak as a tourist destination,� Low noted. ... Malaysia Star,

AirAsia baffled by code-share pact Feb 25, 2005
Under the pact, SIA and SilkAir will soon start codeshare flights with MAS for Singapore-Kuching, Singapore-Kota Kinabalu and Singapore-Kuching routes. ... New Straits Times,

MAS, SIA, SilkAir sign code-share pact Feb 24, 2005
SIA and SilkAir will start code-share flights with MAS for Singapore-Kuching and Singapore-Kota Kinabalu from March 27 this year. ... New Straits Times,

Volvo targets RM300m sales in FY05 Mar 1, 2005
He says Volvo invested RM15 million in 2004 to set up two new branches in Johor Bahru and Bintulu, as well as upgrading its Prai, Kuantan and Kuching outlets. ... The Edge Daily,

S'wak braces for looming dry spells Mar 2, 2005
KUCHING - With looming dry spells ahead, Sarawak is bracing itself for the worst with its State Fire and Rescue Department on the alert in peat land and fire ... Borneo Bulletin,

SterilGamma in RM15mil Sarawak JV Feb 24, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SARAWAK State Economic Development Corp (SEDC) and SterilGamma (M) Sdn Bhd will jointly set up a RM15mil ... Malaysia Star,

Rumah Dayak project revived Feb 22, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. THE Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) is reviving its proposed RM20mil Rumah Dayak commercial project ... Malaysia Star,

Rolls-Royces begin Tour of Borneo Feb 28, 2005
KUCHING - Seventy Rolls-Royce cars worth a tidy sum of RM34 million rolled off Sunday on a colourful motorcade around this city before beginning a journey of ... Borneo Bulletin,

ENTERTAINMENT: AF fever rages on Mar 1, 2005
...remaining dates are at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak (Mar 19); Boulevard Shopping Complex, Miri, Sarawak (Mar 24) and Stadium Negeri, Kuching, Sarawak (Mar ... Malay Mail,

M'sia, Britain consider joint education prospect Mar 2, 2005
By Magdalene Rogers. KUCHING - Malaysia and Britain are looking into a joint education prospect with the setting up of a maritime college in Sarawak. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Hi-tech zone at Sarawak border Feb 5, 2005
MIRI: The Sarawak-Indonesia border at Tebedu town near Kuching will be transformed into a huge high-tech industrial zone to manufacture electronic products. ... Malaysia Star,

Countdown begins for Miri to be elevated to city status Feb 9, 2005
By George Francis. MIRI - Miri town is now all set to be elevated into a city with only 100 days to go, as Sarawak's second city after Kuching. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Gambling Ring Smashed Feb 13, 2005
...illegal gambling. We will continue with operations to rid Kuching of illegal gambling and other vices,� he said yesterday. He ... GamblingMagazine.com

Low fares the best way to woo travellers: Jetstar Asia Feb 27, 2005
...“We see enormous potential not just for the KL-Singapore sector but also resort locations such as Langkawi, Penang and Kuching,’’ Korfiatis said. ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak mulls LRT system for Kuching 16 Feb 2005
KUCHING - The increasingly congested roads in Kuching city have prompted the state government to consider introducing a light rail transit (LRT) system ... Borneo Bulletin,

SCIB to raise RM1.2bil for capex 16 Feb 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. SARAWAK Concrete Industries Bhd (SCIB), which is involved in the privatisation of the water supply operation ... Malaysia Star,

Oversupply of hotel rooms in Johor 16 Feb 2005
Roslan said except for Kuala Lumpur, hotels in places such as Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Malacca and Penang, fared better than their Johor counterparts. ... Malaysia Star,

Experts to aid PR promo for Miri 16 Feb 2005
MCI is a state-pioneered body to assist the elevation of Miri as the second city in Sarawak after Kuching, in collaboration with the Miri Municipal Council. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Zecon emerging as major property player in Kuching Feb 15, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. CONSTRUCTION firm Zecon Engineering Bhd will become a major property developer with a land bank of some ... Malaysia Star,

65 Rolls-Royce cars arrive in Kuching for tour of Borneo Feb 14, 2005
KUCHING: Sixty-five gleaming Rolls-Royce cars worth a total of £5mil (RM35.5mil) arrived at Senari Port here for a 20-day tour of Borneo. ... Malaysia Star,

Gambling ring smashed, Sarawak police arrest 49 people in Kuching Feb 13, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak police have busted an illegal gambling syndicate, believed to be the biggest in the city, following the arrest of 49 individuals at several ... Malaysia Star,

MAS expects higher revenue from China and India flights Feb 14, 2005
The event will be held concurrently in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, and he said more than 180,000 visitors were expected. ... Malaysia Star,

Chance to give feedback on unity and NS Feb 14, 2005
The first hearing is scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur on April 29 and 30, followed by Kota Kinabalu (June 9), Kuching (June 10), Penang (July 28 and 29 ... Malaysia Star,

Rolls Royce club on tour to raise sponsorship funds Feb 14, 2005
He said the sponsorship money will be raised by 170 Rolls enthusiasts during the East Malaysia tour which kicks off in Kuching on Feb 25 and ends in Kota ... New Straits Times,

WAVELENGTH: Kuching Port fast becoming a trans-shipment one Feb 11, 2005
THE aspiration of Kuching Port to be a trans-shipment port moved a step closer to reality with the recent revelation that an inland port will be built near the ... New Straits Times,

In Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi or ... Feb 1, 2005
Other cities include: Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Myanmar (Burma), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Manila, Debu (Phillipines), Singapore, and Bangkok and Phuket ... TravelVideo.tv (press release),

Abdul Hamid takes over as Kuching City North mayor Jan 31, 2005
FORMER Deputy State Attorney-General Abdul Hamid Mohammed Yusoff today took his oath of office as Kuching City North Hall Mayor, taking over from Datuk Madehi ... New Straits Times,

Bid to attract Singaporeans to Kuching Jan 18, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak wants Malaysia Airlines to increase its flight frequencies on the Singapore-Kuching-Singapore sector to enable more Singaporeans to visit the ... The Malaysia Star,

Missing lab assistant found alive in Kuching Jan 20, 2005
...of Universiti Malaya Sarawak (Unimas), Isa Sait, who purportedly went missing in Niah National Park for eight days was eventually found Tuesday night in Kuching ... Borneo Bulletin,

Gambling Ring Smashed Feb 13, 2005
...illegal gambling. We will continue with operations to rid Kuching of illegal gambling and other vices,� he said yesterday. He ... GamblingMagazine.com

Sarawak records 70 new child cancer cases yearly Feb 15, 2005
KUCHING: About 60 to 70 children under the age of 12 in Sarawak are diagnosed with cancer each year, Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) president Peter ... Malaysia Star,

12 Golden Holidays packages for MAS contest winners Feb 14, 2005
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, International Sports Arena (PISA) in Penang, Permata Exhibition Centre in Kuching and Sabah ... Malay Mail,

News In Brief: 16-02-2005 Feb 15, 2005
Sarawak) Sdn Bhd's joint venture company with Chiyoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been awarded a RM120 million contract to build an oil terminal in Kuching, Sarawak. ... The Edge Daily,

Countdown begins for Miri to be elevated to city status Feb 9, 2005
By George Francis. MIRI - Miri town is now all set to be elevated into a city with only 100 days to go, as Sarawak's second city after Kuching. ... Borneo Bulletin,

Warmer festive days for Sarawakians Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: People in the Kuching, Samarahan and Sibu divisions can look forward to a “warmer� Chinese New Year this year as heavy rain, which caused massive ... Malaysia Star,

No shutdowns for Chinese daily Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak’s oldest Chinese daily, See Hua Daily News, has announced that it will be in circulation all the year round, with no shutdowns even for the ... Malaysia Star,

False ‘no diesel’ signs land some in trouble Feb 1, 2005
In the latest cases, ministry officers found a petrol station owner in Kuching, Sarawak, and another in Serdang, Selangor, displaying the signs. ... New Straits Times,

New paper dogged by controversy Feb 5, 2005
NSC has given an undertaking to allocate a sum amounting to RM5 million a year, or roughly RM400,000 a month, to help the previously Kuching-based Malaysian ... Malay Mail,

Police nab eight thugs using fake pistols to collect debts Feb 5, 2005
KUCHING: Police arrested eight suspected hardcore gangsters and seized four imitation pistols in a raid on a shophouse in Jalan Sekama here on Friday. ... Malaysia Star,

Padawan aims for city status by 2010 Feb 6, 2005
The council, which was elevated to a municipality after Kuching won city status in 1988, administers a large area covering 1,442sq km. ... Malaysia Star,

Oldest Rolls Royce in Singapore to participate in Borneo Charity ... Feb 13, 2005
...of Borneo in the charity run. We will start in Kuching right up to Bandar Seri Begawan for 18 days.". The car was actually found ... Channel News Asia,

Holiday packages up for grabs Feb 14, 2005
...held at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre here, the Penang International Sports Arena, the Permata Exhibition Centre in Kuching and the ... Malaysia Star,

Police officers to keep a watchful eye over crime-prone areas Feb 1, 2005
KUCHING - Officers in charge of police stations (OCS) are required to patrol areas which have been identified as crime prone, said Kuching OCPD ACP Kassim ... Borneo Bulletin,

SNAP wants appeal heard as soon as possible Feb 13, 2005
KUCHING: The Sarawak National Party (SNAP), which appealed against its deregistration by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) more than two years ago, wants the ... Malaysia Star,

Tourism potential in Sarawak’s unique clam hunt Feb 13, 2005
KUCHING: The seasonal search for bamboo clams in Kampung Buntal, near here, has the potential to become a tourist draw in Sarawak. ... Malaysia Star,

Wild about Borneo Jan 21, 2005
...side effect of the circumstances that have brought them here – to the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 22km outside the Sarawak capital of Kuching. ... Advertiser,

River dream flows on reality tide Feb 14, 2005
The magnificent nineteenth-century red-brick warehouses of Marseilles, renovated and reused, and the revamped old Kuching waterfront in Sarawak, Malaysia, are ... Calcutta Telegraph,

Sarawakians to benefit from Rural Electricity Supply project Feb 10, 2005
KUCHING - About 40,000 people in Sarawak's central and southern zones will enjoy electricity supply when the ongoing Rural Electricity Supply (BELB) project is ... Borneo Bulletin,

The price of romance on Valentine’s Day Feb 12, 2005
Hilton Kuching also has two outlets with Valentine dinner sets. The Steakhouse is offering its five course western menu at RM111++ per person. Malay Mail,

Hi-tech zone at Sarawak border Feb 5, 2005
MIRI: The Sarawak-Indonesia border at Tebedu town near Kuching will be transformed into a huge high-tech industrial zone to manufacture electronic products. ... Malaysia Star,

ZMD/ZFOUNDRY and 1st Silicon Enter Strategic Partnership for ... Jan 17, 2005
DRESDEN, Germany & KUCHING, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2005--ZMD AG and 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. today announced ... Business Wire (press release),

Beating the tide project for villagers Jan 22, 2005
KUCHING, Sat. - For the first time this ... flooded this year.". Last year, Kuching recorded about 140cm of rainfall in January. Several low ... New Straits Times,

1st Silicon partners Germany's ZMD Jan 19, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. WAFER ... Kuching. “However, the partners plan to provide volume production in both Kuching and Dresden, Germany. ... The Malaysia Star,

1st Silicon aims to double client base Jan 21, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. ... “The existing and potential customers come from 13 countries,� he told StarBiz in Kuching on Thursday. ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak reports 12 dengue cases Jan 31, 2005
KUCHING - Twelve dengue cases have been detected in Sarawak so far this year, down 25 per cent from the same period last year, the state health department said ... Borneo Bulletin,

Brooke Dockyard awarded RM70mil Petronas Carigali contract Jan 30, 2005
BY JACK WONG IN KUCHING. PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd has awarded a RM70mil contract for the fabrication of an offshore oil field production ... Malaysia Star,

Suhakam hears familiar but pressing NCR woes in S’wak Jan 29, 2005
It was an all familiar tale a Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) road-show heard on Thursday in Serian, 60km from Kuching. ... Malaysia Kini,

1st Silicon to lower production cost Jan 21, 2005
Dr Nelson said the after having invested some US$300mil in a major expansion at the Kuching foundry in 2003 and 2004, the company was only expected to make a ... The Malaysia Star,

ZMD and 1st Silicon to develop advanced automotive technologies Jan 18, 2005
The initial development and production will be conducted at 1st Silicon's facilities in Kuching, Malaysia with a view to provide volume production in both ... Computer Business Review,

ZMD, 1st Silicon team up for automotive chips, foundry Jan 19, 2005
Initial development and production is set to be conducted at 1st Silicon's advanced process facilities in Kuching, Malaysia with volume production becoming ... Eetasia.com (subscription)

1st Silicon ties up with German firm Jan 20, 2005
The initial development and production will be conducted at 1st Silicon's advanced process facilities in Kuching, Malaysia, but the two companies plan to ... AWKnowledge (subscription),

Sarawak to boost its power supply Jan 21, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCo) is planning a second 275kV power transmission grid to increase capacity and ensure continuous supply ... The Malaysia Star,

Grand welcome for Rooster Feb 10, 2005
In Kuching, thousands of people thronged the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) open house at its headquarters in Jalan Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui. ... Malaysia Star,

Council: Give bosses grace period to settle unpaid dues Feb 11, 2005
KUCHING: Employers who have not paid the wages of their Indonesian illegal workers should be given at least a 30-day grace period to settle the unpaid dues ... Malaysia Star,

San Miguel signals it's serious about dairy in Asia-Pacific Feb 9, 2005
In Malaysia, San Miguel said that with manufacturing operations in Shah Alam and Kuching, distribution in both Malaysia and Singapore, as well as exports to ... Stuff.co.nz,

SMC to pay S$8.15M for Malaysian venture Feb 9, 2005
King’s Creameries is among the top four ice cream players in Malaysia and Singapore with manufacturing operations in Shah Alam and Kuching, a well ... ABS CBN News,

NSC Controversy: Mazlan declines comment Feb 10, 2005
...the Board, chaired by Sports Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said, had approved of an allocation of RM500,000 a month to help the previously Kuching-based paper ... Malay Mail,

Akademi Fantasia tour postponed Feb 10, 2005
Johor (March 5); Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak (March 19); Boulevard Shopping Complex, Miri, Sarawak (March 24); Stadium Negeri, Kuching, Sarawak (March 26 ... Malay Mail,

Lion dance not only reserved for the Chinese community Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING (NST) - For the past 15 years, diminutive Awang Demit Awang Amig, or 'Dumex' to his friends, would endure a punishing schedule a month before Chinese ... Borneo Bulletin,

NSC's Funding Controversy: Azalina: Agreement is being drafted Feb 8, 2005
...from Sarawak, Malaysian Today was previously circulated in East Malaysia as an English tabloid paper but relocated to Kuala Lumpur from Kuching last year. ... Malay Mail,

The proper study of mankind Feb 11, 2005
Iban first and Malaysians second? SIM KWANG YANG was DAP MP for Bandar Kuching in Sarawak 1982-1995. Since retiring in 1995, he ... Malaysia Kini,

Measles outbreak in Belaga is under control: Chan Feb 9, 2005
KUCHING - The situation in the measles-affected Penan community in Long Urun and the Sungai Asap resettlement scheme in Belaga is under control, Sarawak Deputy ... Borneo Bulletin,

Coastal mangrove forests to be gazetted as reserves Jan 25, 2005
KUCHING - Sarawak has been gazetting its coastal mangrove forests as reserves for several years now, Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Datuk ... Borneo Bulletin,

Sarong's allure unwrapped Feb 12, 2005
KUCHING: Sarawak designer Edric Ong yesterday unveiled a new collection of sarongs featuring his latest designs inspired by ethnic motifs in a colourful show ... Malaysia Star,

PRS bars alcohol at party get-togethers Feb 11, 2005
KUCHING: In a move to reduce drinking among the people here, the newly formed Parti Rakyat Sarawak, which has a large Dayak base, will not serve any liquor at ... Malaysia Star,

ZMD, 1st Silicon Partner on Automotive Jan 18, 2005
...development and production of high-voltage and mixed-signal technologies is to be conducted at 1st Silicon’s process facilities in Kuching, Malaysia, with ... Electronic News,

Chinese New Year nostalgia Jan 21, 2005
...the Chinese community in Malaysia. SIM KWANG YANG was DAP MP for Bandar Kuching in Sarawak 1982-1995. Since retiring in 1995, he ... Malaysia Kini,

WAVELENGTH: Damai Remedy the way to peace, tranquillity Jan 21, 2005
FOR battle-weary city-dwellers seeking to get away from it all, respite is just a half-hour drive away from the city of Kuching. ... New Straits Times,

San Miguel to buy ice-cream maker in Malaysia Feb 8, 2005
...cream makers in Malaysia and Singapore. The company had plants in Shah Alam and Kuching, he said. San Miguel, partly owned by Japan ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak probes typhoid report Feb 3, 2005
KUCHING: The state Health Department is investigating a press report that several villagers from a Penan settlement near Bintulu had been hospitalised for ... Malaysia Star,

Measles death toll now at 18 Feb 3, 2005
KUCHING: The Sarawak Health Department has confirmed that four more Penan children have died of measles, bringing the toll to 18. ... Malaysia Star,

100-day countdown in Miri Feb 7, 2005
Chan Hong Nam, who started the countdown yesterday, said this year would be very significant as Sarawak was expected to have its second city, after Kuching. ... Malaysia Star,

$3.8b transportation studies proposed Jan 19, 2005
Muaro-Dumai-Duri-Rantau Prapat worth some US$2.5 billion and another in Kalimantan linking Pontianak and Sambas in West Kalimantan to Kuching in Malaysia worth ... Jakarta Post,

Two Penan kids admitted They are suspected of having measles Feb 2, 2005
KUCHING: Another two Penan children with suspected measles have been admitted to the Bintulu Hospital for treatment. The two – a ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak goes after illegals despite amnesty extension Feb 1, 2005
KUCHING: The Sarawak Immigration Department rounded up 28 illegal immigrants in Lundu district as state-wide operations started early yesterday. ... Malaysia Star,

MP: Be more sensitive to Penans’ needs Feb 4, 2005
KUCHING: Outsiders such as loggers and plantation workers should be more sensitive to the needs of the 3,000-odd nomadic Penans in Belaga district, Ulu Rajang ... Malaysia Star,

200 Penans from Belaga join new party Feb 4, 2005
KUCHING: More than 200 Penans in the remote Belaga district have joined the newly-formed Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS). Party vice-president ... Malaysia Star,

Dialogue with MPs to be held on Feb 22 Feb 4, 2005
KUCHING: The discussion with all MPs on infrastructure projects under the Ninth Malaysia plan will be held on Feb 22. Works Ministry ... Malaysia Star,

Go for mediation, says Gani Jan 29, 2005
...in the State. Currently, there are four High Court judges in the State - two in Kuching and one each in Miri and Sibu. "At the end ... New Straits Times,

TSUNAMI - ONE MONTH LATER: More donations on eve of deadline Jan 25, 2005
In Kuching, staff and suppliers of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) donated RM45,581.04. The donation was handed over by CMSB corporate ... New Straits Times,

Brunei Relief Workers Return From Successful Mercy Mission Feb 4, 2005
...an overnight stay. They finally flew to Kuching from Batam, their last stop, before arriving in Brunei. Meanwhile, Radio Television ... Bru Direct,

ATHELTICS: Get your priorities right, NSC Feb 6, 2005
Sunday Mail reported that NSC had given an undertaking to help the previously Kuching-based Malaysian Today relaunch their nationwide edition with a subsidy of ... Malay Mail,

50 sen increase in price of dressed chicken Jan 31, 2005
KUCHING - The price of dressed chicken will increase by 50 sen per kg in the state from Tuesday, the Sarawak branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs ... Borneo Bulletin,

Taxmen hope to collect 10% more Feb 3, 2005
KUCHING: The Sarawak Inland Revenue Department hopes to collect RM2.25bil this year or 10% more than last year’s RM2.02bil, said its director, Abdul Rahim ... Malaysia Star,

Sarawak’s Lambir park to reopen next week Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: The popular Lambir National Park in northern Sarawak, which suffered extensive damage in a recent landslide as well as floods, will be reopened to ... Malaysia Star,

New hotspot in Duta-Segambut enclave Feb 6, 2005
...from Taman SPPK Segambut are many apartments for civil servants and the Sri Putramas condominiums that are served by wider roads leading to Jalan Kuching. ... Malaysia Star,

Lie detectors for disciplinary cases Feb 8, 2005
KUCHING: The 1st Regiment of the Royal Military Police Corps based here will be the first army unit in Sabah and Sarawak to introduce the use of lie detector ... Malaysia Star,

Dismissed for missing PMR target Feb 4, 2005
This is followed by MRSM Kuala Lipis (55), Grik (45), Batu Pahat (40), Kota Kinabalu (36), Transkrian Penang (36), Muadzam Shah (30), Kuching (28), Pasir ... New Straits Times,

ASIA: San Miguel to buy into Malaysian ice cream business Feb 8, 2005
With manufacturing operations in Shah Alam and Kuching, distribution in both Malaysia and Singapore, as well as exports to neighbouring countries, King’s ... just-food.com,

Virus not a new strain, says Chan Jan 25, 2005
KUCHING: Tests on samples of the measles that killed 14 Penans revealed that the virus was a known strain, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said ... The Malaysia Star,

Petronas raises diesel quota to Sarawak kiosks Jan 20, 2005
...million litres. This town is the urban centre with the second largest monthly diesel consumption in Sarawak after Kuching. About ... The Malaysia Star,

Sarawak wants fuel issue solved Jan 18, 2005
In Kuching, state Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh said the state government wanted the prices of subsidised and retail diesel to be ... The Malaysia Star,

MP regrets deaths of 14 Penans from measles Jan 26, 2005
...authorities were still investigating the case as the boy had been vaccinated against measles, he told reporters at his office in Kuching yesterday after ... The Malaysia Star,

Measles deaths a ‘wake-up call’ Jan 27, 2005
Long Telapi. “Their condition is stable,� he told reporters at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Kuching yesterday. Dr Chan ... Malaysia Star,

Aidiladha, a day of prayer and sacrifice for Muslims Jan 21, 2005
In Kuching, Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng attended prayers at Masjid Jamek in Petra Jaya together with about 3,000 ... The Malaysia Star,

MCA and SUPP Youth wings to help students further studies Jan 23, 2005
KUCHING: The MCA Youth is collaborating with Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) on a project dealing with higher education. ... The Malaysia Star,