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CM announces RM250mil for bridge linking Kampung Jepak – Bintulu town center

We had read the news of the proposed bridge linking Kampung Jepak to Bintulu town center since Tun Taib was still the Chief Minister few years ago.

Then, we were told a railway would also be built to link Tanjong Manis to Bintulu as part of the SCORE development plans for the coastal regions.

Perhaps, the railway part is nothing more than a paper proposal, but the bridge linking Jepak to Bintulu town center probably will be materialized.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari announced RM250 million allocation for the new bridge after the chairing Bintulu Development Authority’s board meeting yesterday, according to BDA General Manager Pn Rodziah Morshidi.

However, we will have to wait for State Planning Unit and Public Works Department to divulge details of the proposed bridge.

The RM250 million allocation is from State coffer.

Destroying 853,776 liters of beer is not easy watch

Malaysia Royal Customs Department announced today of a massive coup against smugglers.

Assistant Director of Enforcement (Enforcement) Datuk Paddy Abd Halim, said the seizure at Port Sepanggar was the largest in Sabah this year and worth a whooping RM2.5 million.

Among the contraband confiscated from the 62 containers were some 853,776 liters of beers, or 2,405,800 cans of beers! Continue reading Destroying 853,776 liters of beer is not easy watch

Don’t call Bakun Resettlement Sungai Asap please

Do you know that the folks of Sungai Asap resettlement scheme hate the name ‘Sungai Asap’.

According to them, the name is synonymous with misfortune, bad lucks and misery. It might sound a little superstitious.

But, over the last few years, one after another the longhouses build by the government about 20-years ago were destroyed in the fire. Continue reading Don’t call Bakun Resettlement Sungai Asap please

Man went amok at Digi outlet over RM4 daily deduction

A man who vandalized Digi Telecommunication service centers in Sibu yesterday had been remanded for three days to facilitate investigations into the case.

The suspect who works at a local nightspot is remanded under Section 506 and Section 427 of the Penal Code, for committing criminal intimidation and arson.

The remand order issued by Sibu Magistrate Saiful Sayoti today, reports Berita Harian.

CCTV recordings of the incidents circulating online show a man rushed out from a four wheel-drive and started smashing the telco outlet glass wall, displays table. Continue reading Man went amok at Digi outlet over RM4 daily deduction

Five Sarawak major hospitals fees increase up to 50 percent

Five government hospitals in Sarawak, including Bintulu Hospital, have marked up the fees for first class and second class treatment by 50 and 25 percent respectively.

The increase came into effect on Feb 1, following amendment to Fees (Medical) Order 1982 will affect patients seeking treatment at Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, Sibu Hospital, Miri Hospital, Sarikei Hospital and Bintulu Hospital. Continue reading Five Sarawak major hospitals fees increase up to 50 percent

10 Interesting facts about Bintulu Hospital

There are a lot of complaints about the services provided by Bintulu Hospital, no doubt about that. But, as a matter of fact – doctors and nurses in the country are overworked, underpaid professionals – including those in Bintulu.

Thus, annually thousand of our qualified nurses quit their job, seeking employment abroad due to better pay, perks and a less stressful working environment. Continue reading 10 Interesting facts about Bintulu Hospital

Longhouse folk slashed guest after he refused to eat monitor lizard dish

A 40-year-old man was slashed with a machete after he refused to eat – some exotic dish during a meal.

Miri deputy police chief Supt Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed the incident to Harian Metro, saying the host become livid after the victim refused to eat the special meal – a monitor lizard dish. Continue reading Longhouse folk slashed guest after he refused to eat monitor lizard dish

Corruption Involving civil servants worst today than during Abdullah, Mahathir times

Corruption involving civil servant is worse today than a decade ago admits Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Its Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki said that, personally, he thought it was due to various factors.

Datuk Azam Baki believed that as the country become more developed, economically, so thus opportunities for corruption.

“When someone who has the power and opportunity, they could easily lure into corruption and abuse of power,” he said, reports Harian Metro, a national daily.