Category Archives: Local Stories

Three Prime Ministers, Two MPs can resolved SMK Ulu Balingian water crisis

Over the last 33-years Malaysia already have three different Prime Ministers – Dr Mahathir, Abdullah Badawi and currently Najib Tun Razak.

Within the same period Selangau parliamentary seat had been represented by two different parties – Joseph Mauh Ikeh (BN/Independent) and currently Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun (BN).

Yet, none of them succeeded in resolving the water crisis affecting some 300 boarders at SMK Ulu Balingian. Continue reading Three Prime Ministers, Two MPs can resolved SMK Ulu Balingian water crisis

Thief stole lorry loaded with cargo, only for two boxes maggie mee

A thief drove away with a lorry parked near a supermarket at Assyakirin commercial center (or Medan Raya) yesterday.

It was loaded with tons foodstuff – boxes of maggie mee, tin chocolate and other groceries – basically enough to sustain a typical household for months.

The distraught lorry owner quickly lodged a police report of the missing lorry and at the same time requested help from social media users, frantically urging people to quickly called them for information on the lorry whereabout.

Well, to his relieved, the lorry was later found. Even more surprising was the fact that its cargo was largely untouched except for two boxes of maggie mee.

The lorry was found at Nyigu road.

The stolen lorry was loaded with cargo of foodstuffs – including instant noodle – maggie mee.

On the same day, he also stole a pick-up truck at Kampung Baru.

Supt. Zailanni told Harian Metro, three shots were fired at the fleeing pick-up truck near Kidurong traffic light forcing the the suspect to lost control of the vehicle before it went to a halt.

The suspect was an auto mechanic at a workshop in Bintulu was immediately arrested.

The thief eventually give in to police chase after shots were fired.

Another Sarawakian facing possible death sentence in Singapore

A Sarawakian who had been on the run for over six years following his involvement in the 2010 deadly Kallang slashings has finally been arrested.

Donny Meluda is the final member of a gang of four – that went on a robbery spree, severely injuring three victims and killing a fourth man – to be caught. His accomplices had been arrested and dealt with. Continue reading Another Sarawakian facing possible death sentence in Singapore

Sarawak constituencies given RM25mil per term development funding says CM

State elected representatives (ADUN) in Sarawak have been given an annual allocation of RM5million development budget said Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari.

“If projects are still not done, the YBs will be replaced.

“We have given you the money, it is your fault if the projects are not done.

“If you’re not creative, we change you. Continue reading Sarawak constituencies given RM25mil per term development funding says CM

Son of Bintulu teenage mother recovering well after treatment

The son of a young mother admitted to Bintulu hospital in the middle of February after suffering from severe diaper rash has shown remarkable recovery.

Francis Ngu of Extrameal Bintulu – a non-profit initiative in Bintulu made a follow up on the progress of cute little Alexander, who are still at Bintulu Hospital. Continue reading Son of Bintulu teenage mother recovering well after treatment

Second day of SAR operation for missing SK Nanga Telawan teacher

No sign of SK Telawan teacher whose boat was capsized after ran into floating log along Rejang River.

The search and rescue (SAR) operation involving several agencies, Fire & Rescue Dept, Education Dept., Sarawak River Board and local communities had yet to found the missing teacher yesterday.

The victim Micheal Usat Ewang, 59 is hailed from Punan Ba, a village about a one-hour long boat ride downriver from where he was last seen alive. Continue reading Second day of SAR operation for missing SK Nanga Telawan teacher

Is our road guardrails of sub-standard, constructed not to standard?

The guardrails along our roads are something we expected to save people’s lives.

These galvanized guardrails (if they are not sub-standard) are constructed from high-strength 12-gauge (Class A) and 10-gauge (Class B) galvanized steel for effective impact absorption.

The most common highway guardrail we have seen in Bintulu and elsewhere in the country is the galvanized W-Beam, which are longitudinal highway barriers designed to reduce the severity of run-off-road (ROR) collisions.

A guardrail piece through a car in an incident in Mukah yesterday. (Facebook)

They are advertised to be super strong as every component of W-beam guardrails, from the mounting hard to the wooden blackouts, subjected to numerous full-scale crash tests to determine the optimal construction method for reducing injuries.

But looking at the pictures of this incident in Mukah, assuming the driver was driving within the Sarawak speed limit of less than 90km, the guardrail could have been able to absorb the impact of the accident.

But it was not. Instead, its pieces through the windscreen and went out of the back screen. The driver believed to have suffered some injuries.

Are guardrails along our road of sub-standard or constructed not to standard?

A guardrail piece through a car in an incident in Mukah yesterday. (Facebook)

Bintulu parent posted photo of son allegedly slapped by his teacher

Bintulu District Education Office (or PPD) is reportedly investigating a case involving a teacher in the district allegedly hurting a pupil.

Bintulu PPD deputy officer Fred Entau told a local daily they are investigating the case.

“For the time being, I can’t say anything about it. We have to carry out the investigation first and verify this case with the school,” he told The Borneo Post.

The case went viral after the father posted a photo of his son, with a red stain on his shirt (allegedly blood stain) after being slapped by his teacher.

Screenshot of the post made by the parent alleging his son was slapped by his teacher till bleed.

The post has seen being shared more than 200 times at the time of writing on Facebook.

A Facebook user by the name of Rudy Aboll Acai, claiming to be the school Parent-Teacher Assosciation (PTA) chairman, posted on local newsgroup Bintulu New, that the case had been resolved after meeting “with the police, parent and the teacher involved”.

However, it is understood that Bintulu District Education Office has not officially received any a report on the matter.

Rudy Aboll Acai also informed that a PTA meeting, likely discussing the matter will be held today Feb 25, at the school.

Screenshot of Rudy Aboll Acai post pleading Facebook users not to viral the case