07-Oct-2017 - The Borneo Post - Miri News Digest

10/7/2017: HOME: Four students to represent S’wak to national level Nilam Award
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Four champions for four categories of the state level ‘Nadi Ilmu Amalan Membaca’ ( NILAM) Award 2017 will represent Sarawak to the national level NILAM Award in April 2018. Sim Li Yan from SK St Joseph, Miri was adjudged champion in… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Strive for educational excellence, Telang Usan rep urges rural students
MIRI: The progress of a nation is dependent on the educational development of her people, said Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau. “Hence, our leaders have always stressed on the importance for especially the younger generation to always strive for… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Curtin hosts WWF-Malaysia YESCP awareness talk
MIRI: Curtin University, Malaysia ( Curtin Malaysia) recently hosted a Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Consumption and Production ( YESCP) awareness talk by World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia ( WWF-Malaysia) for its students at its campus here. The… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: ICU DG assures federal’s commitment to improve facilities
MIRI: The federal government is very committed to improving and upgrading infrastructure in Sarawak and Sabah as requested by their leaders. The Implementation Coordination Unit ( ICU) director- general Tan Sri Ahmad Zaki Ansore Mohd Yusof gave this… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Work towards solving frequent flash floods affecting Miri Tua Pek Kong Temple, local authorities told
MIRI: Miri City Council ( MCC) and the state Drainage and Irrigation Department ( DID) have to come up with an effective solution to address the drainage problem at the oldest Chinese temple in the city, the Tua Pek Kong Temple. Assistant Minister of… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Miri ideal location for music festivals – Lee
MIRI: Miri is an ideal location to hold music festivals, said Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin. He said music festivals offer great opportunities for sustainable tourism development here. “For tourism to do well in a… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Early detection of breast cancer crucial to save lives — Dr Zulkifli
MIRI: How often do you selfcheck your breasts, as an early precautionary action against breast cancer? How much do you know about the symptoms of breast cancer? Who are at risk and how to deal with it? According to Miri Hospital head of Surgical… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Miri Hospital holds Breast Cancer Awareness programmes
MIRI: Miri Hospital is holding various programmes in conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, October, to reach out to the members of the public. On Oct 7 (today), several dozen participants will be taking part in the Picktober Charity Bowling… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Extremists not welcome in Sarawak — Kim Shin
MIRI: Extremists with an agenda to disrupt harmony and stability in Sarawak are not welcome in the state, said Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin. He said the unity among Sarawakians will not be shaken, but instead… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Curtin Malaysia’s PhD student wins Young Researcher Award
MIRI: PhD student Lee Mok Siang of Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) did his varsity proud by winning a Young Researcher Award at the recent International Conference on Innovative Research in Science, Technology and Management ( ICIRSTM… (read more)

10/7/2017: HOME: Come join fitness dance party at Permy Mall on Sunday
MIRI: Members of the public are invited to a fitness dance party with Evolution Fitness Permyjaya Club in conjunction with Octo Fest this Sunday (Oct 8) at Permy Mall. Evolution Fitness president Zurainah Manjawi said the activity, themed ‘Say No to… (read more)

10/7/2017: SPORT: Divisional-level National Sports Day targets 10,000 participants
MIRI: Some 10,000 people are expected to participate in the Miri Divisional-level National Sports Day at Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara ( IKBN) Miri on Oct 14. According to Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini, the targeted groups are families, children,… (read more)

10/7/2017: BUSINESS: Explore content devt, local ICT vendors encouraged
MIRI: All information and communications technology ( ICT) vendors should strive to expand their horizons by becoming content developers. According to Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, such a move is advantageous in… (read more)