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

10/11/2017: HOME: Foreign woman jailed for drug use
MIRI: A magistrate’s court here yesterday sentenced an Indonesian woman to four months in jail after finding her guilty of drug abuse. Magistrate Zuraini Ali Musa meted out the sentence on Jasmin Sahai, 28, from Kalimantan under Section 15(1)(a) of… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: SUPP calls on S’wakians to oppose Hudud law
MIRI: SUPP wants Sarawakians to be united in saying ‘no’ to the introduction of Hudud law in the country. The call was made by SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting Chew Yew following news that Umno was seeking common ground with PAS on the… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: ‘Guidelines on endangered species already in place’
MIRI: All guidelines, conservation and management plans to protect endangered species of marine life including sharks are already in place. Marine Fisheries Department director Belayong Nyuak, who stated this, said the federal Ministry of Agriculture… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: ‘New approaches needed for long-term, sustainable urban devt’
MIRI: New approaches for long-term and sustainable urban development and natural resources are necessary in Sarawak. The recent changing and rebranding of the state’s Ministry of Resource Planning and Environment to the Ministry of Urban Development… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: PNR launches ‘Bring Back the Rainforest’ project
MIRI: Piasau Nature Reserve ( PNR), the first community driven nature reserve in Sarawak, achieved another first with the implementation of the ‘Bring Back the Rainforest’ ( BBtRF) Project. According to Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) chief… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: SMK St Columba boosts students’ concentration with food
MIRI: One secondary school here is not leaving anything to chance by ensuring its students sitting for the Form 3 exam would be fi ring on all cylinders with refreshments provided by the Parent-Teacher Association throughout the examination… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: Oncologist shares insight on nose cancer
MIRI: Those who love to eat salted fish as part of their daily food intake should start to worry as it is a possible cause of nasopharyngeal cancer ( NPC), commonly known as ‘nose cancer’. Senior consultant and medical oncologist Dr Zee Ying Kiat said… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: ‘Victims of unscrupulous car-repair workshops can file claim with consumer tribunal’
MIRI: Vehicle owners can and should exercise their rights if they are tricked by workshop operators who repair their vehicles using spare parts which are either not genuine or secondhand. Social activist Wan Zain Syed Mohdzar said vehicle owners have… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: Plans underway to address drainage, flash flood problems in Sibuti, assures MP
MIRI: Plans are underway to improve the drainage across Sibuti, especially the flood-prone areas there. According to Sibuti MP Datuk Ahmad Lai Bujang, these plans would also include flood mitigation projects for his parliamentary… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: 11 couples make it official at registration of marriages
MIRI: Eleven couples tied the knot yesterday at a registration of marriages (ROM) mass ceremony organised by Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI). The ceremony attended by the couples’ family membersandfriends was witnessed by two of… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: Boulevard Hypermarket introduces Alipay for China tourists, students, expatriates
MIRI: Mobile and online payment is getting popular and Boulevard Hypermarket has taken the initiative to introduce Alipay. Customers only need to use their smartphones instead of their wallets to pay for their purchases. At the press conference… (read more)

10/11/2017: HOME: Borneo Auto-Fest 2017 showcases 500 vehicles from all across Borneo
MIRI: This year’s Borneo Auto-Fest gathered automotive enthusiasts from here, Limbang, Bintulu, Labuan, Sabah and Brunei at Miri Stadium last weekend, which showcased 500 vehicles of various brands and capacity. According to Miri Auto Event president… (read more)