13-Aug-2017 - The Borneo Post - Miri News Digest

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8/13/2017: FRONT PAGE: Community leaders prefer Resident Office to manage them
MIRI: Iban community leaders here welcome the suggestion that longhouse chiefs and community leaders in the state be managed by the Resident Office and not by the people’s representatives. Pemanca Wilson Siang said it would be better if they were… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: MMEA detains 38 Vietnamese fishermen, 6 tonnes of catch seized
MIRI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) District 13 (DM13) detained 38 Vietnamese nationals and seized six tonnes of marine catch, valued at RM60,000 in waters off here on Wednesday. MMEA DM13 director Capt Mohamad Fauzi Othman said the… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Crystals found in couple’s possession suspected to be Syabu
MIRI: Police detained a couple yesterday morning for suspected involvement in drug abuse at a shop house in Sepupok, Batu Niah here. Both suspects who are Indonesians, 23, were detained around 6.40am. “Police found four transparent plastic packets… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Teacher shocked to find snake inside rubbish bin
MIRI: A 37-year-old teacher at Sri Mawar School near Piasau Jaya here was shocked to see a snake inside a rubbish bin at the school. According to her, she did not suspect anything when she went out to throw rubbish around 9am on Wednesday. “Then, I… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Over 80 ministry officials attend 3-day meeting
MIRI: Over 80 officials from various agencies and departments under the Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resource have completed a three-day meeting (laboratory) here yesterday. The ministry’s permanent secretary Wan Liz Ozman Wan Omar… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Give your best for VMY 2018, tourism stakeholders urged
MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) is ready to make Visit Miri Year (VMY) 2018 a grand showcase for the resort city. Mayor Adam Yii wants all local tourism stakeholders to give their best in order to ensure the goal set for VMY 2018 is met. Yii pointed… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Pupils, teachers attend fire-safety talk, demo
MIRI: Seventy-two pupils and teachers of SK Pendidikan Khas here attended a fire safety talk to make them aware of the dangers of fires and ways to control them last Friday. The talk was presented by Lopeng Fire and Rescue Station personnel led by… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: MCC and local developer planning Visit Miri Year 2018 countdown
MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) and local developer Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd are to jointly organise the year-end countdown celebration to usher in 2018. Miri mayor Adam Yii said the countdown celebration will also be an event to kick off the Visit… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Career fair in Bekenu, Niah Aug 19, job seekers take note
MIRI: Job seekers, especially those in Bekenu and Niah, are invited to explore the Career Fair 2017 which will be held at Bekenu community hall on Aug 19. The event which is organised by the Manpower Department will take place from 8am to 5pm. A… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Church to hold fund-raising food fair at New Creation Family Centre
MIRI: Cornerstone Community Church here will hold a food fair from 9am to 3pm on Aug 31 at New Creation Family Centre in Lot 1788, Jalan Riam. The food fair will offer various food and drinks and second-hand books, among others, and those who wish to… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: Some 3,000 expected at PKR Miri dinner this Sept 23
MIRI: Some 3,000 people are expected to attend Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s ‘Pink Diamond Dinner’ at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club here this Sept 23. Miri MP Dr Michael Teo, who is also PKR Miri chairman, is the organising chairman for the… (read more)

8/13/2017: HOME: SMK Pujut PTA urges public to support its fundraising joggerthon on Aug 19
MIRI: The parent-teacher association (PTA) of SMK Pujut in Senadin, Miri is inviting members of the public to support and also take part in its fundraising joggerthon on Saturday, Aug 19. A spokesperson for the organiser said the public can take part… (read more)

8/13/2017: SOCIETY: Renowned Muslim speaker to deliver talk at Masjid At-Taqwa on Aug 18
MIRI: Miri Islamic Affairs Department, in collaboration with Masjid At-Taqwa Miri management committee, will hold a religious talk at the mosque this Friday (Aug 18). The ‘Ceramah Perdana’ will be facilitated by Datuk Badli Shah Alaudin – a renowned… (read more)

8/13/2017: SOCIETY: SMK Chung Hua Miri to hold food sale on Sept 9
MIRI: SMK Chung Hua Miri will hold a charity food sale on Sept 9 at the school compound from 7am. Tickets are now available from the school office or students. In a press release yesterday, principal Wong King Kui said the annual event involves… (read more)

8/13/2017: SPORT: Remang Golf Challenge on Aug 19
MIRI: Remang Offshore Supplies Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Miri Golf Club (KGM) will be organising the Remang Golf Challenge Trophy 2017 on Aug 19 (Saturday). According to its spokesperson, over120 golfers have registered. Entry fee is RM50 while… (read more)