17-Jan-2018 - The Borneo Post - Miri News Digest

1/17/2018: HOME: Two schools in Tinjar closed due to flood
MIRI: The rising floodwaters forced two schools in Tinjar, namely SK Kuala Bok and SK Sungai Bong, to be closed for two consecutive days since Monday. The schools were forced to close after the ground floor of the twostorey buildings was inundated… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Kosem99 to embark on hydroponic planting of vegetables, fruits
MIRI: The newly set-up Koperasi Semangat Sembilan- Sembilan Miri Berhad ( Kosem99) will position Miri as an important organic tourism centre to boost the tourism industry here, being the northern gateway to Sarawak. Kosem99 secretary, Mohamad Amin… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: MAHB praised for free WiFi, charging pods at Miri Airport
MIRI: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has been praised for introducing free WiFi and charging pods at the Miri Airport departure hall. Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon said the facilities are vital for travellers and tourists. “DAP (… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Licensed hotels in Miri face stiff competition
MIRI: The hotel industry here is facing a rough time, especially with the Visit Miri Year campaign this year; that is the competition between licensed and unlicensed hotels, budget hotels as well as homestays offered through Airbnb. While there are… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Huge challenge for MCC to maintain cleanliness of long beaches, admits Dr Ting
MIRI: The debris which wash ashore at some of the long sandy beach areas in this resort city pose a huge challenge for Miri City Council ( MCC) to maintain the cleanliness of the beaches which are popular tourist attractions. According to Pujut… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: DSP Sofian Abu Bakar assumes post of Meradong police chief
BINTANGOR: Former Padawan CID chief DSP Sofian Abu Bakar assumed the post of Meradong police chief yesterday. Sofian took over from Inspector Swandi Brahim, who was acting Meradong OCPD following the appointment of Supt Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salim as Miri… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: 114 Border Regiment recruits complete 17-week rifleman course
MIRI: A total of 114 recruits from three battalions of the Border Regiment have completed a 17-week rifleman course at the National Service Training Programme Camp at Sungai Rait, near here yesterday. The recruits, from battalions 6 to 8, had… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: ‘File complaints on parking compounds via proper channel’
MIRI: Members of the public who have any issue with or are dissatisfied with parking compounds issued by Miri City Council ( MCC) are encouraged to file their complaints through the proper channel. In an official joint statement released yesterday,… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: LAKMN organises clean-up of Sg Baong Muslim cemetery
MIRI: Miri Malay Welfare Trust Board ( LAKMM) is inviting all Muslims here to come together for a ‘gotong-royong’(work party) to clean the Sungai Baong Muslim cemetery area this Saturday, Jan 20 from 7am. According to a statement from LAKMM, this is… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Damaged hiking trail at Canada Hill poses danger to hikers
MIRI: The persistent rain has causedmuchdamagetotherunning trail at Canada Hill, posing danger to hikers frequenting the trail. According to Bulatan Park Runners Club chairman Tang Swee Ming, Canada Hill is the most visited hiking venue here, and is… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Bodybuilding association to hold BGM
MIRI: The Miri Bodybuilding Association will hold its Biennial General Meeting ( BGM) at the Miri Indoor Stadium on Jan 28. Chairlady Jamilah Ibrahim called on all registered members to attend the BGM to elect a new committee. “Please come in full… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Fajar college holds all-youcan-eat durian feast
MIRI: Fajar International College held an all-you- can- eat durian feast on Monday at its student lounge. Held by the Student Council together with the Student Affairs Department, the event aimed to raise funds for the council. Students and staff… (read more)

1/17/2018: HOME: Inaugural CNY Lucky Run 2018 receives overwhelming response
MIRI: Over 600 participants are expected at the CNY Lucky Run 2018 which will be held on Feb 10 at Gong Xi Bazaar from 6.30pm. According to its organising chairman Johnson Wee, the number has exceeded their target of 500 people. “The CNY Gong Xi… (read more)