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

6/17/2018: HOME: Alan Ling re-elected DAP Piasau chairman
MIRI: Alan Ling was re-elected Democratic Action Party (DAP) Piasau chairman during the branch’s annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday. Also on the committee are vice-chairman Tan Huong Ing, secretary Peter Hee, assistant secretary Ting Huat Liang,… (read more)

6/17/2018: HOME: Orang Ulu urged to help poor students get good education
MIRI: The Orang Ulu women group here is called to set up a platform to help their community, particularly students from poor families to ensure they obtain good education. The call was made by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau during a Gawai Dayak… (read more)

6/17/2018: HOME: Dennis: Less fortunate need more help from individuals and corporate sector
MIRI: Individuals and the corporate sector have been called on to do more to help the less fortunate. Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said it is impossible for the government and welfare organisations to work without support. “The government and… (read more)

6/17/2018: SOCIETY: SMK Lutong wins #MyGeekMovement
MIRI: Never in the mind of Team SMK Lutong had they imagined that they would emerge champion of the inaugural #MyGeekMovement Malaysia National 2018. SMK Lutong, with their dust detector prototype, has won the judges’ hearts, beating competitors from… (read more)

6/17/2018: SOCIETY: NSJA to hold Gawai-Raya dinner
MIRI: Northern Sarawak Journalists Association (NSJA) will hold a Gawai-Raya dinner cum education incentive presentation on June 27 at Mega Hotel from 6.30pm. “The theme is ‘Gawai and Raya Festival’ and the dress code is traditional Malaysian… (read more)

Borneo Post reporter Zaheera Johari (standing second left) receives friends and colleagues at her open house in Luak on the first day of Hari Raya. Many Muslims in Miri celebrate Hari Raya on a moderate scale this year. (read more)

6/17/2018: SOCIETY: Diversifying zhongzi for the health conscious
MIRI: A zhongzi maker here has decided to give the rice dumpling a healthy makeover for the Duanwu Jie or Dragon Boat Festival tomorrow. Sin Yean Yean said traditional zhongzi recipes use glutinous rice. “In these modern times, people are getting… (read more)

6/17/2018: SOCIETY: Batu Niah set to produce guarana
MIRI: Ritz Borneo Guarana Plantation Sdn Bhd, Miri is set to make Batu Niah part of Malaysia’s guarana producing areas to become the largest producer of guarana in Asia and and first producer of guarana flour in the world. Guarana is used in the… (read more)