17-Sep-2017 - The Borneo Post - Miri News Digest

9/17/2017: HOME: Two dead in suspected hit-and-run, driver sought
MIRI: Police are looking for the driver of a single cab Toyota Hilux believed to have fled the scene after ramming a motorcyclist in Batu Niah here at midnight yesterday. Both the rider and pillion rider were killed in the around 12.15am… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Drug addict brothers nabbed for suspected bike theft
MIRI: Police yesterday arrested two brothers for suspected involvement in motorcycle theft here in Miri. The suspects, aged 34 and 27, were arrested around 8am in an empty house at Kampong Lereng Bukit under Ops Lejang/Pintu led by Inspector Nasrul… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: MCC receives 19 complaints on its services
MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) received a total of 19 complaints from the public regarding the council’s various services during its meet-the-people session at Krokop Lorong 5 Market recently. An MCC spokesperson said the complaints were filed for the… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Appreciate peace, harmony we are enjoying — Rep
MIRI: The younger people in Baram are reminded to appreciate and value the peace and harmony they have been enjoying until today. Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said life in the past was hard and thus a decision was made by past leaders to unite… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Car wash proposal to solve a dusty problem
MIRI: Democratic Action Party (DAP) here wants Miri City Council (MCC) to come out with a solution to the dusty situation at Jalan Krokop Utama. Pujut Assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon said the the situation was a health hazard as the site was close to… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: 60 take part in M’sia Day Hornbill Walk
MIRI: This year’s Malaysia Day which was celebrated yesterday was a special day not only for Malaysians in the whole country, but also to the people of Miri who used to take part in the Hornbill Walk at Piasau Nature Reserve. The Hornbill Walk is held… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: SMK Riam team wins this year’s Local Content competition
MIRI: Riam C – a team of four students from SMK Riam who researched and presented their findings on “Tikar Bemban” – the cultural aspects and its status has won this year’s Local Content competition. The result of the three-month long competition… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Form laughter club to develop comedians – Lee
MIRI: Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin has thrown a challenge to Parkcity Everly Hotel general manager Andrew Peter Law to form a laughter club in Miri. Lee pointed out that with the establishment of the laughter… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: ACCCIS hopes to work with govt to address economic issues
MIRI: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Sarawak government in addressing some issues relating to the state’s economy. Leading a delegation on a courtesy visit on Chief… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: RTs urged to hold more meaningful activities
MIRI: Neighbourhood Committees (RT) are encouraged to conduct more social gatherings to draw people from the villages to their events. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin said social gatherings are needed to renew… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Buddhist society temple to be Miri’s new tourist draw
MIRI: Miri Buddhist Meditation Society is set to build a RM30 million temple on top of Canada Hill, which could become the city’s next tourist attraction. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who officiated at the start… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: SMK Lopeng Tengah banking on Instagram to win Toyota Eco Youth 2017 Challenge
MIRI: SMK Lopeng Tengah is counting on Instagram to help it win the national-level Toyota Eco Youth 2017 Challenge. At present, it is leading on that social media platform in terms of followings. SMK Lopeng Tengah principal Ng Cheng Soo said her… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Vital for youngsters to truly understand history of Sept 16, says MP
MIRI: It cannot be stressed enough how vital it is for the younger generation to understand and appreciate Malaysia Day, and to imbibe a strong sense of patriotism for their homeland. In highlighting this, Sibuti MP Datuk Ahmad Lai Bujang said the… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Turning trash to cash to improve literacy rate
MIRI: The Leo Club of Riam Road Secondary School (RRSS), a progressive Chinese independent school continues its exemplary deed of turning trash to cash to support Malaysia’s and global effort in conserving the environment while increasing the literacy… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: ‘Health the way to better service delivery’
MIRI: A healthy mind and body are crucial for efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, civil servants were told. Miri Resident Sherina Hussaini gave this reminder when advising around 150 civil servants from various departments and agencies… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Curtin Malaysia to hold career fair Oct 5-6
MIRI: Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) will hold its Curtin Career Fair 2017 on Oct 5 and 6 where representatives of leading employers nationwide and in a variety of industries will be present to showcase their companies and career… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Special moments on top of Mt Kinabalu
CONQUERING Mt Kinabalu together was not part of Karen Ping Paren and hubby Desmond Ong’s dream list when they tied the knot on Sept 9, 2006. Both from Miri had climbed Malaysia’s highest mountain in Sabah before but not as a couple – until National… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Running for a noble cause
YOU need not be a regular jogger to join Run for Love 2017. Taking part with a sincere heart to help raise funds for restorative care to the ailing will suffice. This message has gotten across loud and clear to Mirians. Since registration for the… (read more)

9/17/2017: SOCIETY: SUPP Senadin donates chairs to Tudan polyclinic
MIRI: Sarawak United People Party (SUPP) Senadin branch recently donated some 80 chairs to Tudan polyclinic here. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin presented the chairs to Family Medical Expert Dr. Maurice Steve Utap… (read more)

9/17/2017: SOCIETY: MRC Miri to plant 1,000 trees in 2017
MIRI: Malaysia Red Crescent (MRC) Miri Chapter is targeting to plant 1,000 trees in the city by the end of this year. This is part of the effort to reach the target of 50,000 trees planted by MRC statewide. According to the first vicechairman of the… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: Former headmaster recalls tensions of the Confrontation
MIRI: In 1963, prior to the formation of Malaysia on Sept 16, and until August 1966, Sarawak and Sabah – then North Borneo, faced an undeclared war known as the Confrontation, which stemmed from Indonesia’s opposition to the formation of the new… (read more)

9/17/2017: HOME: 25 less privileged rural students recipients of Merdeka Cheer
MIRI: Twenty five less privileged rural students from Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang benefitted from a recent Merdeka Cheer (Happiness) joint project organised by four clubs in Miri. The clubs were Leo clubs of Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang and… (read more)