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

8/19/2017: HOME: Police collar two suspected motorcycle thieves
MIRI: Pol ice arrested two suspected motorcycle thieves along Jalan Tanjung Batu 2, Kampung Pujut Tanjung Batu here on Thursday. Both suspects, aged 22 and 26, are locals. Acting on tip- off, anti- crime patrol members went to the site and… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Three injured in car-trailer crash
MIRI: Three men sustained injuries af ter their car was involved in a collision with a trailer at Miri- Bintulu Road early yesterday. Following a call received at 4.15am, three Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel rushed to the scene. “Upon arrival,… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Raids on two shops net 119 illegal DVDs, two held
MIRI: A total of 57 i l legal DVDs were seized from a shop at Jalan Bendahara by a team from the police’s Commercial Crime Investigation Division on Thursday. The case is being investigated under Section 6 ( 2) ( a) of the Film Censorship Act 2 0 02… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Deploy sufficient manpower at Miri Airport, MAS told
KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil has called on Malaysia Airlines to deploy sufficient manpower to manage its operation at Miri Airport. According to him, he was irritated and disappointed with MAS services at… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: RM650,000 allocated to rehabilitate rivers in Sibuti
MIRI: A total of RM650,000 has been allocated for projects to rehabilitate rivers in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency as part of flood mitigation work. Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai Bujang, who handed over the allocation to 130 village security and… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Trial of accused in Bill’s murder postponed
MIRI: The High Court here yesterday postponed the trial for the prime accused Mohamad Fitri Pauzi to ent er his defence on the charge of murdering social land activist Bill Kayong on June 21 last year. High Court Judge Ravinthran N Paramaguru said the… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Non-guilty plea to transporting cigarettes with unpaid taxes
MIRI: A lorry driver yesterday pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court to charges of transporting cigarettes with unpaid taxes worth RM715,200 Jong Chun Ang, 30, was charged under Section 135 (1) (e) of the Customs Act 1967 and punishable under… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Sept 19 for further mention in case involving a man found with ganja
MIRI: A magistrates court here fixed Sept 19 for further mention of a case involving a man found in possession of ganja – a dangerous drug. The accused was released on RM5,000 bail with two local sureties pending the hearing. Majistrate Zuraini Ali… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: RRSS celebrates 50th anniversary with art exhibition
MIRI: Nearly 400 paintings were exhibited at the 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition of Riam Road Secondary School ( RRSS) yesterday. The pieces are collections from a Primary School Art Contest participated by several Chinese independent schools around… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Six primary schools in Lambir in dire need of rebuilding works — Rep
MIRI: Six primary schools in Lambir – all in dilapidated condition – are in dire need of rebuilding works. According to Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat, the six are SK Tawakal, SK Ulu Satap, SK Keluru Tengah, SK Subak, SK Kelapa Sawit No 2 and SK… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Over 40 undergrads join Curtin business start-up simulation contest
MIRI: Over 40 commerce and engineering students took part in the Curtin University Malaysia Business Start-up Simulation Competition, which was held as part of the university’s recent Accounting Day 2017. Group 5 comprising Wong Kar Kar, Lim Sy Shyan,… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Additional cash prize awaits winners of Canada Hill Trail Challenge
MIRI: Runners in the Men Open and Women Open categories of the forthcoming Canada Hill Trail Challenge, also known as the Dato Sebastian Ting’s Challenge Cup stand the chance to win additional RM4,000 cash prize. The annual trail run scheduled on Oct… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Initiative launched to reduce carbon footprint
MIRI: Lopeng Eco Rangers ( LER) has signed separate Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) with Department of Environment ( DoE) Miri Branch and BEM On The Rock to carry out environmental awareness campaign in the community. The event was held at SMK… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Annual KJA recognition of journalists’ roles in nation-building
MIRI: Journalists who played important roles in nation-building deserve support and recognition for their excellent work. Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting said the annual Kenyalang Journalism Awards ( KJA) where the state government is one of… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: KM Mobil holds Isuzu road show at PICM
MIRI: This weekend be sure to come to KM Mobil Sdn Bhd Isuzu road show being held at the concourse area of Permaisuri Imperial City Mall ( PICM) here from Aug 17 to 20. Featuring an array of Isuzu DMax double cab models like the Isuzu V- Cross 3.0,… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Paris Levain offers high quality soft European bread
MIRI: In the quest to provide the best bread and bakery products to customers, Paris Levain, the first bakery with a European flair here, yesterday opened an outlet at Pelita Commercial Centre, next to Toys World. What sets apart this outlet from the… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: Rep welcomes proposal to build access roads to national parks
MIRI: The proposal to build proper access roads leading to national parks in Sarawak has received full support from Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting. He described the proposal by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing in a… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: 125 receive vouchers from Yayasan S’wak
MIRI: Yayasan Sarawak presented school uniform vouchers to 125 students from ten schools in Lambir constituency at Kampung Beraya’s community hall on Thursday. Under the School Uniforms Assistance Programme, each student received a voucher worth RM200… (read more)

8/19/2017: HOME: SK Pujut Corner welcomes philanthropists
MIRI: ThedoorsofSKPujutCorner here are always open to group or individual philanthropists who want to assist its needy pupils. Headmistress Suriyati Amit said some 60 per cent of its pupils came from low income families including the hardcore… (read more)