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

8/23/2017: HOME: Duo from HDC released on bail
KUCHING: An engineer and a senior technician of Housing Development Corporation ( HDC) remanded to facilitate investigation in connection with non- existent painting and renovation works in Miri were released yesterday. Aged 59 and 39 years… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: UTCs to be closed from Aug 31 to Sept 3
KUCHING: The Urban Transformation Centre ( UTC) in Kuching, Sibu and Miri will be closed from Aug 31 to Sept 3 in conjunction with National Day and Hari Raya Qurban celebrations. Normal operations at the three centres will resume on Sept 4. (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Association backs call for Petros HQ in Miri
MIRI: The Miri Bumiputera Traders Association Sarawak ( PBMS) has backed a call for the headquarters of Sarawak’s wholly-owned oil and gas company Petroleum Sarawak ( Petros) to be set up here. On Monday, academician and councillor Karambir Singh had… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Lorry driver injured after ramming into concrete barriers
MIRI: A lorry driver in his 40s suffered a broken leg and arm after his vehicle rammed into a concrete road barrier at Bukit Song, near Lambir around 5pm on Monday. The victim was travelling here from Bekenu when the lorry went out of control while… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Kedah man jailed two years for motorcycle theft
MIRI: The Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced a man from Kedah to two years’ jail after he pleaded guilty to stealing a motorcycle. Mohamad Haffiz Fadzil, 27, from Kampung Sungai Layar, Kubang Pasu, Kedah, admitted stealing a RM5,000- motorcycle… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Curtin University now ranked among world’s top 200 universities
MIRI: Curtin University is now among the world’s top 200 universities, according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) which published the list recently. The Australia-based university makes it to the 151-200 band – up from… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Baby needs help to get respiratory illness treated
MIRI: Family members of 10month-old Claudyea Ericka Yanna are appealing for public assistance with her medical fees. A patient of the Paediatric Unit at Miri Hospital, Claudyea suffers from severe respiratory illness and has been hospitalised for the… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: ‘Lapok folk seek promised public utilities’
MIRI: Shophouses as well as government agencies in Lapok, Tinjar, Baram are still waiting for clean water and 24-hour electricity supply, according to Parti Keadilan Rakyat ( PKR) Baram chairman Roland Engan. He claimed the authorities had promised to… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: 101 affordable homes being built in Sibuti
MIRI: A total of 101 1Malaysia People-Friendly Housing Programme ( RMR1M) houses are being built in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency. Sibuti Member of Parliament Ahmad Lai Bujang said 483 applications have been received for RMR1M in the… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Zero Strays Miri ensures its dogs free from rabies
MIRI: Zero Strays Miri ( ZSM) is taking no chances by taking precautionary measures to make sure its TNR strays are vaccinated against rabies though there has been no reported case of the disease here. “Since 2013, ZSM has adopted 1,025 dogs under its… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Shin Yang club donates to Methodist Hope Centre
MIRI: Shin Yang Staff’s Social Recreational Club Sarawak handed over a donation to Methodist Hope Centre as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme yesterday. The donation, which came from Pekerjaan Piasau Konkrit Sdn Bhd, a… (read more)

8/23/2017: HOME: Monster Dash Charity Run in Miri Sept 30
MIRI: Monster Dash Charity Run will be making its debut in Miri after four successful years since it started in 2013. This year, the event will take place at Marina Park City on Sept 30 from 7pm onwards. “Monster Dash was initiated by OurYouth.my to… (read more)