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

8/26/2017: HOME: Seafood factory razed to the ground
MIRI: A foreign worker suffered burns on his face and hands in his attempt to save himself from a fire that destroyed a seafood manufacturing factory and a worker’s quarters near Sungai Baong, Krokop here at 6.15am yesterday. The victim, in his 20s,… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: DSP Lee Swee Sake new Miri CID chief
MIRI: Former Bukit Aman CID Secretariat officer DSP Lee Swee Sake has been appointed as the new CID head here replacing ASP Soliment Nyian. The handover of duties between Lee and Soliment was held at the district police headquarters here yesterday,… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Motorcyclist dies following collision
MIRI: A motorcyclist was killed following a collision with a car in Batu Niah at 4.20pm on Thursday. The victim was identified as Edward Beti Dang, 17, from Rumah Muyang Sungai Manong, Niah. Miri District deputy police chief Supt Stanley Jonathan… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: No injuries as fire razes worker’s quarters
MIRI: A wooden worker’ s quarters at a plantation in Permyjaya was razed to the ground during a fire early yesterday. Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) zone chief Law Poh Kiong said no injuries or casualties were reported in the 7.30am incident,… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Defaulters owe Miri City Council RM10.46 million
MIRI: The irresponsible action by many ratepayers who have yet to settle their payments has caused the Miri City Council ( MCC) to incur RM10.46 million in outstanding assessment bills. “There are defaulters who have not settled their bills since… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Ban on plastic, styrofoam packaging in Miri to take effect Jan 1 next year
MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) has drawn up a policy to ban the use of plastic for food and packaging services here, set to take effect on Jan 1 next year. Miri Mayor Adam Yii said the ban would apply to food and drink providers, supermarkets and… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: ‘Marked improvement in fire safety awareness’
MIRI: About 20 per cent of home or longhouse fires in the state are successfully extinguished by the residents themselves using fire extinguishers. Fire and Rescue Department ( Bomba) director- general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said this was a… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: UPP branch wants traffic light installed at Pujut 3 intersection
MIRI: The traffic congestion at Pujut 3 roundabout, better known as GK roundabout, can be eased if a traffic light is installed at the intersection, said United People’s Party ( UPP) Pujut branch. Its chairman, Bruce Chai, said the party branch had… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Disclose draft findings on PMPG — NGO
MIRI: Sarawakians, especially the Dayaks, are pleased with the announcement by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas that he will present the findings of the Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau ( PMPG) committee to Chief Minister Datuk Amar… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Voon supports call for Petros to be headquartered in Miri
MIRI: Pakatan Harapan Women Council chief for Sarawak affairs Voon Shiak Ni yesterday urged Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg to consider building Petros headquarters in Miri. Supporting the call made by academician Cr Karambir Singh… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: SUPP happy with choice for Petros board members
MIRI: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) is happy with the state government’s choice of board members for the state’s wholly- owned oil and gas company Petroleum Sarawak Berhad ( Petros). The Chief Minister’s Office announced yesterday that Tan… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Over 100 Border Regiment recruits complete compulsory post-basic training
MIRI: A total of 114 new recruits for Battalion 8 of the Border Regiment ( RS8) here have completed their three- month ‘Repalman Class II, Series 6/2017’ course at the National Service ( NS) Camp, Sungai Rait here. According to RS8 Commander Lt- Col… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: NRD sets up mobile counter to aid city folk with documentation issues
MIRI: The National Registration Department (NRD) mobile team, in collaboration with DUN N73 Piasau Service Centre on Wednesday conducted a registration operation for the public to apply for birth certificates and identity cards. The mobile counter, at… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Curtin to hold 11th Open Day
MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia will hold its 11th Open Day on Oct 14. A press release said future students will get an in- depth look at life at Curtin Malaysia – the university’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia. Themed… (read more)

8/26/2017: HOME: Pupils get tips on preparation for exams
MIRI: A total of 32 Primary 6 pupils of SK Sayed Othman Miri attended a motivation talk at the school recently. According to organising spokesperson, the main objective of the event – organised by the school’s alumni association – was to motivate and… (read more)

8/26/2017: SPORT: State musclemen bag four medals in S. Korea
MIRI: Three Sarawakians brought home a gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the 51th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in Seoul, South Korea. Dr Malvern Abdullah secured the gold in the Fly weight (60 kg) category, while Buda Anchah… (read more)