Hornbill Unleashed

June 4, 2013

Finally a Kapit-Sibu road?

Yunus Yussop

OVERSEEING: Ahmad Zahid (second left, front) giving an instruction to divers when supervising the search and rescue operation at Giam Bungan yesterday. With him are Hulu Rajang member of parliament Wilson Ugak (third left, back row), Belaga assemblyman Liwan Lagang (fourth left, back row), Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Law Hong Soon, senior fire and rescue department officers as well as senior police officers. — Bernama photo

Army plans to build the 400km road and seeks special provision for project

The Ministry of Defence will seek allocation of special provision for the construction of the road linking Kapit to Sibu under the army’s Blue Ocean Strategy. (more…)

October 7, 2012

Sarawak Workers Party in troubled waters ?

Dukau Papau

Trouble is said to be brewing in the five-month old Sarawak Workers Party apparently stirred up by financial problems as three members of its supreme council are quitting, an inside source revealed today.

Even some of its potential candidates, including Ellison Ludan, a lecturer tipped to vie against Aaron Dagang in Kanowit are said to be taking the feet off the gas pedal of their political activities for the same reason, he said.

The source said: “Many of its workers and singers accompanying them to longhouses have complained that they have not been paid their promised allowances. (more…)

April 2, 2012

Sarawakian Spending RM40 for paracetamol

Peter Sibon

Closure of government clinic at Nanga Bena four years ago forced people there to travel to Kapit for basic medical treatment

FRUSTRATED: Ngebong giving the four-finger-up to show that RM40 is too much for a panadol.

Panadol (paracetamol) are dispensed free at government clinics and hospitals in the state, but for some 2,000 people from 16 longhouses at Nanga Bena, about 40km from here, there is an exorbitant hidden cost of RM40 for this common painkiller and fever medication.

Forty ringgit is the return fare to travel from their longhouses to the government hospital here. (more…)

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