KUCHING, Feb 26 – When the government realises its objective of having an Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in each state capital, phase two of the initiative will possibly see more UTCs in Sarawak considering the vastness of the state, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said, however, this would depend on increased revenue [...]

The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry has taken note of the Sarawak government’s suggestion for its views on the location of every people’s housing project in the state, to be sought prior to implementation.

Its minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the suggestion was relevant, considering Sarawak’s geographical position.

He said the matter was expressed [...]

The Federal government is allocating an additional RM1 billion to rebuild dilapidated schools in Sabah and Sarawak, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said most of such schools in the country numbering about 600 were located in Sabah and Sarawak.

“We have identified the school buildings which have to be rebuilt, we just need [...]

Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Ministry (KPDNKK) is not ruling out the possibility of launching ‘Ops BR1M’ to ensure traders do not raise prices of goods with the distribution of Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) next month.

According to state KPDNKK director Wan Uzir Wan Sulaiman, that would be similar to ‘Ops Gaji’ when government servants’ salaries [...]

The Welfare, Women and Family Development ministry has set aside RM111.4 million for distribution to 7,500 poor households in Sarawak before year end under the 1AZAM programme.

Its minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said from January to the present, 2,314 of the household heads or 30.87 percent of the target had received the assistance.

“We still have a [...]

Residents of Kampung Datuk, Nangka, Bandung, and people living along Jalan Abang   Barieng here will no longer have to make the long trip to Sungai Bidut or Taman Rajang to get medical care at government-run clinics.

A 1Malaysia clinic would soon be opened close to the villages, said Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee yesterday.

He said [...]