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Patriotic souls: The fishermen going out to sea in fishing boats decorated with the Jalur Gemilang in celebration of the country's 57th Merdeka Day.
Members of the public wishing to pay their last respects to two of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash victims, whose remains will arrive here tomorrow, are advised to gather at the Masjid Jamek in Petra Jaya at 3.30 pm.
The Sarawak government will appeal for additional funds from the federal government under the 11th Malaysia Plan to provide electricity to the whole population of the state, said State Public Utilities and Industrial Development Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
Malaysia's Catholic Church will continue its fight to use the word "Allah" in its weekly publication, Herald, when it files a review application next week to set aside the Federal Court's dismissal of its application to appeal the ban, one of its lawyers said.
One of the state's oldest surau, Surau Darul Abrar, believed to be be built in 1914, in Kampung Datu here is to be rebuilt at a cost of RM500,000.
Over three million visitors are expected to go through the Malaysia-Brunei border immigration checkpoint at Sungai Tujuh here by year's end compared to 2.9 million visitors in 2013.
The development of information and communication technology in Sarawak could be fast-tracked if the state had its own communications satellite, State Housing and Tourism Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said here, Wednesday.
A Malaysian fishmonger was on Tuesday charged with murder over the fatally stabbing of two British medical students.
A newly released fact-finding report reveals systematic human rights violations are being committed against the indigenous peoples of Sarawak by the proponents of the proposed Baram Dam in Malaysia.
Preparations for the ceremony to receive the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine, are going well and smoothly.
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Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 02:22 am
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