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CM Opens New Home For Sri Satok CBR Centre

KUCHING: The new home for the Sri Satok Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Centre � Pusat Kebajikan Datuk Amar Hajah Juma’ani � was officially declared open yesterday.

Permodalan Satok Berhad executive director Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Dato Husain said the centre costing RM1 million was built on 0.35 acre of land belonging to the company.

It is a two-storey building providing welfare support services for a CBR centre and an Old Folks Activity Centre (Pawe), he said.

The welfare centre provides free advice, family guidance and social welfare to the people living in the area. It opens from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. There are 60 people registered with Sri Satok CBR Centre and for Pawe, we are expecting around 62 registrants, he said.

He said the ground floor has a kitchen, dining area, sensory room, physiotherapy room, hydrotherapy pool, craft shop and three classrooms.

The upper floor has the general office, meeting room, medical, counselling, IT and lecture room, committee room, balcony and storeroom, he said.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the centre was held on Nov 13 last year and the building was completed on Feb 4.

Meanwhile, Petra Jaya Welfare Association deputy chairman Dr Ismail Drahman said the centre was built to replace the Sri Satok CBR Centre, which was a rented premises.

Since it was formed in 2015, the Sri Satok CBR Centre has 60 trainees who excel in various fields like arts and sports.

Some of our trainees were also given the opportunity to work at Mydin Hypermart after attending training at Sri Satok, meaning that they have their own hidden talents, just that they need to be unearthed.

Pusat Kebajikan Datuk Amar Hajah Juma’ani was opened by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

It is named after Abang Johari’s wife, Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, who is the centre’s chairperson and Sri Satok CBR Centre’s advisor and patron.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on Barisan Nasional (BN)’s win in the Semenyih by-election, Abang Johari, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman, refused to comment, saying that it was Peninsular Malaysia politics and had nothing to do with Sarawak.

BN wrested the Semenyih state seat after its candidate Zakaria Hanafi won the four-cornered fight in the by-election with majority of 1,914 votes. Zakaria, 58, polled 19,780 votes, beating PH candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali, 30, who garnered 17,866 votes; Parti Sosialis Malaysia candidate Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul, 25, (847 votes) and independent candidate who is also a social activist, Kuan Chee Heng, 56, (725 votes).

Asked on GPS stand on the so-called no-confidence vote on the Prime Minister, he replied: Politik sinun ney saya tauk (Politics over there, I would not know).

Present were Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and

Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

Source: Sarawak Government

CM Opens New Home For Sri Satok CBR Centre

KUCHING: The new home for the Sri Satok Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Centre � Pusat Kebajikan Datuk Amar Hajah Juma’ani � was officially declared open yesterday.

Permodalan Satok Berhad executive director Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Dato Husain said the centre costing RM1 million was built on 0.35 acre of land belonging to the company.

It is a two-storey building providing welfare support services for a CBR centre and an Old Folks Activity Centre (Pawe), he said.

The welfare centre provides free advice, family guidance and social welfare to the people living in the area. It opens from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. There are 60 people registered with Sri Satok CBR Centre and for Pawe, we are expecting around 62 registrants, he said.

He said the ground floor has a kitchen, dining area, sensory room, physiotherapy room, hydrotherapy pool, craft shop and three classrooms.

The upper floor has the general office, meeting room, medical, counselling, IT and lecture room, committee room, balcony and storeroom, he said.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the centre was held on Nov 13 last year and the building was completed on Feb 4.

Meanwhile, Petra Jaya Welfare Association deputy chairman Dr Ismail Drahman said the centre was built to replace the Sri Satok CBR Centre, which was a rented premises.

Since it was formed in 2015, the Sri Satok CBR Centre has 60 trainees who excel in various fields like arts and sports.

Some of our trainees were also given the opportunity to work at Mydin Hypermart after attending training at Sri Satok, meaning that they have their own hidden talents, just that they need to be unearthed.

Pusat Kebajikan Datuk Amar Hajah Juma’ani was opened by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

It is named after Abang Johari’s wife, Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, who is the centre’s chairperson and Sri Satok CBR Centre’s advisor and patron.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on Barisan Nasional (BN)’s win in the Semenyih by-election, Abang Johari, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman, refused to comment, saying that it was Peninsular Malaysia politics and had nothing to do with Sarawak.

BN wrested the Semenyih state seat after its candidate Zakaria Hanafi won the four-cornered fight in the by-election with majority of 1,914 votes. Zakaria, 58, polled 19,780 votes, beating PH candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali, 30, who garnered 17,866 votes; Parti Sosialis Malaysia candidate Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul, 25, (847 votes) and independent candidate who is also a social activist, Kuan Chee Heng, 56, (725 votes).

Asked on GPS stand on the so-called no-confidence vote on the Prime Minister, he replied: Politik sinun ney saya tauk (Politics over there, I would not know).

Present were Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and

Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

Source: Sarawak Government

S’wak Govt To Continue Financing RTC In Bekenu, Betong

MIRI: The Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) in Bekenu and Betong will continue to be in operation despite not receiving any funds from the federal government, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

Uggah, who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development disclosed that both RTCs have not been receiving federal funds since the beginning of this year.

These Rural Transformation Centres previously come under the Ministry of Rural Development. With the change of (federal) government, we have been informed that for Sarawak they are not providing the financing anymore beginning this year.

So, they said they hand (the RTCs) over to the state government, he said when met during the officiating ceremony of Pertandingan Seni Suara dan Gaya Burung Kicau Seantero Borneo in Bekenu here today.

In view of this, Uggah said the Sarawak government had, during the last cabinet meeting, agreed to allocate RM380,000 every year for the maintenance of the RTCs.

The reason why is because RTC is a very important feature in the rural areas because many services are available there and it has benefited number of people, he said.

Uggah said the Sarawak government felt that it is important to sustain the RTCs.

Now, these RTCs comes under the state with state financing. So, RTC Bekenu and Betong will continue to be opened, he added.

At the event, Uggah announced an allocation of RM20,000 to Kelab Pencinta Burung Kicau Miri (Pekicau Miri) as a show of support for organising the event and for their future activities.

Present were Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus, Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni and Pekicau Miri president Mohamad Azahar Bujang.

Source: Sarawak Government

Malaysia Kite Council, MPPG to help set up Kite Museum in Satun province

JOHOR BAHRU, The Malaysia Kite Council and the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) will collaborate with Satun Provincial Administration in Thailand to help set up the first Kite Museum in the country.

Malaysia Kite Council chairman Datuk A Rahim Nin said the agreement was achieved through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the MPPG and Satun Provincial Administration today.

“We have agreed to help realise Satun province’s intention in setting up the museum and this is our first MoU agreement with them.

Source: BERNAMA

First 10 Km Of New Road In Selangau To Open Soon

KUCHING: The first 10 km of the new carriageway in Selangau near Sibu will be opened to motorists soon.

Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) in its website (www.panborneo.com.my) said motorists travelling to Selangau from Sibu will have much to cheer about by end of March when the first seven km of the new carriageway from the starting chainage till Sg Duat bridge is opened for public use.

A subsequent four km before Selangau will also be opened two months later in May this year. Both stretches are under Sungai Kua bridge-Sungai Arip works package (Works Package 08) of the Pan Borneo Highway project.

What this means is that motorists will have a smooth drive along this new two-lane carriageway of R5 standard compared to the current passable existing mainline and temporary diversion which has been affected by scattered potholes, said a statement in the website.

The project manager for Works Package 08, Baharuddin Samsuddin, was also quoted as saying the contractor has been putting much effort over the past months to quickly open this first 10 km of the new carriageway.

We will be glad to be able to shift motorists to the new carriageway soon, freeing them from the uneven road stretches. Today, we have already shifted motorists to about 1.1 km of the new carriageway. We will be opening more road lengths in stages, added Baharuddin.

Currently, this stretch is passable only through a series of temporary diversions which has severe pothole problems, causing much inconvenience to motorists.

Baharuddin explained that temporary diversions had to be built to enable the contractor to replace all existing culverts underneath the road with the new ones, in addition to backfilling to the new subgrade level before the new carriageway could be constructed.

With the completion of this first 10 km which is considered the hardest stretch compared to the other stretches due to high backfilling on culverts between 5-10m high, now the contractor can move on and do the remaining stretches and beyond.

We do not anticipate subsequent stretches under our works package to have severe pothole problems like those affecting the first 10km stretch before Selangau.

We urge motorists to bear with us and follow the speed limits and relevant information signs while the contractor is doing its utmost best to open the remaining first carriageway before it moves on to construct the second carriageway, said Baharuddin.

LBU is the project delivery partner for Pan Borneo Highway. There are altogether 11 works packages for the ongoing project.

Source: Sarawak Government

First 10 Km Of New Road In Selangau To Open Soon

KUCHING: The first 10 km of the new carriageway in Selangau near Sibu will be opened to motorists soon.

Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) in its website (www.panborneo.com.my) said motorists travelling to Selangau from Sibu will have much to cheer about by end of March when the first seven km of the new carriageway from the starting chainage till Sg Duat bridge is opened for public use.

A subsequent four km before Selangau will also be opened two months later in May this year. Both stretches are under Sungai Kua bridge-Sungai Arip works package (Works Package 08) of the Pan Borneo Highway project.

What this means is that motorists will have a smooth drive along this new two-lane carriageway of R5 standard compared to the current passable existing mainline and temporary diversion which has been affected by scattered potholes, said a statement in the website.

The project manager for Works Package 08, Baharuddin Samsuddin, was also quoted as saying the contractor has been putting much effort over the past months to quickly open this first 10 km of the new carriageway.

We will be glad to be able to shift motorists to the new carriageway soon, freeing them from the uneven road stretches. Today, we have already shifted motorists to about 1.1 km of the new carriageway. We will be opening more road lengths in stages, added Baharuddin.

Currently, this stretch is passable only through a series of temporary diversions which has severe pothole problems, causing much inconvenience to motorists.

Baharuddin explained that temporary diversions had to be built to enable the contractor to replace all existing culverts underneath the road with the new ones, in addition to backfilling to the new subgrade level before the new carriageway could be constructed.

With the completion of this first 10 km which is considered the hardest stretch compared to the other stretches due to high backfilling on culverts between 5-10m high, now the contractor can move on and do the remaining stretches and beyond.

We do not anticipate subsequent stretches under our works package to have severe pothole problems like those affecting the first 10km stretch before Selangau.

We urge motorists to bear with us and follow the speed limits and relevant information signs while the contractor is doing its utmost best to open the remaining first carriageway before it moves on to construct the second carriageway, said Baharuddin.

LBU is the project delivery partner for Pan Borneo Highway. There are altogether 11 works packages for the ongoing project.

Source: Sarawak Government

PAS now feels isolated – Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, PAS is said to be feeling isolated and uneasy looking at Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) strength now, driving it to continue claiming the existence of a planned no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Amanah deputy president, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said PAS which had previously rejected to be with PH was now worried about the ruling coalition’s strength after winning the 14th General Election last year.

“When we asked them to join us, PAS refused. After we won, they feel isolated. If it continues like this, they may be in a state of depression, said the former PAS vice-president.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency