Henry (third left) looks on as a villager (woman) waits to undergo a free health test conducted by the medical team.
BAU: A living museum will be set up here to showcase the history of gold mining in the district.
Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said that was one of the plans to make the district merrier by promoting tourism.
“We have a 10-year plan to turn Bau into a prime tourist destination and to complement Kuching city in terms of tourism, and a place to live, and we are working to attract investors to generate economic activities,” he told reporters yesterday.
He has earlier officiated at the Jiwa Murni Pacific Partnership 2017- community health outreach (CHOT) and community relationship programme (Comell) at Kpg Suba Buan here....
BAU: About 150 people comprising community leaders, councillors and leaders of local NGOs from Tasik Biru, Serembu and neighbouring Opar led by two elected representatives from Bau district – Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep and Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh – held a peaceful protest against a quarry operating in a national park near yesterday.
The Dered Krian National Park is known for its limestone forest, caves and mountains as one of the state’s newest national parks.
The protesters called for a review of the licence issued to that company.
They argued that such activities pose not just the threat of pollution, but also destroy historical significance and disrupt efforts to make the site a tourism product as the caves of the national park has many endemic species of flora and fauna....
KUCHING: The state government has decided to follow the decision of the federal government in declaring April 24 as a public holiday in Sarawak.
This is in line with the decision of the federal government to assign April 24 as a public holiday in conjunction with the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V, a press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office stated yesterday.
The State Secretary’s Office would normally make the announcement after the state Cabinet approved it.
According to the Chief Secretary to the federal government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa on Monday, the state governments of Sabah and Sarawak were directed to take similar action according to their respective state’s laws....