THE night before my arrival in Kuching, Sarawak, (Dec. 22, 2009) to celebrate Christmas there, six shop houses at Gambier Street were destroyed by fire that started at around 8.47pm. Six fire engines and 48 firemen fought the fire and brought it under control by 11.30pm, preventing it from spreading to other buildings, part of [...]
Tag Archives: Penang
November 6, 2009
15,100 copies of Bibles from Indonesia containing word ‘Allah’ detained by Malaysian authorities THE Rev. Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia, said authorities seized a consignment of 10,000 copies sent from Jakarta to Kuching in Sarawak state on Sept. 11 because the Indonesian-language Bibles contained the word ‘Allah.’
October 22, 2009
THE Malaysian government does not intend to fully open up the sugar industry in the country as it would cause the price of the commodity on the local market to be exposed to speculation and price fluctuation on the international market.
October 2, 2009
Fruity Adventures of Sunnie Fernandes Fruit hunter from USA, gives us an account of her adventures in search of fruits on Borneo Island and other Asian destinations… I LEFT the States in May, using the World Durian Festival, held annually in Chantaburi, Thailand, as the final push I needed to get my journey started. I met [...]
September 18, 2009
Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Gapari Kitingan, a Vice President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party), says this is the right time for Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Najib Abdul Razak, to recognize the equal partnership and status of the states of Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo Island and correct the deviation from the original concept [...]
September 11, 2009
SEVERAL districts in the Malaysian state of Sabah, in the northern part of Borneo Island, have faced shortage of sugar during this year’s Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims before they celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, expected to fall on Sept. 20, 2009.