MIRI, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Youths in Sarawak have to balance their desire to seek greater freedom with the need to safeguard the state's progress, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said here Tuesday.
KUCHING: Organic farming is yet to take off on a big scale in Sarawak due to low public awareness of the relatively new method.Senior research officer Kadin Empari from Semenggok Agriculture Research Centre felt there should be more awareness programmes and training to introduce organic agriculture to the public.
KUCHING: Sarawak's economy is expected to revive a boost following inteests from US firms to invest in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
US Embassy Economic Affairs Counsellor Matt Matthews said there are vast opportunities that US firms can explore here.
KUCHING: The various agencies responsible for water in the state should be integrated to enhance the management of Sarawak’s water resources, said Assistant Environment Minister Dr Abang Abdul Rauf Abang Zen yesterday.
KUCHING: The global economic crisis is not over but is easing, says Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) executive director Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff.
The crisis would likely drag on due to liquidity traps, fiscal fatigue, and stagnant exchange rates, he said during the 14th MIER-SDI Annual Corporate Economic Briefing held here yesterday.
MIER held the briefing in collaboration with the Sarawak Development Institute (SDI).
Concept of confluence of cultures helps sustain cultural harmony, youths told.
KUCHING: The youths have been called upon to help sustain the cultural harmony in the state through at least another 45 years.
Assistant Minister of Youth Affairs and Tourism Hamden Ahmad said they could do this using the principle of the confluence of cultures, which according to him, had been spelled out clearly by 5th Sarawak Cultural Symposium.
SEMATAN: The voices of youth are important, as they are leaders of tomorrow.
Closing the Intercultural Youth Forum at Camp Pueh here on Sunday, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Social and Urbanisation, Ik Pahon Joyik said the youths' presentation was beyond his expectation.
SEMATAN: About 120 youths from various organisations and leaming institutions participated in the Intercultural Youth Forum held at Camp Pueh from May 8-10.
This year's forum is a special one because it involves youth from outside the country namely Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Iran.