1. BAU’S FIRST BLUEPRINT TO FEATURE 8 DEVT SECTORS
BAU: The first blueprint of Bau District 2016-2030 will feature eight development sectors in Bau.
Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep announced that the launch of the blueprint will be done by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg at Krokong Bazaar in conjunction with the ‘Program Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat’, held on December 14.
Among the development plans listed in the blueprint are Basic Facilities and Infrastructure, Housing and Real Estate, Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sports, Agriculture, Building Capacity; Matters relating to Land, Publication and Industrialization and Investment.
He said this in a press conference after launching the Bau Bikers Gathering 2019 at the Tasik Biru Festival 2019 earlier today.
2. SCANDA SKY NOT LICENSED AIRLINE
MIRI: Scanda Sky PLT (Scanda Sky) was not an airline company licensed under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 (Act 771).
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) yesterday said it had issued a warning letter to the company ordering it to stop marketing its services as well as any advertising which depicted it as a commercial airline company.
It said, Scanda Sky is neither a holder of an air service license (ASL) nor an air service permit (ASP) issued either by the Commission under Act 771, or under the Civil Aviation Act 1969 (Act 3).
As such, Scanda Sky may have misrepresented itself to the public via the said news reports for launching its maiden flight on Nov 27 from Ipoh to Guangzhou, China with 40 passengers on board.
3. 340 HIV CASES RECORDED, 90 PERCENT CONTRACTED THROUGH HOMOSEXUAL SEX
KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a total of 340 new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases as at November this year.
Dr Tonni Sia from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) said, out of the figure, 93 per cent are men, with 98.3 per cent of them having acquired the virus through sexual activities – and 90 per cent through homosexual sex.
Last year, there were 417 new HIV-infected cases recorded in Sarawak.
Dr Sia remarked that the population at risk of acquiring HIV infection would include a man who had sex with another man, those having multiple sexual partners, commercial sex workers and intravenous drug users.
She advised those in the at-risk population to undergo HIV screening once every three months.