1) MALAYSIA DAY CELEBRATIONS MOVED TO STADIUM PERPADUAN
Following the haze situation in Sarawak, the Malaysia Day celebrations is originally going to be held at Padang Merdeka will be moved to Stadium Perpaduan, Petrajaya
Second Minister for Urban Development and Natural Resources, and Minister for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said the haze situation is expected to continue until the end of September after he was briefed by the Meteorological Department, Natural Resources and Environment Board, and the Department of Environment.
According to him, as many as six decorated cars will be on display for visitors.
However, it would depend on the weather on that date.
The Malaysia Day celebrations will be attended by His Excellency Tun Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud and his wife, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahadhir Mohamad, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Apdal and other distinguished figures.
2) RM200 MILLION TOTAL ALLOCATION FROM STATE GOVT FOR DILAPIDATED SCHOOLS
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said he has a principle concerning the efforts to repair dilapidated schools in Sarawak.
He said this in his speech during a working visit on the Sarawak Dilapidated School Redevelopment Project located at SK Sungai Tisang Bintulu today.
He stated that more than 200 million Ringgit have been allocated by the Sarawak Government for the dilapidated schools in the state, given by the Sarawak Government itself and not included in the Federal Government funding.
Abang Johari added the previous government of Sarawak had made a 1 billion Ringgit advance payment to the federal government, provided the funds were used efficiently in restoring dilapidated schools in Sarawak.
3) GOTONG ROYONG: THE BEST MECHANISM TO COMBAT DENGUE
The gotong-royong campaign organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Hotels Sarawak (MAH Sarawak) is seen as one of the best mechanisms for addressing the dengue issue.
Sarawak Tourism Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture director Suriya Charles Buas said such a program would give the public exposure to the importance of maintaining cleanliness in tourist-focused areas such as hotels and accommodation.
He explained such activities have received the support and cooperation of all parties in the fight against the transmission of dangerous and infectious diseases.
He said this during a press conference at the Gotong Royong Program to Clean Tourist Accommodation Premises in Kuching today.
In addition, in conjunction with the “Visit Malaysia Year 2020” or “Visit Malaysia Year 2020” campaign, such programs are also seen as one of the platforms to ensure the cleanliness of tourist accommodations.