1. MEDIA PRIMA AND SV NEWS SIGNED MOU FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
KUCHING: Media Prima Berhad and Sarawak Voice Sdn Bhd (SV News) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to start strategic partnerships in enhancing media and content services in Sarawak.
Signed by SV News Chief Executive Officer Dr Jeniri Amir and Prima Media Group Managing Director Datuk Kamal Khalid, the signing of MOU was witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg and Media Prima Group Chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid.
The collaboration will leverage Media Prima’s integrated platform which consisted of extensive audience reach and experience in news publishing, educational content, broadcasting operations, content preparation and digital consulting services.
While the entire range of activities cover human resource development, technical expertise, news publishing, content exchange, marketing and promotion of educational content for primary and secondary students, as well as marketing and promoting domestic and international programs in Sarawak.
2. SARAWAK GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT
KUCHING: In a movement to develop Sarawak as a developed state by 2030, the Sarawak government is committed to ensuring the quality of the environment towards a clean and healthy environment.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said that at the state level, the Sarawak Government would manage the environment holistically by utilizing the latest technologies to prevent environmental problems.
According to him, Sarawak has a policy of replanting forests that involve private sector cooperation in making the agenda successful.
He said this when speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sarawak State Level Environment Day Celebration 2019 earlier today.
3. LATE REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTS STILL ALLOWED IN SARAWAK
KUCHING: The National Registration Department (NRD) is not discontinuing late birth registration in Sarawak.
NRD director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said his department noted the difficulties faced by rural folks especially those located in very rural settlements, in terms of transportation and logistics to get to the nearest NRD office.
He said, his three special units (which are based in Kuching, Bintulu and Miri) will go down to the ground and help the rural folks to register births of their children, deaths and Mykad applications with the help of the community leaders of those settlements.
This was said following public concern that late registration for births would be discontinued.