1. NASA SELECTS MIRI KID FOR MOON MISSION PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE
Sarawakian Teng Wei Rui, a 12-year-old student, was among five students out of 10,000 worldwide entries chosen by America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) for Tynker’s Forward to the Moon Mission Patch Design Challenge.
Teng Wei Rui took up coding lessons in Pei Min Secondary School in Miri and learned computer programming at the Real Fun Learning Centre in Miri.
Mike Kincaid, Nasa’s associate administrator for the Office of STEM Engagement said, Nasa needs the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students to join them on the mission to the Moon and Mars in 2024.
He said, the collaboration with Tynker, the leader in enabling kids to use code to become makers will inspire students in STEM to be a large part of our future to the Moon and Mars.
2. SWAK DOES NOT DEMAND MORE THAN THE CONTENTS OF MA63
Regaining Sarawak’s rights has nothing to do with politics, but simply reclaiming the genuine rights of the state as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
In stating in, Veteran lawyer and politicisn Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar hoped to hear good tidings from the state team in last week’s meeting on MA63 in Kuala Lumpur.
Describing the struggle of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as sincere for the benefit of Sarawakians, he is confident that the state government would be able to develop Sarawak with its strong financial position.
He further added, the chief minister’s vision for a developed Sarawak by the year 2030 should not be obstructed by the politics of personal glory seekers.
Therefore Wan Junaidi urged all the state representatives, MPs and assemblymen alike, especially those from Pakatan Harapan (PH), to be supportive of the state government’s efforts.
3. KNOW YOUR HISTORY IN THE FIGHT FOR ERODED RIGHTS
Sarawakians, particularly the younger generation, must ensure they are well-versed in the state’s history to fully understand the need to regain Sarawak’s eroded rights.
Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin said such a realization is needed so that the people can get a clear picture on why they need to support the Sarawak government in its ongoing Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) mission.
Lee said, on this concern, it is important that Sarawakians give their undivided support to the GPS government under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg.
He said this when officiating the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) logo installation ceremony for SUPP Senadin branch at Permyjaya New Township, in Miri yesterday.