1. PETRONAS CHALLENGING SWAK GOVT LAWSUIT AN EMBARRASSMENT- MASING
KUCHING: Sarawak deputy chief minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing found it embarrassing for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to refuse compliance with the state laws.
Making it worst, Petronas even challenged the legality of Sarawak oil and gas laws, which form the basis for the formation of Malaysia.
Masing in his statement said, it smacks on bullying by Malaya and Putrajaya on Sarawak as the oil and producer in the country.
2. VSC SEES 12 PCT BOOST IN DOMESTIC TOURISTS
MIRI: The Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC) has resulted in a 12 percent increase in domestic tourist arrivals compared to last year.
Revealing this, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Sharzede Salleh Askor attributed the success to media interest online, in print, and broadcast media.
According to Sharzede, since December last year, VSC news coverage found 1,953 Sarawak tourism-related news items with a cumulative audience of 61 million people.
From June to November this year, she said, STB was covered 167 times in print, online, and broadcast media.
3. SARAWAK TO MISS 5 MILLION TOURIST ARRIVALS TARGET THIS YEAR
KUCHING: Sarawak might not be able to achieve its target of five million tourist arrivals for this year.
Admitting to this, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said, with only 3.7million tourists visiting the state by October, it is unrealistic to expect the number to jump to five million in the last two months of the year.
Regardless of the target to achieve five million tourists, Abdul Karim however, is confident that the arrivals would breach the four million mark.