1. RAINFOREST IN THE CITY DAZZLES KUCHING NIGHT TIME
The Kuching Amphitheatre has come alive with beautiful immersive light installations, dazzling projections and entrancing music across the outdoor courtyard, guiding visitors to the heart of the Rainforest in the City.
As part of the on-going Visit Sarawak Campaign 2019 and in the run-up to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), this event promises to mesmerize city visitors with the hypnotic beauty and sounds of the rainforest until July 11.
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who launched the Rainforest in the City event tonight, urged all Kuchingnites from near and far not to miss the chance to unwind with and experience this extraordinary event with families and friends.
The visual and art elements of this event comprises four main installations; Forest Projection Mapping, LED Tree, Tunnel of Life and LED Light Balls.
The major showcase also aims to enhance the hype and awareness of the RWMF which will be held on July 12-14.
The Rainforest in the City is scheduled to start at 7.30PM until 11PM every night until July 11 and entrance is free.
2. NO FAVORITISM WHEN HANDING OUT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr. Penguang Manggil says he does not practice favoritism when it comes to doling out development projects in his Marudi constituency.
He stressed that it was his responsibility as an elected representative to take care of his constituents whether or not they voted for him in the last state election.
He added that he never practiced favoritism in giving out development projects to his constituents although he knew some never voted for him.
He explained, however, that some projects could not be delivered at the same time, but in stages.
He said this when officiating at an event at SK Entulang, Bakong in Miri.
Penguang disclosed that five schools in the constituency were upgraded last year, with a further five to be upgraded this year.
3. PLANTATION WORKERS BLOCK ROAD IN PROTEST
A group of Indonesian oil palm plantation workers protested against the assault of one of their colleagues by villagers in the area by blocking the main road at Simunjan-Gedong in Kuching yesterday.
Sources said the workers confronted the villagers who went into the plantation to harvest the oil palm fruits which led to an altercation resulting in the assault on one of the workers .
The case was confirmed by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief SAC Denis Leong Soon Kuai when contacted.
When asked to comment on viral social media reports that claimed there was chaos at the plantation with Indonesian workers going amok and threatening to slash passersby, he said the situation went back to normal after discussions with the police.
Following the report, several personnel from the Simunjan district police headquarters were deployed to the scene to investigate.