1. SABATI Finally Has It’S Own Home
Yesterday marked the beginning of realizing a wish of the late Datuk Patinggi Dr Laila Taib, the founding president of the Sarawak Badan Amal Tenaga Isteri-isteri (Sabati).
She had wished that the organization would have its own building. To realise her aspiration, yesterday Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud officiated at the launch of the Wisma Sabati project at Jalan Bako.
According to Sabati’s honorary secretary Datin Dr Zaliha Abdullah, the organization previously operated from rented premises and it had been a dream of their members since the early days to have their own building where they can operate and raise steady revenue.
During its early years after its establishment in 1982, Sabati helped numerous patients especially babies and young children in rural Sarawak to undergo life-saving heart operations. And today, Sabati continues to assist those in need of medical treatment by donating additional medical equipment to hospitals and clinics in the state.
The construction of Wisma Sabati is expected to start this September this year.
2. MPS Successfully Tackled Social Issues In Sarawak
Established in 2016, The Sarawak Social Development Council (MPS) has successfully tackled various social issues in the state. The organization also has implemented 100 series of social development and social intervention programs in the state involving 12,835 participants.
Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, Dato’ Sri Fatimah Abdullah said her ministry had developed and documented 8 key guides as a reference to improve their services in handling the social issues faced by the people.
Fatimah who is also the Chairman of the Sarawak Social Development Council (MPS) said, the organization was able to address collective and holistic social development issues thus contributing to the balance of development and well-being of society in the state.
3. Sarawak Cultural Village All Set For RWMF 2019
The upgrading and renovation works at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) in Damai have been completed ahead of schedule in time for this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) on July 12 to 14.
Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) group general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir said the works started last month, and most of them had been completed ahead of schedule.
He said, the upgrading also included improvement works to cover the Internet connectivity and wider coverage for the nearby Damai Central, which will provide convenience for those who will be patronising the three-day festival.
Rainforest World Music Festival has put Sarawak on the global tourism map for indigenous and folk music and songs. It has also succeeded in bringing tourists from many countries to converge in Kuching for the celebration of world music.
Thirty-nine musical groups from over 20 countries will be performing at the RWMF this weekend with over 20,000 visitors expected to attend.