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Archive for November 23rd, 2010

Radio Free Sarawak has kicked up a veritable storm among the netizens so far-whether they are from Sarawak or not. Along with the glare come the close scrutiny on this new media kid on the bloc, as well as bold suggestions to improve it. Among these `bold’ suggestions are:
1. Longer hours of transmission per day; doubling of the daily transmission hours seems to be on the card; The desire for longer hours of transmission is a welcoming sign of people asserting their right for information-from all sides and of greater depth;
2. 3-5min of news reading at the beginning; Look like we may get more than what we asked for-may be a veteran broadcaster may offer her service! The advance of technology allow people from different parts of the world to chip in; they just need to do a part of the broadcast and forward the sound file to where the radio transmit world wide;

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The 3 persons arrested at Lawas blockade reported to the Lawas police station this morning-only to find the Investigation Officer missing! They decide to return on Dec 15th along with the other 4 who reported to Police station yesterday-but told to come back on Dec 15th.

This could be a good sign for the residents as it may reflect a lack of resolve by the local police to press any charges against their fellow residents! Let’s keep an eye on this.

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Loud transmission-but loud noise pick-up too!

The reception of Radio Free Sarawak is tested in Kuching this evening-and the sound was loud and clear-but background interference can be overwhelming at times. Same quality of reception is also observed about BBC transmission at a frequency next to 15mhz, as used by RFS. The morning transmission will be checked tomorrow.

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The Penan Pre-school fund had collected Rm53000.00 so far from 83 donors, only another Rm2000.00 away from the target. The project has trained 2 local teachers to start teaching the 100 over students at 2 schools, from January next year. The schools are located at Middle Baram at Long Item and Long Pakan.

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