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.
Archive for November, 2010
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.
More and more land grabs are coming into lights-this is another one-from the Long Terawan region:
APPEAL FOR HELP TO STOP ROBBERY OF BERAWAN’S ANCESTRAL LAND ADJACENT TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S HERITAGE SITE (UNESCO),GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK
We, the Berawan (one of the ethnics group in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia) of the village, Kampung Long Terawan in the Tutoh river, Baram, Miri Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia wish to make and urgent Mulu info appeal to our fellow beloved citizens of the world for help to stop the robbery of our ancestral lands, our heritage, our birth right, which is our sources of survival as native peoples.
|Many crazy ideas had been proposed by outsiders to connect Sarawak’s interior to the outside world. Latest is the `wifi village’ idea from the government. Previously there was a `philantropic’ idea to donate mobile phones to Sarawakians. However the better ideas seems to be SW radios.|
|KUCHING – The people of Nanga Berkiok at Merurun, Julau cannot be blamed if they thought that the government’s ‘Kampung WiFi’ project recently implemented at Rumah Guntol was a mere publicity stunt.
A satellite dish which was installed in the longhouse last Sept 17 broke down less than a week later.
|Brunei keen to buy power from Lawas, Limbang plants|
|LAWAS – Brunei has offered to purchase power to be generated by the proposed hydroelectric plants to be set up in Limbang and Lawas, Sarawak.
Second Minister of Planning and Management Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said while the actual starting date for the projects have yet to be fixed, Brunei had already showed keen interest in the power plants.
“We already have an agreement with Brunei to supply 100MW and they have agreed to upgrade their transmission lines. In fact they (Brunei) want us to speed up the (implementation of the) project,” he told reporters last night after launching the Malaysian Islamic Welfare Organisation Lawas Branch’s family night.
From information from Lawas the 1st 4 blockaders arrested will be required to report back to the Investigation Officer of the Lawas police station today and get to know if they will be charged, followed by the next 3 tomorrow. All together 7 persons were arrested at the blockade last week. They staffed the blockade for 1 week before the police took action allegedly under pressure from Petronas. The blockade intended to stop Petronas workers who come in 10 trucks daily, consisting mainly of Bangladesh foreign workers, to install the Sabah Sarawak gas pipelines which cross into many NCR lands on its 500km+ length. Blockades against the land encroachment by the pipelines were reported elsewhere in Limbang and Ulu Baram.
Update: According to Investigation Officer there is no decision yet on whether the police will charge the 4 arrested at Lawas blockade. The 4 were asked to report back again on Dec 15 2010 to find out if the decision has been made to charge them.