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2014-02-28 08:20:23

KUCHING, Malaysia, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarawak's Minister for Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg will be launching Routes Asia 2014, the largest route development forum for the entire Asia region in Kuching on March 9 2014. Datuk Abang Zohari said, "I am happy to launch Routes Asia 2014 and to host members of the regional aviation industry in Kuching. I hope this will be a start of bigger things to...

2011-02-28 19:59:00

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Sarawak successfully balanced economic development with environmental protection in 2010. As the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative surges forward in 2011, the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to protecting forest cover and ensuring biodiversity. Sarawak's rapid economic development has dramatically improved the lives of Sarawakians. As new industries have arisen, residential,...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

Expansion Plan Brings Academy to Equip with state-of-the-art FNPT MONTREAL, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Mechtronix Systems, a division of Mechtronix World Corp., one of the top three leading providers of flight training equipment in the world, today announced the purchase by the GGIFA International Aviation College of an Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) configured as a single engine piston Cessna 172R equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics for its new training facility based in Bintulu Sarawak, East...

2008-10-14 00:00:37

By Kamarul Yunus ROYAL Dutch Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies, has pumped US$150 million (RM525 million) to turn its middle distillates synthesis (MDS) plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, into a research and development (R&D) centre for gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. Shell, through its unit Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, launched two GTL R&D demonstration projects at the plant last Friday. They are the enhanced Shell gasification process (SGP) for GTL and the heavy paraffin...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

KUCHING: Sarawak is on high alert for the hand, foot and mouth disease after one Enterovirus 71 (EV71) case was detected following the death of a 4-year-old boy from Sibu last week. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the Health Department was stepping up prevention and control measures. From the department's statistics released yesterday, 5,686 cases of HFMD had been reported so far this year. Kuching received the highest number of reported cases with 2,187, followed by...

2008-09-15 03:00:25

By SC Chan THE TIMING COULD NOT HAVE been more ironic. Just days after Sarawak announced it was building 12 hydropower dams across the state, a massive power failure plunged most of the state into darkness. Kuching, the capital, and all major towns and their suburbs, fell into total darkness and severely affected businesses and industries for several hours on a busy Saturday night on Aug 9, 2008. It raised questions, among other things, about the management of power supply in Sarawak....

2008-09-02 00:00:20

* 1898 First attempt to fly by a balloonist who leapt off the top of a government building in Batu Road (now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman), Kuala Lumpur, crashing at the edge of the Selangor Padang Club. * 1911 First flight recorded in Malaya by G.P. Fuller, who landed his Antoinette Monoplane, at the Race Course in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. * 1922 A Dutch flying boat made its appearance in Belaga, Sarawak. * 1924 First civil aircraft in Malaya, a Fokker FVII of Koninkujke...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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