Monthly Archives: April 2009

Some 60 students play little ambassadors


 

FOSTER HOME: (From left) Mokhtar and Rajali witness the handing over of the participants to their respective adopted families.

FOSTER HOME: (From left) Mokhtar and Rajali witness the handing over of the participants to their respective adopted families.

BINTULU: About 60 students from all over the country studying at public institutions of higher learning in the state taking part in an adoption programme (Titian Integrasi IPT) are described as little ambassadors representing their respective states.

National Integration and Unity Department state director Rajali Mudin said  participation in the programme during their semester break was a platform to foster better understanding among fellow Malaysians irrespective of their origin.

“This is an opportunity for the students and their adopted parents to get to know each other better,” said Rajali when officiating at the handing over of the participants to their respective adopted parents at Li Hua Hotel.

The programme was first introduced in 2006 and was held in Betong and Sri Aman but this year Bintulu was chosen.

Among the four participating institutions are Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu campus, Sarawak Teachers Institute Miri, Industrial Training Institution Miri and Mukah Polytechnic.

Bintulu Rukun Tetangga committee coordinator Mokhtar Ismail and representatives from the respective institutions were among those present.

 

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Spend wisely, ministry official tells consumers


ONE FOR THE ALBUM: Dr Razali (fifth left) with (from left) Elisa, Muhammad Daud, Keith and Lau (second right) at the launching of the campaign
ONE FOR THE ALBUM: Dr Razali (fifth left) with (from left) Elisa, Muhammad Daud, Keith and Lau (second right) at the launching of the campaign

BINTULU: Consumers should spend wisely.

They must take advantage of the steps taken by the Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) to lower prices of goods through campaigns in shopping complexes and restaurants.

That advice came from KPDNHEP assistant director (Domestic Trade Section) Elisa Helda Dollen yesterday.

She said those in business too should give their support by bringing down prices of daily household items.

This, Elisa added, was imperative not to burden consumers, especially during the current world economic crisis.

She explained that the ministry’s effort is aimed at lessening the burden of consumers so that they would be able to spend wisely on their daily necessities.

“This campaign was launched in shopping complexes in Kuching early this year with the hope that the consumers would be able to choose the best out of what they are going to buy,” she added.

Elisa made the remarks when met during the launching of the campaign known as ‘Kempen Penurunan Harga Barang’ officiated by Bintulu Resident Dr Razali Abon at New World Mart Sdn Bhd in Parkcity Mall and at Famous Mama Cafe near Jalan Sommerville.

According to her, the response and feedback ever since the campaign was launched in Kuching was overwhelming, and this is the first time such a campaign is launched here.

“We hope the campaign would also receive a good response here,” she said, adding that similar campaigns would also be launched in other divisions in stages.

The price lowering campaign is not confined to shopping complexes, but also includes eateries, furniture shops, and pharmacies.

The campaign launched at New World Mart will go on for two weeks, she added.

Elisa said the price lowering campaign involved more than 200 items, and the pricing depends on the proprietors of the outlets.

Bintulu KPDNHEP acting head Muhammad Daud Ali, New World Suites general operations manager Keith Pointer, New World Mart Sdn Bhd manager Lau Soon Heng and enforcement officers of the KPDNHEP here were among those present during the function.

Be resourceful when discharging duties, govt officers told


THANK YOU: Baya (second left) presents a certificate of appreciation to one of the recipients as (from left) Razali and Morshidi look on.

THANK YOU: Baya (second left) presents a certificate of appreciation to one of the recipients as (from left) Razali and Morshidi look on.

BINTULU: Resourcefulness in leadership should be a feature of government officers, particularly among those serving in Resident and District offices.

“Being government officers is not just dealing with administrative works only.

“When empowered with jobs, they should take their own initiatives to tackle issue. For example during floods, they should act fast and properly, and not just wait for orders from their bosses in Kuching,” State Secretary Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot said.

Baya was speaking during an appreciation dinner in connection with the Resident and District Officers Conference 2009 hosted by the Resident’s Office at Regency Plaza Hotel here.

The state secretary stressed that each and every government servant should be innovative when discharging their duties.

Baya also commended Bintulu Resident Dr Razali Abon who would be transferred to Kuching next month for his efforts and resourcefulness in binding various government departments and private sector here through a special gathering introduced by him called Inter-Agency Networking Hi-Tea programme held once a month.

He said this is a good example of innovative leadership and it should be emulated by the residents in other divisions.

During the event, the state secretary presented certificates of appreciation to various government departments and private agencies including the media for assisting the government in the development of the state.

Deputy State Secretary Datuk Mohd Morshidi Abd Ghani, Razali, Temenggong Abg Suhaili Abg Mohammad, heads of government department and community leaders were among those present at the dinner.