Desmond Davidson

Desmond is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight. You can follow him on Facebook.

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2 weeks ago

9-year-old spreads coronavirus at Bintulu longhouse

94 are found to be infected after tests were ordered for 101 people.

9-year-old spreads coronavirus at Bintulu longhouse

2 weeks ago

In Sarawak, many Muslims resigned to another ‘pandemic Raya’

They are praying for better days ahead, as three-digit cases in the state persist.

In Sarawak, many Muslims resigned to another ‘pandemic Raya’

2 weeks ago

Sarawak scientists detect new Covid-19 variant with ‘immune-escape’ trait

The B.1.1.28.3 lineage can get around vaccine-induced and natural infection protection, say researchers.

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Sarawak scientists detect new Covid-19 variant with ‘immune-escape’ trait

2 weeks ago

Students confined to dorm, boarding houses in Sarawak red zones can leave for home

This follows extension of two-week closure to mid-June.

Students confined to dorm, boarding houses in Sarawak red zones can leave for home

2 weeks ago

Sarawak ministers coy on Khairy’s August state polls date

Govt reps deflect questions, others say August date is probable.

Sarawak ministers coy on Khairy’s August state polls date


2 weeks ago

Sarawak power company starts weeding out illegal workers after Covid-19 cluster emerges

Utilities minister says contractors who fail compliance audit will be ‘dealt with severely’.

Sarawak power company starts weeding out illegal workers after Covid-19 cluster emerges

2 weeks ago

6 Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak

List of fatalities includes two young men found unconscious at home by families.

6 Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak

2 weeks ago

SEB, dam contractor to be held accountable for infected illegal workers

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Masing says the companies must provide facilities for them to be quarantined on Baleh site.

SEB, dam contractor to be held accountable for infected illegal workers

2 weeks ago

Extended holidays will keep red-zone schools shut until June 13

Sarawak minister Michael Manyin says they were supposed to return to class on May 3, at the end of state disaster management committee-imposed infection circuit-breaker.

Extended holidays will keep red-zone schools shut until June 13

2 weeks ago

Shipping firms agree to waive congestion surcharge at Sarawak’s Senari port

Masing says surcharge will raise prices of goods, which will affect the general public.

 Shipping firms agree to waive congestion surcharge at Sarawak’s Senari port

3 weeks ago

Rural folk in Sarawak forgotten, bypassed in vaccination drive

Long Semadoh residents do not know how and where to get registered for the jab.

Rural folk in Sarawak forgotten, bypassed in vaccination drive

3 weeks ago

Sarawak extends CMCO for seventh time

Restriction to run until May 10, says state Covid-19 committee.

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Sarawak extends CMCO for seventh time

3 weeks ago

Two new clusters at Sarawak educational institutions

New sets of infections add to 717 cases reported state-wide in past 24 hours.

Two new clusters at Sarawak educational institutions

3 weeks ago

Sarawak’s Covid-19 infection rate is 5.33%, not 8.11%, says health director

Chin Zin Hing rebuts claims by Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii.

Sarawak’s Covid-19 infection rate is 5.33%, not 8.11%, says health director

3 weeks ago

MoH’s new rule puts jab drive in Sarawak’s rural areas in doubt

Telang Usan assemblyman says it is difficult to get the required number of people for vaccination.

MoH’s new rule puts jab drive in Sarawak’s rural areas in doubt