Monday, 16 October 2017

Minister vows bigger KIBW in 2019

October 16, 2017

(From left) Abdul Karim, Abang Johari and others make their way to the hall for the KIBW 2017 gala dinner. 
KUCHING: The Kuching International Bike Week (KIBW) is set to return on a bigger scale in two years’ time.

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pledged to support the event — held every two years — for many more years to come.

“Make sure you (bikers) mark your diary. In two years’ time, come back for a bigger KIBW,” he said when addressing bikers at the KIBW 2017 gala dinner held at a leading hotel here last Saturday.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

‘Slamming of Umno-PAS pact by opposition reeks of hypocrisy’

October 15, 2017

SIBU: DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen and state PKR chairman Baru Bian should not become the ‘stooges of unhealthy politics of the west’, and that they need to relook at themselves before questioning Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN).

In making this statement, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youths and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the condemnation by Chong and Baru of the purported Umno-PAS alliance only showed their hypocrisy, in that PAS was once under the Pakatan pact.

He recalled that when PAS was in Pakatan, it was regarded as a loyal partner and nothing was mentioned about it being ‘an evil party’.

KIBW a roaring success

October 15, 2017

Abdul Karim on his big bike (front, second right) gets ready to lead the convoy for the ‘City Ride’. On his left is Dr Hazland. Performing the flag-off is Chan.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Golden S Bridge to open to public by year-end — Abdul Karim

October 14, 2017

KUCHING: The Golden Anniversary Bridge – better known as the ‘Golden S Bridge’ – across the Sarawak River will open to public before the end of this year, says Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, he said construction works on the bridge nearly reached completion and the government was in the process of deciding when to hold a special ceremony to mark the official public opening – possibly next month or December.

“Members of the public will get to use or visit it soon. The government is also excited to see this new icon of Kuching and Sarawak unveiled,” he added.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

4,000 bikers expected at Bikers Week

October 12, 2017

Abdul Karim (seated second left) with Twite on his left and the organising team in a photocall after the conference.
KUCHING: Some 4,000 local and foreign bikers will participate in the second edition of the Kuching International Bikers Week (KIBW) happening at CityOne Megamall from Oct 13 to 15.

The event is supported by the state government and organised by Iron Tiger Bikers Club Kuching.

The first edition of KIBW was held in 2015.