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Miri Bankrupts : Second in Sarawak

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | News & Events | Special interests | Statistics

Up till January this year, Malaysian Department of Insolvency (MDI)statistics revealed a total of 255,385 bankruptcy cases throughout the country. 13,872 of these cases are in Sarawak.

Of 13,872, Kuching recorded the most bankruptcies, followed by Miri at 4,167 cases, and Sibu with 2,593 cases. The individuals are declared bankrupt by the MDI after failing to manage their financial commitment such as their car loans, personal loans and housing loans.

These statistics revealed a huge increase in the number of those declared bankrupt since 2007. They also revealed that young people are increasingly being declared bankrupt. The reasons for bankruptcy is due to failing to paying car loans, housing loans & personal loans, in that order.

Most Bankrupts : Miri Top 20

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Grand Old Lady is in Neglect

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2014-03-14 11:41. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Tourism

According to a recent news article the area at Grand Old Lady at Canada Hill, a monument and landmark to Miri's First Oil Well, needed a facelift to save it from further deterioration due to neglect.

The site had been neglected so much that weeds had overgrown and some facilities are damaged or vandalized. Lighting are damaged or missing, information boards are barren and paintwork has peeled. More worrying, there is no a single officer to be found to guide tourists, if there are any left.

The Grand Old Lady represents the long history of oil production in Miri, which is also declared a protected historical site by the government. The poor upkeep and resulting neglect projects a negative image to Miri as a "Resort City" and will affect tourism

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Grand Old Lady


Police Station in Desa Senadin - About Time!!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2014-02-25 11:13. :: Eyes on Miri | Crime fighting | News & Events | Special interests


The police would be renting a premises in Desa Senadin to be turned into a temporary station to increase police presence in that area, which apparently has a population of up to 100,000, but previously had totally lacked proper police coverage.

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Statistics : Number of passengers to Mulu Airport in 2010 - 2013

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Thu, 2014-02-06 09:42. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Statistics

Mulu Airport data for 2012 and 2013 passenger traffic saw a noticeable decrease from year 2010 and 2011, but still higher than 2008 figures.

2010 2011 2012 2013
Jan 3658 6959 3458 3049
Feb 3923 3951 3481 3058
Mar 3984 4771 4542 4031
Apr 3821 4918 4202 3840
May 3989 4754 4375 4313
June 3920 4635 4392 4139
July 7203 6898 4715 5661
Aug 6964 7036 5284 5309
Sept 5478 5520 4325 3995
Oct 6652 4409 3859 3940
Nov 6729 3815 3347 3804
Dec 7047 4080 3609 4293
Total 63,398 61,746 49,589 49,432

See 2008-2009 Mulu Airport Data

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