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When we celebrate Malaysia Day, the name Dominique Ng has always come to mind

When I think of Malaysia Day, the name Dominique Ng Kim Ho has always cropped up on my mind. He was the leader of a...

Adenan is being practical when he calls for more emphasis to be given to English language

In his speech at a parade to celebrate the Head of State Abdul Taib Mahmud's official birthday over the weekend, Chief Minister Adenan Satem...

Adenan voicing out his frustration at the Education Ministry is understandable

Over the past few months Chief Minister Adenan Satem has repeatedly been voicing out his frustration at the poor treatment accorded to Sarawak by...

The three dates and their historical significance to Sarawak and Malaysia

Over  10 years ago, a group of civil society movements led by Dominique Ng Kim Ho, See Chee How, Nicholas Mujah, Yong Sen Chan,...

How about naming sports arenas after Pandelela?

Much debate had taken place over the last week whether Sarawak's diver Pandelela Rinong should be awarded with a Datuk title to recognise her...

Grouse against Petronas: Federal government needs to do more

Chief Minister Adenan Satem's leadership was tested last week after it emerged that Petronas has not been fair when it came to recruiting officers...

UPP complains so much against SUPP, but dares not say a word against PBB

United People's Party, in trying to projecting its political existence and relevance, is complaining about anything it can find. The target is, of course,...

Civil societies, NGOs need not be worried with National Security Act

The National Security Council (NSC ) Act 2016, which gives a wide-ranging powers to the federal government, comes into force on August 1, following...

Sarawak leaders also to be blamed for loss of our rights to federal government

Chief Minister Adenan Satem was not entirely correct when he blamed officials from Putrajaya for the gradual erosion of Sarawak's rights because of their...

Is Chong Chieng Jen ignorant on Sarawak’s rights?

There are sceptics and pessimists who keep on unnecessarily raising questions whether Chief Minister Adenan Satem will succeed in his talks with Prime Minister...

The onus is on Najib to prove that he does not marginalise Sarawak

The reactions from Sarawakians of all walks of life were spontaneous when Alexander Nanta Linggi was not elevated to a minister in the Najib...

Police must solve Bill’s murder fast to restore public confidence

The death of Bill Kayong, a native customary rights (NCR) land activist, at the hands of a professional hitman, has attracted so much attention...

Pan Borneo Highway: Putrajaya backtracks on its pledge?

I was quite shocked with Chief Minister Adenan Satem's revelation that the usual federal development allocation for other road infrastructures is to be cut...

UPP should close shop, hope PBB is not greedy

It makes sense for United People's Party (UPP) to dissolve itself. There is no valid political reason for the party to remain alive anymore,...

The danger of ‘palau’ in Sarawak

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Karim Rahman Hamzah struck the right spirit when he suggested for tough actions be taken against illegal distillers...

UPP now in turmoil after the departure of its three assemblymen

United People's Party (UPP) president Wong Soon Koh was putting a brave face at a press conference last Thursday, called to react to a...

Many Dayaks praying for Jabu’s departure from active politics

It was a most welcomed piece of  historic news that Alfred Jabu Numpang had finally stepped down as state assemblyman for Layar in the...

Main reasons for the opposition parties to suffer badly in this election

After analysing events over the past few months leading to the 11th Sarawak election, in my view, there are three main reasons for the...

Adenan is BN’s best seller in this election

Two things are uppermost in the minds of most of the over 1,100,000 registered voters before they go to the polling stations in this...

Dr Sim, an instant celebrity among the folks of Batu Kawah

Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, who is SUPP-Barisan Nasional's candidate for Batu Kawah, has suddenly become an instant celebrity politician.  Wherever he goes on...

After  suffering a political whitewash in 2011, SUPP  on the road of discovery

All indications are that Sarawak's oldest political party, Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP), is showing signs of recovering from its 2011 political setback at...

The DAP will not bring “Ubah” after the election

Former DAP state assemblyman for Batu Lintang, Voon Lee Shan, was right when he expressed his doubtful of any change in the state government...

DAP’s unfriendly act against PKR Sarawak

I was amused at the antics of DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen sulking over an agreement on seat distribution which he claimed PKR...

Playing dirty politics in Sarawak

Since Adenan Satem became Chief Minister in February 2014, his administration has banned a number of opposition leaders and activists from entering Sarawak. And number...

Expect intense proxy fights between SUPP vs UPP and SPDP vs Teras direct candidates

After analysing the selection of the Barisan Nasional's direct candidates and where they will be contesting, I can say with certainty that it will...

PRS must treat its women members as equals too

There must be some basis for former Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Bukit Begunan division women chief Lucy Kalong to express her public frustration over...

Don’t mess with Adenan, Wong Soon Koh and gang should quit UPP

Local Government and Community Development Minister Wong Soon Koh must have strong and valid reasons why he and his colleagues in United People's Party...

Wrongly accused, Dr Patau shaved his head for three years

Dr Patau Rubis was laid to rest next to his parents' graves at the SDA Christian cemetery in Bau last Wednesday afternoon. "It was his...

Thorny questions not asked by local reporters to Najib

Kuching was in an international media spotlight last week  after an award winning ABC journalist Linton Besser and cameraman Louie Eroglu were questioned at...

It is not time yet for the DAP to win Dayak-majority constituencies

I fully agree with Associate Professor Dr Jeniri Amir of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in his observation that the DAP does not stand a...

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