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9 partyless Adun: Looking around for a solution

It is July and these nine assemblymen are still partyless - Datuk Dr Jerip Susil (Mambong), Ranum Mina (Opar), Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (Engkilili),...

Would Sarawak support Tun Mahathir?

The politics in Malaysia is ever ready to create a spectacle when ever needed, and what bigger spectacle then the announcement that Tun Dr...

Sarawak deserves the best, we should demand the best

Please allow the skepticism for all things politic in Sarawak. For starters, to deemed any coalition the Third Force is seemingly too high of...

Where has tolerance gone to?

Sarawak has always been different among the federation of Malaysian component members. For one, we have the highest number of ethnic groups who have...

Cabinet reshuffle: What is that to us in Sarawak?

The Malaysian cabinets loves to play musical chair. And the recent shuffling of seats had been the third during the tenure of the current...

Bill Kayong: Senseless killing, meaningful life

The senseless killing of Bill Kayong, a social activist, who was fearless in advocating native land rights (NCR); should not mark the end of...

The myth of power sharing in Sarawak

It is amazing how easily people wish to believe that power sharing can ever exist fairly in any form of relationship, let alone between...

Merely a power play

And like clockwork, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) would balloon their respresentation in the August House. Was it ever a surprise that such a move...

Hudud: We are entering into a dangerous territory on the formation of Malaysia

As Sarawak and Sabah celebrate Gawai and Keaamatan, those in on the other end of the pond seem to be caught up in the...

How will Sarawak ever be opposition friendly?

Will Sarawak ever be an opposition state in Malaysia? Looking at the state of politics in Malaysia at the moment, the thought of such...

Chasing after RM20 billion in promises

Moving forward from the elections, after all the batter on what went wrong and what could have been; Sarawakians should start collecting on the...

The  politics of land, the land of politics

The scrapping of the Baram dam project by the Sarawak government on March of 2016 was a smart move by Chief Minister Adenan Satem. The...

The curious case of switching religion

Rooney Rebit’s 30-year-long quest to be recognised as a Christian has finally come to a satisfying end yet the quest could have taken longer...

All part of one family

The assertion by Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem that the state government of Sarawak had nothing to do with the 1MDB scandal currently making...

Power play behind the scenes in Sarawak election

So the chief minister of Sarawak has release the list of candidates for the upcoming Sarawak state election. And after weeks of speculation, one...

The gorilla in the coalition

Where does a 200kg gorilla sit? Anywhere they want to sit. Do you ever have that choice in telling a gorilla, where they can sit?...

Strange logic to sincerity

Parti Pesaka Bumiputra (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg’s statement that Sarawak supports leaders who are sincere in helping the state...

Cloud of scandals: Nothing changes in Sarawak

By now, most citizens in Malaysia would have seen the Four Corners documentary titled, “State of Fear: Money and Murder in Malaysia” which aired...

The politics of control in Sarawak

The ban on Mat Sabu is the latest in a string of bans that seems to target leaders of the opposition. To date those...

The arts of apple-polishing in Sarawak politics

The reckless apple-polishing by Sarawak politicians the moment Prime Minister Najib Razak visits the state is beginning to leave a bad taste in one’s...

Sarawak, the kingmaker in Malaysian politics

The recent Citizen’s Declaration, launched by Tun Mahathir Mohamad, is stirring up the political scene in Malaysia. With Putrajaya being quick to defend Prime...

When democracy means voting only one symbol

As though the floods are not enough, Sarawak is now receiving a wave of visits from the federal Barisan Nasional (BN) counter-parts who are...

Unfortunate for Sarawakians

It defies logic that such people as Mahdzir Khalid is the Education Minister. Mahdzir was quoted as saying: “The Jews and the Christians have pledged...

A coalition in shambles

The field is heating up as we near the date for the 11th Sarawak State Election with the parties within the Barisan Nasional (BN)...

The battle for the Deputy CM’s chair

You may have been aware of the current talk that the current Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak Alfred Jabu is not going to contest...

Force to vote BN

By dropping the date for the coming Sarawak state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem seems to think that Barisan Nasional (BN) has...

BN mess: What does the rakyat gain?

Like many, you are forgiven if making sense of what is happening in the political scene in Sarawak just doesn’t make sense. Take the...

S4S: The rise of the nationalist voice

In the wake of the political silliness that is happening in West Malaysia, the rise of the nasionalist voice in Sarawak should be viewed...

Sarawak and UMNO: The savior, the untouchable

There is no doubt that Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem is popular among the people of Sarawak, more so than...

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