Monthly Archives: September 2010

Galas: Ku Li now in an awkward position

By Regina Lee NEWS ANALYSIS While the nation waits with bated breath for the Election Commission’s announcement on the Galas by-election, many pundits have been talking about the ‘Ku Li factor’, saying that victory will largely depend on what Tengku … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional

BN will win ‘comfortable majority’ in polls, says Taib

KUCHING – Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud is confident that the state Barisan Nasional (BN) will win with a “comfortable majority” in the upcoming state election. However, when asked by reporters to quantify it, Taib, who is also state … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN

Samy Vellu: I will step down in January

S Samy Vellu, one of the longest serving and colourful party leaders in the country, today announced that he will step down as MIC president in January next year. The 74-year-old Kluang-born Samy Vellu said his deputy and former press … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional

Taib Mahmud and his Pandora’s box

By Mariam Mokhtar COMMENT Last month, Taib Mahmud left us wondering if he would really hand over the reins to someone else and not contest in the 10th state elections. Well, the teasing ended when Taib announced that he would … Continue reading

Posted in Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

A westerner who defends Taib’s dams

Torstein Dale Sjotveit (right) , the Norwegian boss of Sarawak’s privatised electricity monopoly, Sarawak Energy Bhd, has alleged that European environmentalists protesting against mass displacement of Sarawakian natives are against “economic development”. In an interview with radio station BFM aired … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak | 1 Comment

Ibans do get raw deal, admits Borneo Post

Even the Borneo Post, Taib’s favourite propaganda sheet, has found itself unable to spin away the dire distress of  the Iban population, which it alleges is so supportive of Taib Mahmud and BN. In an article last week, the paper loyally insisted that Iban … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak | 1 Comment

Salleh Jafaruddin may make political comeback

Former deputy education minister Salleh Jafaruddin is expected to make a political comeback in Sarawak as the resource-rich state begins to ponder over a post-Abdul Taib Mahmud era. A reliable source said that Salleh is currently consulting his immediate family … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak