Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pakatan’s 100-day plan almost silent on Sabah, Sarawak

By Joe Fernandez COMMENT There is nothing particularly exciting for Sabah and Sarawak in Pakatan Rakyat’s 100-day reform plan, hailed as a Complete Makeover for Malaysia, a National Recovery Plan, a Malaysia Revival Programme or any other such platitudinous expression … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Rakyat, Sabah, Sarawak | 1 Comment

To keep up, change NGOs must

By Josie M Fernandez We live in very challenging times. The ongoing economic crisis has been described as the worst since the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s. The Welfare State is under attack. Austerity drives through various … Continue reading

Posted in NGO's

Sarawak’s Caesar will eventually fall

‘Let man be fair and just: do not steal land that belongs to those people. They, like we, have the right to live and earn their livelihood.’ The people of Sarawak and Sabah, I believe, are waking up, and they … Continue reading

Posted in Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

The real fixed deposit of BN – the illegal immigrants

The United PasokMomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation (Upko), a member of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), fears that illegal immigrants in Sabah with MyKads issued via the backdoor – meaning Putrajaya – will one day demand a referendum on the state being … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Sabah

Dewan Speech delivered on 4.11.2010 touching on CM’s family’s wealth and Sarawak Report

Attending DUN is always considered one of a vital duty for me as a people’s representative. This is the time when I would forward the grievances of the people to the Government. It has always been a challenge for us … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN, Sarawak Report, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Softening up students to Islam with History syllabus

By CPI Whose history is the government pushing on our students and to what effect? On Oct 23, Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that History will be made a must-pass subject for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia beginning 2013. This puts … Continue reading

Posted in Education

‘Don’t rely on peninsular leaders to fight for Sabah, Sarawak’

By Luke Rintod KOTA BELUD – A prominent lawyer here has urged Sabahans and Sarawakians not to rely on peninsular leaders to fight for their rights. “Sabahans and Sarawakians should regroup in their respective state-based political parties and ally themselves … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, Sarawak | 2 Comments

Pak Lah, was your minister a rapist?

By Patrick Lee PETALING JAYA: Pakatan MPs have demanded an investigation over claims that a minister had raped his Indonesian maid. The rape case was supposedly covered up by former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2007. It was allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional

Wake up, Sarawakians: Development is not reward but your rights

Karim Raslan Travelling through Sarawak has prompted me to think about the fundamental paradoxes that lie at the heart of governance in Malaysia. While they’re at their most pronounced in Sarawak, the themes and challenges are pretty much uniform wherever … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

The battle for Taib’s affections

By Mariam Mokhtar COMMENT Sunday lunch with the rest of the family in the Taib household is never going to be the same again. Sarawak Chief Minister, 74-year-old Taib Mahmud has taken a new young bride from Jordan and at … Continue reading

Posted in Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

The spirit of brotherhood in Sarawak

By Sim Kwang Yang COMMENT The day has arrived for another Christmas, the occasion marking the birth of Christ, which Christians believe heralded salvation for mankind. This day witnesses a joyful explosion of universal celebration. Though I am not a … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Overseas Malaysians to sue EC over non-voting rights

By Teoh El Sen PETALING JAYA: A group of Malaysians demanding voting rights for all citizens living abroad are planning to bring the Election Commission and the government to court. MyOverseasVote (MOV) international coordinator Andrew Yong (right) told FMT that … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission | 1 Comment

Taib has a lot to hide, says ex-Suhakam vice-chair

By Joe Fernandez Ex-Suhakam vice-chairman Simon Sipaun cautions that Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud will not hesitate to use the immigration powers of the state to keep out “prying eyes” from the state. This is more a case of … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Merry Christmas 2010 and Happy New Year 2011

See You There.

Posted in MoCS News | 1 Comment

Penans sue to protect Borneo rainforest

BA JAWI: The Penan community here is suing the Sarawak government and timber giant Samling Plywood for logging in 15,000 hectares of the government approved Penan Peace Park bordering Indonesia. Ba Jawi village headman Lija Agan on behalf of his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

MoCS Christmas and New Year Get Together

MoCS, West Malaysia will be holding an informal Christmas and New Year Get Together for all Sarawakians based in West Malaysia as well as well as friends of MoCS. Details: Date: 29th December, 2010 (Wednesday) Venue: Damansara Village (please see … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS News | 2 Comments

MCLM names another lawyer as candidate

By S Pathmawathy The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) has named lawyer Sreekant Pillai as its second candidate for the next general election. Sreekant, 37, (in photo, second from left) is the son of late veteran journalist MGG Pillai, a … Continue reading

Posted in MCLM

Tampering with the Hansard to protect Taib?

By Joseph Tawie KUCHING – The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly has been accused of protecting Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and his family members by deleting all questions and statements pertaining to their “abuse” and business interests from the sacred … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Sarawak | 1 Comment

Sarawak’s billion dollar bride!

Press Release – 20/12/2010 from SARAWAK REPORT Sarawak Report has been subjected to a cyber-attack, which has knocked it temporarily off-line. This follows a number of death threats sent through our mail, which have been notable for their creepy, ‘black-magic’ … Continue reading

Posted in Taib Mahmud aka The Termite | 2 Comments

Activists worry ‘Third Force’ will benefit BN

By Boo Su-Lyn KUALA LUMPUR – The influx of independent candidates in the next general election could split votes and hand victory to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) if there are multi-cornered fights, political and social activists say. The “Third … Continue reading

Posted in MCLM

Will Taib be stepping down?

CM will make a surprise announcement that he will retire in January and vacate his Balingian seat for the next state elections. This will catch everyone by surprise and the Opposition will not be able to target Taib anymore. Sarawak … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN, Sarawak Report, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

MCLM a Radical Revolution

By Hawkeye The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) is generating a lot of hype from both sides of the political divide, the movement was launched by RPK recently and funded by overseas Malaysians from London, draws similarity to the time of Sun Yat … Continue reading

Posted in MCLM

Taib’s new wife is a Middle-Easterner

KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, 74, has found a new love. He married a woman in her early 30s from the Middle East. The name of Taib new wife (right) has not been released yet. The wedding … Continue reading

Posted in Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Sarawak ripe for political transformation

By Sim Kwang Yang The politics of Malaysia is condemned to be ethnic in nature. Much of the political discourse in our country is determined by the most dominant force in our land: the United Malays National Organisation (Umno). Everything … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak | 1 Comment

East Malaysia: The REAL Third Force in Malaysian politics

Yes, whoever gets to form the next federal government and whether it will be with a simple majority or a two-thirds majority will depend on East Malaysia. And those in Sabah and Sarawak know this. So, expect some surprises from … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, Sarawak | 2 Comments