Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bekir tipped to replace brother in Kota Samarahan

Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib is tipped to replace his younger brother, Kota Samarahan MP Sulaiman Taib, who is expected to be dropped from the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) line-up in the coming general election. Mahmud, who is also Cahya Mata … Continue reading

Posted in PBB, Sarawak BN, The Taib family

Zaid: Take Merdeka beyond history

By Stephanie Sta Maria PETALING JAYA: Kita president, Zaid Ibrahim, believes that the time for the government to answer the Merdeka prayers of Malaysians has long passed. In his latest blog post, the lawyer-turned-politician noted that each Merdeka is laden … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, KITA - People's Welfare Party

‘Don’t make the same mistake as PKR’

By Joseph Tawie KUCHING: The DAP leadership both at state and federal levels cannot afford to trivialize the Dayak community’s involvement if they are aiming for success in the coming general election. “They should not make the same mistake that … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PKR Updates, Sarawak

Bersih says vindicated by new poll

Bersih 2.0 has said it had expected the overwhelming two-thirds support for free and fair elections published by a local research house yesterday, adding it was inspired to ramp up its campaign to educate Malaysians nationwide on polls ahead of … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih

What? Cops fart at Hii…and started a fire

By Mariam Mokhtar Every child knows not to play with matches. The Malaysian police force should have known better. The first we heard of it was when fire engines raced to the police station where businessman Hii Tiong Huat had … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih, Police

PM’s approval rating declines to 59%

Download Poll Report here. The prime minister’s approval rating has taken a dip as found in the opinion poll released by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research today. 59% of the Malaysians polled said that they were satisfied with Prime Minister … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak

Don’t borrow for Hari Raya

A Borneo Post report KUCHING:Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman advised Muslims not to borrow money from money lenders, especially loan sharks, for Hari Raya. He pointed out that such practice was wrong … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Special Interest

Mahathir: Blame BN leaders, not its system

By S Pathmawathy The concept of a coalition government with the representation of all races in the country is still a “good system” said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He blamed the problems and discontent over the past few … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Greetings from MoCS

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), MoCS News

India celebrates people’s victory as activist ends fast

Sipping coconut water and honey, a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption reformer ended a 13-day hunger strike today that had sparked India’s biggest protests in decades, besieged the government and ushered in a new middle class political force. “It’s a proud moment … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption

Trouble brewing in SPDP?

A Borneo Post report SIBU: In a clear sign that trouble might be brewing in Sarawak People Democratic Party (SPDP), the party president Tan Sri Datuk William Mawan Ikom said he would not hesitate to use his presidential power to … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN

FBI pressured to stop backing Malaysian potentate Taib

A Bruno Manser Fund report Western NGOs are increasing the pressure on the United States’ federal police for its ties with Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud, one of South-East Asia’s longest-serving and most corrupt politicians (Basel / San Francisco / … Continue reading

Posted in Bruno Manser Fund, Corruption, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite, The Taib family

Who do the police serve – rakyat or Najib?

By Jeswan Kaur Police officers may drive black and white cars; however, what goes on in their jobs is a lot of gray. – Arik Matson The 204-year-old Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has made news for so many wrong reasons: … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Najib Abdul Razak, Police

New investigation into film maker that took millions from Malaysia

By Ian Burrell, The Independent Press corps in Kuala Lumpur all knew FBC had close links to the Malaysian government with special access. One of America’s most prestigious magazines, the 154-year-old The Atlantic, has become the latest high-profile news organisation … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Najib Abdul Razak, Special Interest

Attorney-General told to come clean on Ho Hup allegation

In Malaysiakini Following the latest allegation plaguing attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail involving conglomerate Ho Hup Bhd and its former managing director Vincent Lye, a social activist has called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to act swiftly and investigate the matter. … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, MACC

Bishop Paul Tan hails Asri, lauds Morgan

By Terence Netto Catholic Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing today hailed former Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin as an “emancipator” and lauded nominal Muslim Barry Morgan’s “candor” in the latest round of exchanges on the vexed question of Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, Special Interest

The Rambo Granny of Melbourne , Australia

DEPORT HER TO MALAYSIA – WE NEED HER! URBAN LEGEND Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles. “The old lady … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Police, Special Interest

No MyKad, no Form Six

By Johnson K Saai KUCHING: Failure to obtain her personal identification card has forced teenager Grace Flavianus from Kampung Ensebang Pelaie, Serian, to forget about going to Form Six. Based on the results for her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) last … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Sarawak

Sarawak govt ‘constantly’ ignoring court rulings

By Joseph Tawie KUCHING: State opposition PKR has accused the Sarawak government of “abusing and misusing” the office of the state Attorney-General’s Chambers (A-G) to defend the wrong-doings of a few who continue grabbing native customary rights (NCR) land. According … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, PKR Updates, Sarawak

An ignoramus or an idiot?

By Dr Lim Teck Ghee The statement by the Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein that the presence of more illegal workers compared to the legal ones is a cause of concern and could undermine national unity reveals either an ignoramus or … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih, MoCS Walk for Democratic Reforms, Police, UMNO

My advice on the issue of proselytisation

By Barry Morgan, Malaysiakini COMMENT My name is Barry Morgan and I’m 85 years old. I am a Malaysian citizen who arrived from England in 1948 just when the Emergency was commencing. I worked in plantations and at one time … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

MCA founder’s granddaughter lauds Guan Eng’s policies in Penang

Lim Guan Eng received praise from an unexpected source today when the granddaughter of the MCA’s first president and daughter of the country’s longest-serving finance minister said the Penang chief minister should be given his due for the state’s prudent … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates

Sodomy 2: Did Anwar Say too Much?

By John Berthelsen, Asia Sentinel He says accuser acknowledged readying himself for sex Deep into Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s hour-long attack Monday on the Malaysian court that is trying him for sodomy, a sentence appeared that seems extremely awkward for … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Court case, Najib Abdul Razak

Joy turns sour for Sarawak border scouts

By Joseph Tawie KUCHING: Former Sarawak border scout Gatung Anak Nigak was full of joy when he heard Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak declare that the government had allocated RM600,000 in recognition of the services of border scouts in defending … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Najib Abdul Razak, Sarawak, Special Interest

WWF and Taib’s empire: Sleeping with the enemy?

By Keruah Usit The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an NGO describing itself as the world’s leading conservation organisation, has admitted it is “highly concerned” over allegations of corruption involving Sarawak-based logging conglomerate Ta Ann, a member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Court case, Sarawak, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite, The Taib family