Category Archives: MoCS News

Secular or not? Tunku Abdul Rahman said it best!

  Sonia Ramachandran PETALING JAYA:  Debates, as well as arguments, as to whether Malaysia is a secular state came to a head on June 16, when Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom told a MP … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Bills, MoCS (Sarawak)

Delving into DAP’s shock defeat

ANALYSIS Euphoria during the campaign period has now turned to shock over Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud’s defeat in the Teluk Intan by-election for DAP supporters. But there were several factors building up to her defeat, chief among them being disinterested … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Open letter to the people of Teluk Intan

By Dyana Sofya To the good people of Teluk Intan, It has been an exhausting but exhilarating two weeks since I was nominated by my party to be the candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election. I have experienced more in … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, MoCS (Sarawak)

Politicians and sex scandals are inseparable as fish and water

       V Shuman QUICK TAKE: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” so said the great former US President Abraham Lincoln. This quote can be used as … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Sex

How 1MDB bankrolled Jho Low’s private equity splash!

Sarawak Report Following our earlier exclusive expose Sarawak Report has unearthed further exclusive evidence proving the links between the mystery tycoon Jho Low and Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund One Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). It shows that in 2011 1MDB bankrolled a multi-million … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Syed Husin: ISA a hydra with many heads

Selangor Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali has described the Internal Security Act (ISA), which was abolished in 2012 and replaced by the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma), as a “hydra with many heads; lop one off, another sprouts up”. … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Fresh arrest in Malaysia anti-terror operation

AFP News  Malaysian policemen in Kuala Lumpur 3 May, 2014: Malaysian police have arrested an 11th suspect in an operation to break up Islamic terror groups posing as humanitarian organisations, an official said on Saturday. Police arrested 10 Malaysians earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, MoCS (Sarawak), Police

Karpal Singh killed in accident near Kampar

Veteran opposition MP and lawyer Karpal Singh was killed in an accident near Kampar in Perak this morning.His long-time personal assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, 39, was also killed. Karpal’s son Ram Karpal and the driver were believed to be … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, MoCS (Sarawak), Tragedy

Cops ‘clear’ passengers, crew still being probed

MH370 Amid numerous conspiracy theories of CIA and Mossad agents on board MH370, the police have cleared all passengers of hijacking, sabotage as well as psychological and personal problems.However, Bernama reported that the crew, including the pilot and co-pilot are … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak), Police

Missing MAS pilot ‘terribly upset’ by marriage break-up

Daughter: Aishah Zaharie. Photo: Supplied As search crews continue to scour the Indian Ocean for any signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, questions once again have been raised about the veteran pilot at the controls of MH370 and his … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak)

Amid MH370 probe, experts moot air marshals for Malaysia

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has prompted experts to suggest an air marshal programme will make air travel safer. — Reuters pic By BOO SU-LYN AND IDA LIM KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak)

New satellite images show object in Indian Ocean

Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has revealed today that Chinese satellite has discovered a floating object which could be possible debris from the missing MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean. The information was relayed to Hishammuddin during his daily briefing … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak)

BMF hit by cyber-attack on eve of major book launch

Rainforest Robbery – New book from Bruno Manser Fund The Swiss NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) had its website brought down by a cyber-attack on Feb 26. The ‘break-in’ appeared to be a highly professional hack, according to the NGO’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bruno Manser Fund, MoCS (Sarawak), Sarawak Report

‘Spendthrift’ Najib turns Malaysia into laughing stock

Hazlan Zakaria QUICK TAKE: To paraphrase AirAsia chief Tan Sri Tony Fernandes’ tagline for the budget airline, now everyone can laugh at Malaysia, literally. We really took a tumble down the slippery slope of regional reputation of late, from a … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Najib Abdul Razak

Is Perkasa preparing for GE14 to rival Umno?

Ian McIntyre COMMENT: Is the Malay rights group Perkasa transforming itself into a political party for the 14th General Election (GE14)? When this question was posed to Perkasa founder and president Datuk Ibrahim Ali, his instantaneous reply was “not for … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Ibrahim Ali says he’d be a better PM than Anwar

By Susan Loone Perkasa president Ibrahim said he can be a better Prime Minister than Kajang PKR candidate Anwar Ibrahim could ever be.   “Let them say I am showing off and gone overboard,” the colourful Ibrahim told a crowd … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, MoCS (Sarawak), Perkasa

Why 2014 is not 1969 and 513 won’t replay

Wong Chin Huat OUTSPOKEN: Clearly, many politicians do not believe that the spectre of May 13 had been buried after the 2008 Tsunami and/or the 2011 Bersih 2.0 Rally. Or perhaps, they just don’t want to do so. And the … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

When even RM12,000 a month isn’t enough to get by in Malaysia

A hawker stall in Lebuh Chulia, George Town. Penang is known as a foodies’ heaven but the state is one of the most expensive places to live in for an average wage-earner. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

‘Something rotten in Najib’s best democracy’

The state of the media in Malaysia indicates that the nation is not as democratic as it is made out to be, said a university-based researcher. This is because most of the “mainstream Malaysian news media… is actually more akin … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

What’s happened to Putrajaya’s appeal, ask Mongolia and Altantuya’s dad

Altantuya’s father Setev Shaariibuu wants a speedy end to the case involving his daughter’s brutal murder as he has a RM100 million suit against Abdul Razak Baginda, and the government and the two others accused. By V Anbalagan Setev Shaariibuu, … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, Crime, MoCS (Sarawak)

Putrajaya releases Herald copies in Sabah

  Herald editor Father Lawrence Andrew, seen walking into court in this picture, said that the late revocation of the ban order meant Catholics in Sabah would be deprived of their copies of The Herald on Sunday. – Picture by … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), publications, Religion

Sabah, Sarawak Christians free to use ‘Allah’, says gov’t

The word ‘Allah’ can be used by Sabahan and Sarawakian Christians in their worship, including in the Malay-language bible al-Kitab, the government has said. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Joseph Kurup was reported by Sin Chew Daily as saying … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Zahid: ‘Shoot first’ remark refers to Penang shooting

Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed his infamous “shoot first” remark was in reference to the fatal shooting of five suspected mobsters in Penang on August 19 by the police. “I was referring to what happened in Penang, where five … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Suaram: Police abuses, rally crackdowns sully Putrajaya’s rights record

A protestor cover his face from the effects of tear gas fired by riot police during a mass rally organised by Bersih 3.0 calling for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur on April 28, 2012. — AFP pic  KUALA LUMPUR, Sept … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), NGO's, Police

Take note of these upcoming events

A note from Francis Paul Siah Dear MoCS fellows and friends, Wherever you are, take note of these upcoming events. I urge those who have the time and energy to come and participate at these events. Bersih, as an influential … Continue reading

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