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

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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