Monthly Archives: September 2011

Australia’s Kevin Rudd alerts Attorney General over Taib family activities

bmf@bmf.ch Dear friends,Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to briefly update you on the latest developments on the Bruno Manser Fund’s international Stop Timber Corrupting campaign: – Australia’s Foreign Minister and former Primer Minister, Kevin Rudd, has replied to a … Continue reading

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

Pakatan and hudud: A consensus that wasn’t

By Tarani Palani PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat may have formally reached a consensus on the hudud issue, but the dust is far from settling, with PAS and DAP adamantly sticking to their opposite views. After a lengthy meeting on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Rakyat, PAS, Religion

Minimum wage by year-end

PUTRAJAYA – The Government hopes to announce the minimum wage for workers before year-end, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said here. He said the newly set-up National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) was entrusted to come out with recommendations … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Masing is ignorant, slams PKR’s See

By Joseph Tawie A Sarawak opposition leader has slammed the state Land Development Minister James Masing for his callous call to landowners not to renege on their agreement with Boustead Holding and Land Development Custody Authority or Pelita. State PKR … Continue reading

Posted in PKR Updates, Sarawak

Hudud held back by lack of consensus

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ hudud dreams in Kelantan remained just that today after Pakatan Rakyat agreed that it has to have a consensus among all three partners – PAS, PKR and DAP – for the Islamic law to be implemented. At … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Rakyat, Religion

Canberra challenged to probe Ta Ann’s investment in Tasmania

Sarawak Report The leader of the Australian Green Party, Senator Bob Brown, has invited the Editor of Sarawak Report to Hobart, in order to speak about corruption in Sarawak this week. The senator is a representative from Tasmania, where the Taib-linked … Continue reading

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

Gawai ‘gift’ that never came

By Joseph Tawie KUCHING: Angry participants of Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) in Lundu are rueing the day they re-elected Barisan Nasional because the government has failed to keep promises made during its campaign. Native landowners in Lundu … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN, Special Interest

New ministry, seven new faces in Sarawak cabinet reshuffle

KUCHING: The state cabinet reshuffle that will take effect on Friday will see a new ministry being created, five ministries renamed and seven new faces including a woman to be appointed as assistant minister Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud said … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite | 1 Comment

Umno Youth: Abolish Section 15 of UUCA

The Umno Youth today called on the government to repeal Section 15 of the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 which prohibits students from any activities that can be construed as expressing support, sympathy or opposition to any political … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Education, UMNO

Rosmah, a pinch of salt on an open wound

By Wong Choon Mei Malaysia’s First Lady Rosmah Mansor is back in the news. And this time, her flamboyant image is getting the ordinary Malaysian workers all hot under the collar. While they sweat, she sings. While they toil, she … Continue reading

Posted in Rosmah Mansor