Monthly Archives: March 2012

Business and politics: The Foochow characteristics of Sibu

THE headline ‘Team A wins battle to head Sibu Foochow Association’, in the March 26 issue of The Borneo Post caught my attention as I found the story quite intriguing and fascinating. From the report, it was certainly a tense, … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Special Interest

Weapons of mass distraction : Study shows how women use their assets

A SAUCY new study has revealed women are increasingly using their cleavage to get ahead in life. One in seven wear plunging necklines at work in a bid to impress the boss or push for a pay rise. And one … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There, Women's rights

Taib strategises his succession plan

By Awang Abdillah Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s money politics thrives very well in Sarawak, where he has willing ‘partners’ – the ignorant rural poor who are in dire need for hard cash, his bumiputera-party politicians and cronies and national-level Umno … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Walk your talk, interfaith group tells Najib

The government has been chided by an interfaith group for condoning the Johor Education Department seminar for Islamic studies teachers today that focuses on Christian proselytising. Alarmed by the event, the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, Religion

Ex-minister Daim tak diam

By Josh Hong Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin recently expressed his displeasure that the finance portfolio is in the hands of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. He is right, and no one should know better than Daim. It would not … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Society, Special Interest, UMNO

MACC accuses AG’s Chambers of refusing to charge cases

By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigates all allegations of corruption made to it, but it is the Attorney-General’s Chambers that refuses to file in court purportedly because of insufficient evidence. “Come, show me which case has … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, MACC

Private life of MP no grounds for impeachment

By Hazlan Zakaria What happens in the private life of an MP cannot be grounds for his or her impeachment, says a Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker. “His or her private life cannot be used (as grounds for moving for impeachment). … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Parliament

Penang: A different planet?

By Patrick Teoh Whenever I cross the Causeway into Singapore I get the feeling that, “Wow!  This is like a totally different planet, man!”  Or when crossing the other way, “What the fuck! Baarger!  This is like a totally different … Continue reading

Posted in Feel-Good story

‘Probe PM’s son for share price manipulation’

The Securities Commission (SC) has been urged to investigate Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s second son Nazifuddin for share price manipulation. In a statement today, DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua (left) said Nazifuddin’s recent involvement in two companies whose share … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate world, DAP Updates, Najib Abdul Razak

MACC can only probe graft aspects of Copgate

By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is prepared to investigate allegations linked to ‘Copgate’, insofar as these involve elements of corruption. “As long as it is a corruption case, we will investigate without fear or favour. … Continue reading

Posted in MACC