Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Economist: Pakatan has momentum but future may not be Anwar’s

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — While the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition has momentum from a good showing in Election 2013, the pact may not include a future with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as its leader, The Economist said in its … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Pakatan Rakyat

Rajang capsizing a tragedy waiting to happen

By Bob Teoh COMMENT The fatal express boat accident on the mighty Rajang River in Sarawak on Tuesday was a tragedy waiting to happen. The state authorities, particularly the Sarawak River Board (SRB), must tell us why enforcement of river … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Special Interest

Khir Toyo claims he is being made a scapegoat

Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said he is being made an example of to make Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s government appear clean. In a blog posting today, Khir – who yesterday had his 12-month jail sentence … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Court case

Do election petitions really work?

By Hafiz Yatim ANALYSIS The 13th general election held on May 5 set a number of records, one of it being the highest number of people turning up to vote. This election is now expected to set yet another record … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Court case, Election Commission

Belaga heroes save more than 100 from watery death

MAGNIFICENT TRIO : (From right) Harudis, Harimi and Neruis recalling their rescue efforts when met at the site of the incident yesterday. By Yunus Yussop BELAGA: Three friends from Rumah Sekapan Panjang are hailed as heroes by people here for … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Sue me please, Chong tells Taib

By Joseph Tawie Taib Mahmud’s dismissal of the opposition’s successes in Sarawak is a denial that BN’s influence is eroding. KUCHING: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen has accepted Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s ultimatum to sue him. Taib claimed … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Sarawak Legislative Assembly, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Taib: My leadership has clear mandate

Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud yesterday said the Sarawak government under his leadership had a clear mandate to govern until the next state election due in 2016. Taib, who is also state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairperson and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite