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

Minister Paul Low has lifted TI-M to ‘new heights’

By Keruah Usit COMMENT The new Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low has stepped down as president of Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) after overseeing the installation of his favoured successor, Akhbar Satar. Akhbar is a former official of the … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, NGO's

‘Ranking shows resources don’t benefit masses’

Malaysia’s ranking of 34th among 58 countries in the Revenue Watch Institute (RWI)’s Resource Governance Index 2013 shows that the BN government did not manage well the nation’s abundant resources to benefit the masses, the DAP says. Its newly-elected Damansara … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Economy

Kit Siang: Did Cabinet discuss Belaga boat tragedy?

Was the Belaga boat disaster on the agenda of the Federal Cabinet yesterday and did the Cabinet take any decision to rectify the 50-year failure in equitable development in Sarawak by ensuring road access to Kapit and Belaga? The questions … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Sarawak