Monthly Archives: August 2013

56 years later – a fractured, polarised nation

Tommy Thomas COMMENT The social contract, social compact or bargain reached by the three communities under the watchful eye of the British imperial power as a condition to Merdeka was that in exchange for full citizenship, a right to use … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

No need to tell us how to be patriotic. We know!

THOSE of my generation in Sarawak will remember how happy we were to celebrate National Day every Aug 31 in years gone by. It was a public holiday (and still is today) but it was not a day off for … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak, Special Interest

A long and arduous road ahead for SUPP

theantdaily team ANALYSIS: For the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), it never rains but it pours. After being thrashed in the 13th general election (GE13), the party is now seriously split by internal problems. Even if SUPP is cleared by … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak BN

Last Rajah Muda to be buried in Sarawak

LOVE FOR SARAWAK: A file photo shows Anthony with an old Sarawak flag in the background. KUCHING: The remains of the last Rajah Muda of Sarawak Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke will be buried here. A statement from the Brooke Heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Let’s talk, Anwar tells BN

By Leven Woon The opposition leader wants to engage the ruling Barisan Nasional to iron out national issues. PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim extended an olive branch to the ruling Barisan Nasional on Merdeka eve, asking for an open … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Najib Abdul Razak

Kohilan defends Waytha, ticks off Zahid

Amidst calls by fellow cabinet members for Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy to step down, the latter has found support in Gerakan vice-president A Kohilan Pillay who called on the senator to “shoulder on”. Kohilan (left) … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Race relations

‘Endless Possibilities’ best describes nation’s ills, too

A Malaysiakini letter By JD Lovrenciear Come to think of it, unfortunately or otherwise, the honourable prime minister’s well-intended national aspiration captured under the latest slogan ‘Endless Possibilities’ truly rolls across the nation’s aggregate mindset and current sitz-im-laben (setting in … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Malaysians reject insincere patriotism

Mariam Mokhtar We are all proud to be Malaysian and we do not need anyone telling us what patriotism means or how we should show our national pride. Like faith and love, patriotism cannot be regulated, but few politicians will … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysians overseas, Special Interest

Good deed gone wrong: AirAsia executive dies in snatch theft incident

Motorist trying to help snatch theft victim causes her death instead By AUSTIN CAMOENS and M. KUMAR Tragic incident: The police forensic team inspecting the Proton Wira and collecting evidence. SHAH ALAM: Two Good Samaritans thought they could help a … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Tragedy

BN back to same old ‘business’

Alyaa Alhadjri SHAH ALAM: With the 13th general election (GE13) over, the Barisan Nasional (BN) is back to its traditional “business”: appointing former top civil servants or party loyalists to positions in government-linked entities. This is normally done after they … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Corporate world