Monthly Archives: October 2018

I salute the ‘fighter’ in Najib

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Firstly, let me say that I can foresee a lot of brickbats for writing this article saluting former premier Najib Abdul Razak, possibly the most vilified personality in the country today. But what do I … Continue reading

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You deserve better than ‘messy’ PKR, activist tells Sarawak reps

By Robin Augustin PETALING JAYA: A Sarawak activist has urged PKR elected representatives and leaders from the state to ditch the party, saying they “deserve better” than to be dragged into its internal power play. Francis Paul Siah, the founding … Continue reading

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Abolishing death penalty: Time to send clear message

Annabelle Lee Putrajaya’s plan to abolish the death penalty has been lauded by human rights groups and earned the country international praise. However, the government is also facing some pushback, particularly from families of murder victims, as highlighted prominently in … Continue reading

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Let the death penalty stay, just don’t make it mandatory

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Not long after he assumed office for the second time as prime minister, a remark from Dr Mahathir Mohamad about those involved in corruption went viral: “I would like to shoot them, like in China, … Continue reading

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Why the death penalty should stay

As the government is now bent on abolishing the death penalty, let me share my thoughts on the issue in this article I wrote in 2012. – francis Keep the death penalty – here’s why Francis Paul Siah COMMENT One … Continue reading

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Corporate figures should not sit on varsity boards

By FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Newly-minted Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik couldn’t have said it better when he terminated the services of the chairpersons and board of directors of several public universities. “Their removal was made to replace the … Continue reading

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Hannah defends views after getting roasted in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: Hannah Yeoh, the deputy minister for women’s affairs, has defended her criticism of the “Sarawak for Sarawakians” sentiments, saying Malaysians do not need to be divided by yet another factor. “Malaysians have long been divided by race, religion … Continue reading

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