Monthly Archives: December 2018

Jeffrey Kitingan – the Sabah maverick who never gives up

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Early this month, I met an old friend from Sabah at a Sunday service in a Petaling Jaya church. I invited Lawrence for dinner after the evening mass. I have not been to Sabah for … Continue reading

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Khairuddin challenges TMJ to abdicate and join politics

  Amanah member Khairuddin Abu Hassan has challenged Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to relinquish his claim to the throne and take part in politics. “Your Highness, if you feel that you are great at politics and like … Continue reading

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Law Hieng Ding – a humble minister and a gentleman

Francis Paul Siah OBITUARY | It was a sad Christmas day for me. I woke up this morning to receive a message from a friend that Law Hieng Ding, a long-time federal minister, had passed away. He breathed his last … Continue reading

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Yes Dr M, less emphasis on religion in schools, please

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Dr Mahathir Mohamad is right. National schools had become “religious schools” and many must be glad that the prime minister intends to correct the situation. Mahathir certainly hit the right note, as many groups had … Continue reading

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Sarawak Muslim leaders slam Maszlee over ‘dakwah’ remark

KOTA KINABALU: Several Sarawak Muslim leaders have joined the chorus of criticism against Education Minister Maszlee Malik for using the term “dakwah”, or Islamic propagation, when urging religious teachers from the peninsula to remain in Sabah and Sarawak. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Nine Sarawak PKR division chiefs back Nurul’s leadership

KUCHING Nurul Izzah Anwar’s decision to resign from all posts in the PKR and government yesterday has also triggered shock waves among her supporters in Sarawak. And they wanted her to retract her resignation and continue as the party’s vice-president, … Continue reading

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No legal action against The Guardian over forced labour report – Top Glove

Top Glove Corporation Bhd will not take any legal action against UK-based newspaper The Guardian, which alleged the glove maker had used forced labour. Executive chairperson Lim Wee Chai said: “We are not in the business of suing people. At … Continue reading

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MoCS on why Maszlee is unfit to be education minister

PRESS STATEMENT Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) 17 December, 2018 MoCS on why Maszlee is unfit to be education minister We refer to the recent parliamentary reply by Education Minister Maszlee Malik who appealed and encouraged the ustaz and ustazah … Continue reading

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Maszlee, perhaps it’s time to take a hike

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT Like many of you, I have been keeping watch over our politicians, the newly elected lawmakers in particular. And of course, like many of you too, the performances of our new cabinet members is also on … Continue reading

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Will Baru Bian be ousted as Sarawak PKR chief?

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | It seems that since Works Minister Baru Bian’s snubbing of the recent national PKR congress, his political star has started to dim. Things have not been as smooth for him as he would wish them … Continue reading

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