Monthly Archives: January 2019

Stop the hypocrisy of banning Israeli athletes, Mahathir told

Gerakan has questioned the hypocrisy of the Malaysian government to ban Israel athletes from competing on Malaysian soil, a move the party said was “shortsighted as sports should be free from politics”. Gerakan vice-president Baljit Singh said the “level of … Continue reading

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When is it a sin to disagree with Mahathir?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Let me be up front, as I always have been. I find the comments from some cabinet ministers, including the prime minister, on the cancelled World Para Swimming Championship careless, nauseating and disgusting. Domestic Trade … Continue reading

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BN’s victory gives Harapan a much-needed jolt

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Three days ago on Jan 23, I shared my thoughts on the Cameron Highlands by-election with some friends, penning this message: “I hope BN wins. Why? “I always look at the candidates, not the party. BN’s … Continue reading

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Sorry, Dr M, you don’t speak for Sarawak this time

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT The times when I disagree with the decisions made by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I am duly mindful that I have to accord him due respect if I wish to confront him, both in speaking and writing. … Continue reading

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Sarawak govt gets another call to let Israeli swimmers in

January 25, 2019 KUCHING: The Movement for Change Sarawak (MoCS) today appealed to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to exercise the state’s immigration autonomy by allowing Israeli swimmers to participate in the upcoming World Para Swimming Championships … Continue reading

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Come on, Malaysia, let’s twist again

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I’m glad that Chubby Checker is still around today. The “king of the twist” in the 1960’s, is 77. Compared to our 93-year-old paramount leader, that’s relatively young. And Checker is still twisting today while … Continue reading

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I would welcome Israeli swimmers to Sarawak

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | So, Malaysia has imposed a blanket ban on all Israelis from participating in the upcoming World Para Swimming Championships. The championships will be held in Sarawak, my dear homeland, from July 29 to Aug 4. … Continue reading

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To me, Tok Guru Nik Aziz is a saint

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Out of the blue, a former classmate whom I have known as a true Malay gentleman and a devout Muslim forwarded an article ‘The Tok Guru I knew’ to me yesterday. It was a pleasant … Continue reading

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Why? Is the cross a jinx?

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | As a writer, religion is a subject I would normally avoid. Why? I have no desire to play God. Period! Haven’t we heard, too, that religion is the main cause of wars, violence and destruction? … Continue reading

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Little Napoleons and civil service dead wood

By Mariam Mohtar COMMENT | The ill-effects of the failed policies of the past are getting more acute. If Pakatan Harapan does not tackle these issues firmly, future generations will suffer worse consequences. These consequences stem from various failures: failure … Continue reading

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