Monthly Archives: March 2019

When a Sarawak minister responds swiftly…

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Sarawak Minister for Local Government and Housing Dr Sim Kui Hian is among friends and associates whom I regularly share my thoughts and views on current issues with. I did so with my March 19 … Continue reading

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Gov’t not considering ‘self-determination’ for Sabah, S’wak. Jeffrey Kitingan the only MP who is consistent on MA63

A NOTE FROM FRANCIS PAUL SIAH : Dr Jeffrey Kitingan is the only MP asking a straight forward question in Parliament on MA63. Other MPs from Sarawak and Sabah, whether from Pakatan Harapan or GPS, never had the courage to … Continue reading

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‘No gifts’ good, but Harapan needs a ‘no frills’ policy too

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | It’s well and good that the Pakatan Harapan government has initiated a ‘no gift’ policy – with the exception of flowers, fruits and food – throughout the cabinet and the civil service. This policy, enforced … Continue reading

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Zakir Naik, don’t bring your poison to Sarawak

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | When controversial preacher Zakir Naik (above) attempted to conduct his activities in Penang last month, he was told he had to apply for permission to do so as he was considered an outside preacher. Penang … Continue reading

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I fear for Sarawak

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | It was a sad Friday indeed when 49 innocent people lost their lives in New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting which prime minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. We all mourn together with the loved ones … Continue reading

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My sympathy goes to Dr Streram

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Let me declare, at the outset, that I do not know Dr S Streram personally. I have never met him. Before GE14 and his subsequent court challenge for being denied entry into the nomination centre, … Continue reading

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I love frog legs, but loathe two-legged frogs

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I believe many of you love frog legs. I do too. Frog legs are a smooth light white meat that can take on great flavours if marinated or seasoned properly. Frog legs are among the … Continue reading

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MA63: Talk, talk and talk, with no results!

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Is Sarawak rich or poor? My chief minister, Abang Johari Openg, has an answer to that. “People say we are the third richest after Selangor and Wilayah. Yet inwardly, we are poor. This is something … Continue reading

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A reflection on the passing of PBDS Baru president Cobbold John

Francis Paul Siah Sad to hear of the passing of Cobbold John from a heart attack in his Kuala Lumpur home this morning. He was 57. On behalf of all MoCS Fellows, I send our deepest sympathies and condolences to … Continue reading

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Re-inserted: MoCS Petition to the Prime Minister to Remove Dr Maszlee Malik as Education Minister

From Francis Paul Siah MoCS has been informed that many are not aware of this petition which kicked off on Dec 25 last year. It was online for two weeks. Following requests to publish it again, here it is. MoCS … Continue reading

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