Monthly Archives: May 2019

Ditching Jeyakumar in Sg Siput a mistake

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Firstly, I must defend Malaysiakini for publishing the alleged sexual harassment case involving Sungai Siput MP S Kesavan. Some readers had chided Malaysiakini for reporting on the case, saying that it was not newsworthy. I … Continue reading

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Why is DAP unusually quiet?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I believe other political observers can readily agree with this opener: in the DAP, what party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party veteran Lim Kit Siang say carry the ultimate weight for the party. Some … Continue reading

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Dr M or Anwar should take over education portfolio

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | The writing is clear on the wall. Education Minister Maszlee Malik must go. If he is not prepared to resign voluntarily, which an honourable man should do, then he must be sacked. Is this another … Continue reading

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Maszlee keeps on goofing – big time

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Over lunch with a Pakatan Harapan leader from Sarawak last Tuesday, our conversation drifted to the performance of cabinet ministers over the past year. We noted what Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said – the prime … Continue reading

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If Taib is clean, then Najib must be a saint

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | It was a coincidence. On the same day that I mentioned Abdul Taib Mahmud in an article on the Sandakan by-election, Malaysiakini ran a story quoting the Sarawak governor’s press secretary, Jameson Ahip Nawie, as … Continue reading

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No easy ride for DAP in Sandakan

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT The late Stephen Wong won the Sandakan seat in GE14 with a runaway majority of more than 10,000 votes. The grieving daughter, Vivian (above, wearing cap), might not have it that easy on May 11. However, … Continue reading

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How PBB can succeed by learning from Umno’s failure

Robin Augustin PETALING JAYA: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, the lynchpin of the Sarawak state government, needs a “serious internal cleansing” if it hopes to remain in power after the next state election, says a Sarawak-based civil society organisation. Francis Paul … Continue reading

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