Monthly Archives: August 2019

Dilapidated Sarawak schools – shame on you, GPS and Harapan

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I think I want to be a voluntary schoolteacher in Sarawak soon. But wait, I should actually start teaching now because I have a very urgent and important message for students in my class. To … Continue reading

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Lawmakers too slow to tell PM the hard truths

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Some 10 days ago, a Sarawak MP whom I consider a dear friend sent me his press statement ticking off controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik. He said that he would be writing to the prime … Continue reading

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Fellow Sarawakians, let’s be cowards no more

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | On Friday, I received a 2018 video of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, chastising Sabahans and Sarawakians as people fond of taking the easy way out. It came from a journalist via WhatsApp. In the video, the … Continue reading

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Maszlee Malik: The most influential or most destructive minister?

MARIAM MOKHTAR COMMENT | Dr Maszlee Malik (above) has squandered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to radically reform the Malaysian education system. He has the power to influence generations of Malaysians, thus enabling the nation to realise its true potential, and forge … Continue reading

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Dr M, spare Sabah, Sarawak the sermons

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT I have said in the past that when we need to speak up and tell our prime minister some hard truths, we have to do so with respect. It is true that there are some politicians … Continue reading

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Activist accuses Dr M of having ‘Malaysia for Malayans’ mentality

By LARISSA LUMANDAN KUCHING: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Malaysian patriotism among Sarawakians and Sabahans has drawn the scorn of the Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS). The organisation’s founder, Francis Paul Siah, accused the prime minister of hypocrisy, alleging that … Continue reading

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MoCS tells Dr M to practise what he preaches

KUCHING: In response to the prime minister’s call for Sarawakians and Sabahans to think as Malaysians, Movement for Change Sarawak (MoCS) founding chairman Francis Paul Siah said that Dr Mahathir Mohamad should practise what he preaches. Francis Paul Siah (file … Continue reading

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Harapan, don’t bring your problems to Sarawak

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I must applaud Sabah PKR chairperson Christina Liew for taking a firm stand on the khat controversy right from the start. She declared that khat would not be taught in Sabah schools, even before the federal … Continue reading

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When journalists and their kids go hungry

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Last month, I received an email from a former media colleague who asked me whether a person sharing my surname, whom he got acquainted with recently, was related to me. He told me he was in … Continue reading

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The strange case of two missing Sarawakian soldiers

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Corporal David Edmund, 29, and Lance Corporal Moses Logers, 25, were discovered missing on July 19 while on duty on Pulau Perak. Edmund and Logers were both attached to the Fourth Battalion of the Royal … Continue reading

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