Monthly Archives: October 2019

MoCS: Anwar’s instruction on Bahasa Melayu ‘silly and absurd’

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH MoCS wishes to inform PKR president Anwar Ibrahim that his instruction for all government events and press conferences to be conducted in Bahasa Melayu is “plain silly and absurd”. First of all, we have to seriously ask … Continue reading

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Lame-duck PM: Yet another Dr Mahathir ‘excuse’?

FARNCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Anwar Ibrahim has been at his best behaviour of late. I believe we can all see that. This is the new Anwar, not the rabble-rouser of the past. He has been nice, courteous and civil towards … Continue reading

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Kit Siang suggests White Paper on terror includes IUMS, implicates Hadi

Lim Kit Siang has agreed with PAS’ proposal for a White Paper to be tabled in Parliament on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) following the arrests of two DAP politicians accused of attempting to revive the defunct movement. … Continue reading

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PRAYER YES, ACTION TOO. A Sunday sharing

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH No one, including atheists, should underestimate the power of prayer. As a Catholic/Christian, I wouldn’t. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and those of other faith also consider prayer a powerful intercession. Muslims are also exhorted to pray five times … Continue reading

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Why such a lavish governor’s birthday do in such trying times?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH Below is my response to a discourse on Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud in a group chat. Although I have been up against Taib Mahmud aka ‘White Termite’ for years, I must still say this – at least, … Continue reading

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‘We, Sarawak Malays, are already a dignified race’

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | For obvious reasons, I have refrained from obtaining feedback from non-Malay friends in Sarawak on the Malay Dignity Congress that was held in Shah Alam on Sunday, Oct 6. I have heard enough from Chinese … Continue reading

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Dr M, party-hopping is not acceptable. Period!

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Let me get straight to the point. I have this message for our dear prime minister. Dear Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I find great difficulty in comprehending your recent thoughts that party-hopping is acceptable “[…] if … Continue reading

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‘Negaraku’ – Is Malaysia really mine?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Sarawak state minister Abdul Karim Hamzah came down hard on a group of individuals who disrespected the national anthem by refusing to stand when it was played at a function in Kuching last week. Among … Continue reading

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Are Malaysians that saintly and pious?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | I usually avoid writing on the subject of religion because any discourse on religion will be a never-ending one. Even eminent theologians have advised that no one should play God because religion is something personal … Continue reading

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No handover date, expect ‘old dictator’ murmurs, Sarawak activist tells Dr M

LARISSA LUMANDAN KUCHING: A Sarawak activist has questioned the excuse given by Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he needs more time to fix the country’s economy before handing over power to Anwar Ibrahim. Francis Paul Siah, who heads the Movement for … Continue reading

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