Monthly Archives: April 2020

Abang Jo was right to keep Rohingyas out of Sarawak

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT On the Rohingya issue, I have to give credit to my Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg. He had made the right call. In 2017, when Malaysia started to accept Rohingya refugees, Abang Jo shut Sarawak’s doors … Continue reading

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Does Muhyiddin have a parliamentary majority?

WONG CHIN HUAT COMMENT In theory, yes, but Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is acting as if he does not command a majority.  His behaviour is like a delinquent student who fears the discipline master and wants the morning assembly to … Continue reading

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Dirty, cheap Malaysians who steal food from the needy

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT  I am totally disgusted and very, very angry. There are actually heartless Malaysians stealing from the poor and needy. This is really sick to the core. And what do they steal? Food, people. Food, glorious food! … Continue reading

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If lawmakers can’t step up now, then step down at the next polls

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT For those of us political observers who watch the political developments in the country closely, nothing politicians do or say should surprise us at all. Why, even the government most of us voted for in 2018 … Continue reading

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Urban poverty – it’s real, it’s harsh and it’s extreme!

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT What a coincidence. Just as I was about to write this piece on urban poverty, I received a very riveting video on the state of homelessness in Los Angeles, California – the well-known county in America … Continue reading

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A mortal sin to steal Covid-19 aid for the poor

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT A few days after some five-star hotels in the Klang Valley had agreed to let their premises be used as quarantine centres, a friend suggested that “it will be interesting to find out how much these … Continue reading

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In defence of Dr Noor Hisham and MOH

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT At a difficult time like now, perhaps it’s good and helpful to bear in mind these two familiar quotes: “There’s a place and time for everything and everyone. Don’t try to force into your life what’s … Continue reading

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A layman’s Covid-19 ‘homily’ on Holy Week

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT We are now in the Holy Week. The Holy Week, which is the culmination of the 40-day Lenten period, is the most solemn period for Christians who celebrate the sacred mysteries of Christ’s passion, death and … Continue reading

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Politicians should halt their cheap publicity stunts

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT On March 30, I posted this message in a Facebook thread: “Let me implore all our politicians to cut their cheap publicity stunts by advertising their photos and names on Covid-19 relief items. Many ordinary folks … Continue reading

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