Monthly Archives: May 2020

PAS’ call to ban alcohol ‘ridiculous and nonsensical’ – MoCS

News Desk KUCHING: Movement for Change Sarawak (MoCS) has described a proposal by Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad to suspend production and sale of alcohol as “ridiculous and nonsensical”. “Banning all sales and licences of alcohol beverages … Continue reading

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Ban alcohol. Try calling to ban ‘tuak’ during Gawai! Just try, PAS!

I challenge PAS Information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad 👆 to tell the Sarawak Government to ban “tuak” during the coming Gawai Dayak festival. If you are not up to it, Kamaruzaman, then use your brain the next time you ask to … Continue reading

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Well, Muhyiddin, is it all worth it now?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT There is always a time for some serious reflection or some prefer to call it recollection. Each one of us must have gone through that process of reviewing our achievements and failures in life at one … Continue reading

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Special envoys – what are their job scopes?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Since Perikatan Nasional came into power on March 1, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed three special envoys. PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was the first to be appointed (read “rewarded”) in early April, followed by … Continue reading

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Four states down, three more to go

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Johor, Perak, Malacca and Kedah have fallen. That’s four down. Should anyone be surprised that Negri Sembilan, Sabah and Selangor are on Perikatan Nasional’s next “hit list”? That’s three more to go. ‘Tis the season for … Continue reading

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Did Tommy Thomas resign too abruptly in Feb?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Tommy Thomas has explained himself succinctly that he did not agree to a settlement with film producer Riza Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges related to 1MDB funds and described claims that he agreed as a … Continue reading

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Mukhriz Mahathir has to step out of his father’s shadow

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT It has been said that “A son may outgrow a father’s lap, but never his heart.” Indeed, a father’s love is eternal. For most of us growing up, dad would ensure that we have enough to … Continue reading

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If Azmin Ali is PM, game over for Malaysia!

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Has Azmin Ali been unfairly vilified by the media? His acolytes and supporters would think so. But the majority of Malaysians know better. No, I don’t think the media has crucified him. Even if some journalists … Continue reading

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Asia Watch: They said it

March 4, 2020 | Michael Shannon Reflexive hostility towards Israel and sympathy for the Palestinians has been institutionalised into the foreign policies of Malaysia and, in a different way, Indonesia for several decades. Whenever the Israeli-Palestinian issue flares into the … Continue reading

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Banks must be quick to act on scam tip-offs

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT About 10 days ago, I received an appeal for help from a foreign student via WhatsApp. He told me he was from a neighbouring country and has been studying in Malaysia for the past two years. … Continue reading

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