Monthly Archives: January 2021

MY EARNEST APPEAL TO SARAWAK POLITICIANS

Francis Paul Siah writes… I wish to appeal to Sarawak politicians from both sides to stop taking pot shots at each other. Politics should not be about gunning each other down all the time. Bear in mind that no one … Continue reading

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Sarawak should appeal to lift emergency

Covid-19 has been used to justify Parliament being delayed, shortened and void of any debates. Now it is to justify declaring a state of emergency. But the power and authority in today’s government have been adequate to deal with the … Continue reading

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TIME FOR MUHYIDDIN TO STEP DOWN

We are facing two major crises – a seemingly unbeatable devil virus in front and extreme political tension lurking behind. Both just refuse to go away. We need a new leader, a more capable prime minister and one made of … Continue reading

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Two weeks on, but emergency not helping the pandemic

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT By and large, Malaysians have been obediently and responsibly adhering to the standard operating procedures and directives from the health authorities. I have stated elsewhere that if we get infected, we have no one to blame … Continue reading

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Ministers, YBs should take a hefty pay cut

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT I have been waiting for quite a while to touch on this subject and was hoping someone in power would have the right sense and decency (not for political expediency) to make the first move. So, … Continue reading

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SDMC makes the right moves

I have refrained from returning to Sarawak over the past four months because like a “good, obedient boy”, I am listening to the advice and instruction from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Sarawakians living outside the state have been … Continue reading

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O ye hypocrites, listen to Sultan Nazrin

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT No, we do not need a PhD – the kind espoused by Umno’s Ahmad Maslan – to understand that hypocrisy is also arrogance and tyranny posing as righteousness. I believe that most of us don’t just … Continue reading

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Former lord president Salleh Abas dies

“You will always be remembered for your courage and integrity. A Malaysian worthy of admiration and veneration. May you rest in peace, sir.” “A man of honour. Respect to a great servant of the country. His controversial removal in 1988 … Continue reading

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PM is not sick, Malaysians are sick

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT I am not just being diplomatic or masquerading niceties. I honestly believe that even if we do not support Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, none of us would wish to see him stricken with health issues. That … Continue reading

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Listen to the cries of the suicidal

Needless to say, it is very sad and depressing to hear of suicide cases. Many of us will never be able to comprehend why those driven to suicide find life so meaningless and not worth living. Perhaps suicide is now … Continue reading

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