Monthly Archives: February 2021

How Taib Family’s Palm Oil Thugs Enforce ‘Rough Justice’

Sarawak Report The awful scenes of the death of George Floyd opened the eyes of the American public to a brutal reality hidden from normal view – everyone knew it was just one example of how black people have fared … Continue reading

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‘I’m still Sarawakian first, Malaysian second’

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT So, has Muhyiddin Yassin decided to change his position? Is he no longer “a Malay first, Malaysian second” – an infamous statement he made in 2010 when he was deputy prime minister? Launching the National Unity … Continue reading

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‘I was a corrupt politician’ – no such admission yet?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT For me, the Malaysiakini story of the month should go to “Justice gone wrong: Jailed for graft, ex-magistrate shares his story” published on Feb 5. What a refreshing piece it was. For the first time for … Continue reading

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After settling million-ringgit debts, Rina told to explain her source of wealth

A DAP lawmaker has demanded that Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun explains her source of wealth in repaying million-ringgit debts in order to halt a bankruptcy action. In a statement today, DAP’s Canning assemblyperson Jenny Choy raised … Continue reading

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Appreciate the good cops, too

COMMENT By and large, I had had a good working relationship with the police in Sarawak in years gone by. From the late 1970s to early 90s, I would come to know all the Sarawak police commissioners personally from the … Continue reading

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IN PRAISE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

MARTIN JALLEH Dear Mr Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, In keeping with the spirit of the Chinese New Year and with the mutual respect that you spoke of in your CNY message, here’s my bouquet of praises to you. First of … Continue reading

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Retired nun grateful for support to help run charity home

STEPHANIE LEE, The Star KOTA KINABALU: An outpouring of support and assistance continues for Catholic nun Sister Nora @ Mary Annunciata Marcus after news of her solo work housing people with mental and social issues in Tambunan district went viral … Continue reading

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At times, Najib deserves credit too

Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. – Loretta Young, American actress COMMENT Those of us following political development on social media will readily agree that the majority who bother … Continue reading

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‘I will not waste time going out to vote’

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT A senior editor with a publishing house in Kuala Lumpur and a dear friend sent me this message last week. “I am not going to vote when the 15th general election (GE15) is called. All the … Continue reading

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Chorus Of Punctured Egos

Sarawak Report The deluge of pompous outrage and ruffled feathers on display this week from amongst the cream of the KL establishment, accustomed as they are to flattery and fawning, has been quite something. The cause? A memoir by the … Continue reading

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