Category Archives: PBB

Awang Tengah refutes claims of rift with Abang Johari

<img class=” wp-image-630331″ src=”” alt=”Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan” width=”404″ height=”398″ />Awang Tengah Ali Hasan KUCHING: PBB senior vice-president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan says it is mere public perception that he is not in good terms with … Continue reading

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Nancy will not vote if Hudud Bill is tabled

SUNGAI BESAR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri says she will not attend Parliament on the day that the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Shariah Courts Act 1965, or Act 355, is put to a vote. Nancy … Continue reading

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PBB expected to get lion’s share of new S’wak seats

By Joseph Tawie With the proposed 11 state seats now being displayed, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) – which is the backbone of the state government – is expected to get the lion’s share of the new seats at the … Continue reading

Posted in PBB, Sarawak

BN’s Balingian victory a testament to Melanau unity

A note from Francis Paul Siah Let me say this honestly. I’ve already told my PKR friends before the elections that Balingian is a mountain to climb. However, the positive note from this by-election is that it shows Melanau unity … Continue reading

Posted in PBB, PKR Updates, Sarawak

Taib may opt for Adenan but Abang Johari the popular choice

theantdaily team SARAWAK FOCUS: Some 20 years ago, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud publicly named three people he said he was grooming to succeed him as chief minister one day. The trio are State Housing and Tourism Minister … Continue reading

Posted in PBB, Sarawak, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Taib to execute his latest masterstroke tomorrow?

theantdaily team SARAWAK FOCUS: The guessing game has reached a feverish pitch in Sarawak and by tomorrow (Feb 8), the Land of the Hornbill’s master tactician Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to execute his latest masterstroke. Talk is … Continue reading

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Apologise for sexual harassment, DAP tells BN man

If DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng can apologise for calling his state opposition leader Jahara Hamid a “grandmother”, then Sarawak minister Abang Johari Openg should do the same for remarks that are even more derogatory. Beyond … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PBB

My request to two Sarawak ministers: Stand up and be counted

OUTSPOKEN: Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg is not known to be a petty type of person. He is considered a veteran now having been in politics for more than three decades, a good part of it as a minister in … Continue reading

Posted in PBB, Sarawak

Don’t expect Taib to step down anytime soon

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) is scheduled to hold its party elections in Kuching this weekend (Oct 18-20) but don’t expect fireworks, particularly for its top posts. Party president Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to be … Continue reading

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Race to succeed Taib hots up

theantdaily team KUCHING: The jockeying for the Sarawak Chief Minister’s post has intensified amid talk that long-serving Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is eyeing the governor’s post for retirement. Although the succession issue is not new, political observers expect things … Continue reading

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