Category Archives: Radio Free Sarawak

JAMMED OFF AIR! Radio Free Sarawak takes a bow for now

Sarawak Report The multi-award winning Radio Station, Radio Free Sarawak (RFS), has today announced that, after months of deliberate jamming and disruption, it is suspending its shortwave broadcasts. Friday 14th November will be the last shortwave transmission on its 15420 … Continue reading

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Radio Free Sarawak is back after “holiday recess”

Filepix shows Brown and Jaban at their radio station By Yu Ji KUCHING: After a short “holiday,” the controversial Radio Free Sarawak (RFS) is back on the air since stopping abruptly after the May 5 general election. It is scheduled … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Free Sarawak

Public varsity intake not transparent, says Waytha

Opaque selection process for public universities has caused distrust among non-bumiputera students, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy. In a press release today, Waythamoorthy said the student admissions department (UPU) ought to inform the public of … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Radio Free Sarawak

Radio activists channel anger in Sarawak

By Dan Martin It’s 6pm in rural Borneo and Iban tribesman Luang Anak Entiyang springs up to fetch his short-wave radio, tuning in the day’s broadcast of Radio Free Sarawak (RFS) for a dozen fellow villagers. Daylight melts away into … Continue reading

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Why fear ‘naughty’ RFS, Taib?

FMT staff Radio Free Sarawak’s daily two-hour broadcast which is ‘threatening’ Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s administration is relayed in native Iban. KUCHING: Radio Free Sarawak which has come under attack from Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and his beleaguered senior … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Free Sarawak, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite

Battling it out over the Sarawak airwaves

By Edward Stephen Most evenings before 6pm housewife Indai Limau makes sure that dinner is cooked and laid on the table for her husband and their two children. The less urgent chores will have to wait. Precisely at 6pm and … Continue reading

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Papa Orang Utan in person

By Yu Ji PUBLIC perception of Peter John Jaban as a political refugee and the brains behind Radio Free Sarawak does not hold up to scrutiny. Nine days after Jaban went into hiding claiming fear of arrest, I met him … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Free Sarawak, Sarawak

RFS deejay clears the air

By Peter John Jaban One week after the recent debacle with the police in Miri, I am happy to be home, here in Sarawak.  I’ve been resting after going to the ground and planning for the future. I’ve decided that … Continue reading

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Papa Orang Utan makes contact with RFS

Sarawak Report DJ Peter John Jaban has now made contact with his colleagues at RFS.  He called early today and admitted to running away, because he feared he would be hurt if he was questioned by the police. “I can … Continue reading

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RFS deejay in hiding after police questioning

KUALA LUMPUR: Radio Free Sarawak (RFS) clarified today that its presenter Peter John Jaban was not abducted but is in hiding after “being frightened” by police questioning before he “disappeared”. The radio station, known for being critical towards the powerful … Continue reading

Posted in Police, Radio Free Sarawak