Category Archives: Sarawak

Sarawak BN objections may doom Act 355

 By Terence Netto COMMENT Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could not have reckoned with the objections of BN component parties in Sabah and Sarawak to Act 355 when he announced last November that Umno would “take over” PAS president Hadi … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament, Religion, Sarawak

Kit Siang on Hadi’s bill: Are Sarawak leaders anti-Islam too?

KUALA LUMPUR: If those who reject PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s bill to amend the Shariah Act are anti-Islam, then are Sarawak Muslim leaders also against the religion? This was the question posed by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, who … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PAS, Religion, Sarawak

MACC detains 10 in Sarawak immigration crackdown

The suspects, aged between 33 and 53, are believed to have received between RM200 and RM5,000 each to turn a blind eye to the presence of the illegal immigrants. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained 10 Immigration … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Sarawak

By-election brings RM1.5 billion windfall to Tanjong Datu

Patrick (centre) speaks at the press conference. KUCHING: The people of Tanjong Datu are enjoying a windfall of up to RM1.5 billion in development projects, which are election campaign promises made by the federal and state governments. Making the claim … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Masing: BN will crack if Umno tables Act 355 amendment

  KUCHING: The insistence of Umno to table PAS initiated amendment to Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in Parliament could cause cracks in the BN coalition, warned PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing. He said … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Sarawak

The politics behind Pan Borneo Highway

COMMENT From outcasts to victims of genocide – that is how Putrajaya made a U-turn on the Rohingya issue before going on to politicise their ordeal. Now, the government is doing it again – this time to the people of … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Sarawakian native landowners routinely face threats from thugs, UN rapporteur told

Peter John Jaban represents SADIA in submitting the report to the UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur. — Picture courtesy of Peter John Jaban KUCHING, Dec 7 ― Frustrated at the lack of action, several … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak