Category Archives: Sarawak

Don’t take Sabah, Sarawak for a ride again

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Why is the proposed MA63 amendment bill, to be tabled for second reading in Parliament on Tuesday, crucial? Because it affects the spirit and sanctity of our nationhood and the future of all Malaysians, from … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, Sarawak

Why is Jeffrey Kitingan barred from entering Sarawak?

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | Let me get straight to the point. I have a serious question for my chief minister, Abang Johari Openg. Why is Sabah opposition leader Dr Jeffrey Kitingan barred from entering Sarawak? Until last Monday, I … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, Sarawak

I am a Sarawakian and I am ‘bodoh’

By Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | “Orang Sarawak bukan bodoh, kata ketua menterinya” (The people of Sarawak are not fools, says Sarawak chief minister) was the header in many Bahasa Malaysia newspapers and news portals a week ago. This proud … Continue reading

Posted in Abang Johari, MoCS (Sarawak), Sarawak | 1 Comment

Why national dailies have to concede defeat in East M’sia

By Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Abang Openg still enjoys reading newspapers, including national dailies, and prefers to go through them whenever he is in the office every morning. His staff will ensure that the … Continue reading

Posted in Media, MoCS (Sarawak), Sabah, Sarawak

Are Sabahans, Sarawakians, only good as No 2?

By Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Last week, newly-minted Sabah Pakatan Harapan chairperson Christina Liew proudly declared that a second deputy prime minister’s post will be created for Sabah and Sarawak if Harapan wins the forthcoming 14th general election. Liew … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Harapan, Sabah, Sarawak

Barring Dr M from entering S’wak would be a ‘mortal sin’

By Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | At long last, former premier and Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be stepping onto Sarawak soil again. He is scheduled to speak at a Pakatan Harapan event in Kuching on Sept 24. … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad, MoCS (Sarawak), Sarawak

Red lights are blinking on Sarawak’s rabies outbreak

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | The fifth rabies victim from Serian died at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on July 23. Tinding Lambang, 52, from Kampung Remun, succumbed to rabies encephalomyelitis after he was bitten by a dog in early … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Sarawak

5 facts you didn’t know about the Malaysia Agreement

   Shortly after the Federal Government’s announcement of tourism tax that’s slated to take effect in July, the Sarawak state government made a surprise move by withdrawing its state representative from the Malaysian Tourism Board with immediate effect. This move … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Sabah, Sarawak

DAP’s Dr Ting disqualified as Pujut rep

KUCHING: The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has disqualified DAP’s Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon (pix) from being a member as he had previously acquired Australian citizenship. A motion by International Trade and E-Commerce Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh to … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, 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