Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sarawak Bars Ridhuan Tee From Entering State


Sarawak today prohibited the entry of academician Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah into the state, according to immigration authorities. Mohd Ridhuan was stopped at the Kuching International Airport after he flew in this morning, said Sarawak Immigration deputy director Hamfatullah

Sarawak Bars Ridhuan Tee From Entering State


Sarawak today prohibited the entry of academician Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah into the state, according to immigration authorities. Mohd Ridhuan was stopped at the Kuching International Airport after he flew in this morning, said Sarawak Immigration deputy director Hamfatullah

Sarawakians Are United Despite Differences In Belief, Racial Background – CM


Extremism has no place in Sarawak because its people always respect the religious beliefs of their friends, although they may not believe in the teachings of their friends’ religions, said Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. Adenan said Sarawak

Sarawakians Are United Despite Differences In Belief, Racial Background – CM


Extremism has no place in Sarawak because its people always respect the religious beliefs of their friends, although they may not believe in the teachings of their friends’ religions, said Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. Adenan said Sarawak

Dr Juanda to be Islamic affairs advisor to Head of State?


Rumours have been circulating in the social media that Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya will be appointed as the Islamic affairs advisor to the Head of the State, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, beginning next year. The 43-year-old prominent Islamic scholar will

Dr Juanda to be Islamic affairs advisor to Head of State?


Rumours have been circulating in the social media that Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya will be appointed as the Islamic affairs advisor to the Head of the State, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, beginning next year. The 43-year-old prominent Islamic scholar will

MACC says nothing wrong in Sarawak road projects award


The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it did not find anything wrong in the award of tenders for three infrastructure projects in Sarawak, but said it would welcome new information on the issue. Its investigations department director, Datuk Mohd Jamidan

MACC says nothing wrong in Sarawak road projects award


The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it did not find anything wrong in the award of tenders for three infrastructure projects in Sarawak, but said it would welcome new information on the issue. Its investigations department director, Datuk Mohd Jamidan

Alliance DBS upgrades to ‘buy’ call on Cahya Mata Sarawak


Alliance DBS Research has upgraded its “hold” to a “buy” call on Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) shares with a 12-month target price of RM4.30. In a note today, the research house said the share price has corrected by 25 per

Alliance DBS upgrades to ‘buy’ call on Cahya Mata Sarawak


Alliance DBS Research has upgraded its “hold” to a “buy” call on Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) shares with a 12-month target price of RM4.30. In a note today, the research house said the share price has corrected by 25 per

Adenan’s rise – Sarawak’s story of the year


Hamdan Ismail writes .. When Tan Sri Adenan Satem took up the mantle of leadership as the new chief minister of Sarawak last March, it answered a longstanding question of who replaces Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (now Tun), who

Adenan’s rise – Sarawak’s story of the year


Hamdan Ismail writes .. When Tan Sri Adenan Satem took up the mantle of leadership as the new chief minister of Sarawak last March, it answered a longstanding question of who replaces Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (now Tun), who

Sarawak forest guards to be armed


Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) Sarawak enforcement officers will be equipped with firearms during the course of their duties. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said NREB enforcement officers like the Sarawak Forest Department forest guards,  also faced threats while on duty.

Sarawak forest guards to be armed


Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) Sarawak enforcement officers will be equipped with firearms during the course of their duties. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said NREB enforcement officers like the Sarawak Forest Department forest guards,  also faced threats while on duty.

Book not on local shelves


The much touted book by Bruno Manser Fund director Lukas Straumann “Money Logging” is not available on the local shelves, not here in Kuching nor in Kuala Lumpur where the giant retail book shops are. Available from some local unknown

Book not on local shelves


The much touted book by Bruno Manser Fund director Lukas Straumann “Money Logging” is not available on the local shelves, not here in Kuching nor in Kuala Lumpur where the giant retail book shops are. Available from some local unknown

Sarawak politics bite


Peninsular journalist Joceline Tan from The Star like many of the others had thought that Sarawak politics was predictable, or at least political personalities. In a report of Sunday 14 December, she wrote: The no-frills and no-nonsense style of Sarawak

Sarawak politics bite


Peninsular journalist Joceline Tan from The Star like many of the others had thought that Sarawak politics was predictable, or at least political personalities. In a report of Sunday 14 December, she wrote: The no-frills and no-nonsense style of Sarawak

Stiff penalty on timber theft and smuggling in Sarawak


Sarawak is expected to introduce a new legislation in the next state assembly sitting to impose heavier penalty on timber theft and smuggling, including imprisonment. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said under the current legislation, the penalty only allowed for a

Stiff penalty on timber theft and smuggling in Sarawak


Sarawak is expected to introduce a new legislation in the next state assembly sitting to impose heavier penalty on timber theft and smuggling, including imprisonment. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said under the current legislation, the penalty only allowed for a

Equal effort in eradicating poverty


Since the talk on the climate started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Earth Summit in 1992 and again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, dubbed as the Rio+20 Review, the focus has been on sustainability. Sustainable

Equal effort in eradicating poverty


Since the talk on the climate started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Earth Summit in 1992 and again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, dubbed as the Rio+20 Review, the focus has been on sustainability. Sustainable

Sarawakians attacked


It is not only the small time farmers of the oil palm industry who come under attack but a whole entire state from all stratas – the oil palm farmers right up to the governor. Ultimately, the goal is the

Sarawakians attacked


It is not only the small time farmers of the oil palm industry who come under attack but a whole entire state from all stratas – the oil palm farmers right up to the governor. Ultimately, the goal is the

Sarawak business tycoon denies infidelities


The Shariah High Court today heard the former Sarawak chief minister’s son alleged infidelities when he was still married to his wife Shahnaz Majid, who is now seeking an RM100 million in mutaah as divorce settlement. Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu

Sarawak business tycoon denies infidelities


The Shariah High Court today heard the former Sarawak chief minister’s son alleged infidelities when he was still married to his wife Shahnaz Majid, who is now seeking an RM100 million in mutaah as divorce settlement. Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu

The Peaceful People by Paul Malone


A theme in world history is Europe’s great colonial expansion and the resulting dispossession of indigenous peoples. Regular Canberra Times columnist Paul Malone documents the ironic variation wrought upon Sarawak’s indigenous Penan. They can “fondly recall” the relatively light touch

The Peaceful People by Paul Malone


A theme in world history is Europe’s great colonial expansion and the resulting dispossession of indigenous peoples. Regular Canberra Times columnist Paul Malone documents the ironic variation wrought upon Sarawak’s indigenous Penan. They can “fondly recall” the relatively light touch