Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved


Clare Rewcastle of Sarawak Report, in her recent attacks on me, shows that she won’t accept that there could be people who don’t buy her stories, the forgeries and the exaggerations, yet who care deeply about what is being done,

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved


Clare Rewcastle of Sarawak Report, in her recent attacks on me, shows that she won’t accept that there could be people who don’t buy her stories, the forgeries and the exaggerations, yet who care deeply about what is being done,

Cahya Mata Sarawak year-on-year pre-tax profit up 16 per cent to RM341 million


Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS), the Sarawak’s leading infrastructure facilitator, has delivered a strong performance for the financial year ended December 31, 2014 (FY14). The Group reported a total revenue of RM1.67 billion for FY2014, an 18 per cent increase

Cahya Mata Sarawak year-on-year pre-tax profit up 16 per cent to RM341 million


Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS), the Sarawak’s leading infrastructure facilitator, has delivered a strong performance for the financial year ended December 31, 2014 (FY14). The Group reported a total revenue of RM1.67 billion for FY2014, an 18 per cent increase

A year on, critics soften up to Sarawak CM Adenan


When outgoing Sarawak chief minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud named close confidante and former brother-in-law Tan Sri Adenan Satem as his successor, sceptics were quick to believe that he would be a puppet and subservient to his powerful predecessor. Malay

A year on, critics soften up to Sarawak CM Adenan


When outgoing Sarawak chief minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud named close confidante and former brother-in-law Tan Sri Adenan Satem as his successor, sceptics were quick to believe that he would be a puppet and subservient to his powerful predecessor. Malay

Sarawak, a model for peaceful pluralism


FOR the second time in less than six months, Sarawak Chief Minis­ter Tan Sri Adenan Satem assured the Chinese in the state they belong where they are,  have a legitimate right to that belonging, and merit a role in deepening the bond through stronger participa­tion in the state’s governance. Terrence Netto of The Malay Mail writes: In September last year, Adenan, who took over from Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud as chief minister earlier in the year, told a con­vention of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) that he rejected any attempt to label the community as pendatang, the term Malay chauvinists use to es­trange non­Malays from the land of their birth, loyalty and toil. On that occasion he used “crap” four times to convey his disdain for the arguments used to justify the application of the label to the Chinese. This time round, in extending Lunar New Year greetings, Ad­enan elaborated on the case for Chinese legitimacy in contraven­tion to attempts to label them as aliens. He adverted to their role in business and economic develop­ ment, which he said were crucial to the development of the state. He thanked the business com­munity for its role in building the state’s economy. Essentially, his remarks were the same as those he aired at the

Sarawak, a model for peaceful pluralism


FOR the second time in less than six months, Sarawak Chief Minis­ter Tan Sri Adenan Satem assured the Chinese in the state they belong where they are,  have a legitimate right to that belonging, and merit a role in deepening the bond through stronger participa­tion in the state’s governance. Terrence Netto of The Malay Mail writes: In September last year, Adenan, who took over from Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud as chief minister earlier in the year, told a con­vention of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) that he rejected any attempt to label the community as pendatang, the term Malay chauvinists use to es­trange non­Malays from the land of their birth, loyalty and toil. On that occasion he used “crap” four times to convey his disdain for the arguments used to justify the application of the label to the Chinese. This time round, in extending Lunar New Year greetings, Ad­enan elaborated on the case for Chinese legitimacy in contraven­tion to attempts to label them as aliens. He adverted to their role in business and economic develop­ ment, which he said were crucial to the development of the state. He thanked the business com­munity for its role in building the state’s economy. Essentially, his remarks were the same as those he aired at the

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Adenan gets thumbs-up from LDP chief


Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Teo Chee Kang gave his thumbs-up to Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem for acknowledging that Malaysian Chinese are not ‘pendatang’ (immigrant) in his recent Chinese New Year message, as concurred and

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Adenan gets thumbs-up from LDP chief


Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Teo Chee Kang gave his thumbs-up to Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem for acknowledging that Malaysian Chinese are not ‘pendatang’ (immigrant) in his recent Chinese New Year message, as concurred and

SPDP wants only candidates from BN component parties for state elections


The Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) wants winnable candidates to represent Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming 11th state election to be picked from among its component parties. SPDP president, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing stressed that this was enshrined in

SPDP wants only candidates from BN component parties for state elections


The Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) wants winnable candidates to represent Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming 11th state election to be picked from among its component parties. SPDP president, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing stressed that this was enshrined in

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Not my intention to hurt Shahnaz, says Taib Mahmud’s son in divorce trial


Businessman Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib told the Shariah Court that he did not know if his ex-wife Shahnaz Majid remained single since their divorce in May 2011. He disagreed with her lawyer, Akbardin Abdul Kader, that she

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Not my intention to hurt Shahnaz, says Taib Mahmud’s son in divorce trial


Businessman Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib told the Shariah Court that he did not know if his ex-wife Shahnaz Majid remained single since their divorce in May 2011. He disagreed with her lawyer, Akbardin Abdul Kader, that she

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More Chinese companies coming to Sarawak


LIU Quan brought with him 30 years of experience when he took office as the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Kuching. This Beijing-born diplomat’s foreign service started as early as 1985, after graduating from the University of

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More Chinese companies coming to Sarawak


LIU Quan brought with him 30 years of experience when he took office as the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Kuching. This Beijing-born diplomat’s foreign service started as early as 1985, after graduating from the University of

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SEB ups its ‘Green’ initiatives with Nissan Leaf electric vehicles


Sarawak Energy (SEB) yesterday launched its first batch of Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EV) for the company’s corporate use as part of its sustainable initiatives. SEB chief executive officer Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit said the EVs would play an integral

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SEB ups its ‘Green’ initiatives with Nissan Leaf electric vehicles


Sarawak Energy (SEB) yesterday launched its first batch of Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EV) for the company’s corporate use as part of its sustainable initiatives. SEB chief executive officer Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit said the EVs would play an integral

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Taib’s lawyers deny ‘bullying BBC’ allegation


Mishcon De Reya’s letter to the BBC merely sought the right of reply, reports James Sivalingam of Free Malaysia Today. The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into

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Taib’s lawyers deny ‘bullying BBC’ allegation


Mishcon De Reya’s letter to the BBC merely sought the right of reply, reports James Sivalingam of Free Malaysia Today. The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into

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Adenan Wants Federal Government To Priorise Sarawak Infrastructure Projects


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem wants the federal government to give priority to the implementation of infrastructure projects in Sarawak which still lags behind other states in the peninsular. He hoped that major state projects requested under the

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Adenan Wants Federal Government To Priorise Sarawak Infrastructure Projects


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem wants the federal government to give priority to the implementation of infrastructure projects in Sarawak which still lags behind other states in the peninsular. He hoped that major state projects requested under the

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Save Rivers Network advocates micro, mini HEP dams


Save Rivers Network stated yesterday that it was not against the construction of hydroelectric power (HEP) dams but advocates micro and mini HEP dams that could still produce enough energy to power the state’s industrialisation programme. Borneo Post OnLine in

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Save Rivers Network advocates micro, mini HEP dams


Save Rivers Network stated yesterday that it was not against the construction of hydroelectric power (HEP) dams but advocates micro and mini HEP dams that could still produce enough energy to power the state’s industrialisation programme. Borneo Post OnLine in

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Fighting to save rainforests, Sarawak CM says slashing logging, land clearing permits


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today a cut in the number of licenses for timber and land clearing activities that are rapidly decimating one of the world’s oldest rainforests. MalayMail Online Sulok Tawie reports: In a major

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Fighting to save rainforests, Sarawak CM says slashing logging, land clearing permits


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today a cut in the number of licenses for timber and land clearing activities that are rapidly decimating one of the world’s oldest rainforests. MalayMail Online Sulok Tawie reports: In a major

Sarawak BN needs to fix internal issues before next state election, say pundits


While Sarawak’s new chief minister appears to have done well to neutralise some of the opposition’s “ammunition” against Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling coalition’s preparation for the state election is not without obstacles. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan

Sarawak BN needs to fix internal issues before next state election, say pundits


While Sarawak’s new chief minister appears to have done well to neutralise some of the opposition’s “ammunition” against Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling coalition’s preparation for the state election is not without obstacles. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan

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Five new flood centres opened in Sarawak, says Bernama


The number of victims relocated to relief centres in three divisions of Sarawak increased further, as five more centres were opened tonight. According to the state’s National Security Council spokesman, three of the centres were opened in the Betong division,

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Five new flood centres opened in Sarawak, says Bernama


The number of victims relocated to relief centres in three divisions of Sarawak increased further, as five more centres were opened tonight. According to the state’s National Security Council spokesman, three of the centres were opened in the Betong division,

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Wargana Group donates RM87,000 to Penan development committee


The Murum Penan Development Committee (MPDC) recently received RM87,000 from Wargana Group as part of the corporation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to help the Penans living in the Murum hydroelectric dam resettlement area. Wargana Group is one of the

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Wargana Group donates RM87,000 to Penan development committee


The Murum Penan Development Committee (MPDC) recently received RM87,000 from Wargana Group as part of the corporation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to help the Penans living in the Murum hydroelectric dam resettlement area. Wargana Group is one of the