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Adenan’s daughter: Even in his final hours, he still thought of his beloved Sarawak


Even in his last few hours while sleeping on a hospital bed, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic), was constantly thinking of his beloved state. Sarawak’s fifth Chief Minister passed away at the Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre in

Adenan’s daughter: Even in his final hours, he still thought of his beloved Sarawak


Even in his last few hours while sleeping on a hospital bed, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic), was constantly thinking of his beloved state. Sarawak’s fifth Chief Minister passed away at the Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre in

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,

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