Category Archives: Socio Politics

Sarawak Report’s claims against PM nothing but lies, says former editor


A former editor of the Sarawak Tribune has claimed that Clare Rewcastle-Brown will stop at nothing to bring down the country’s leader. NST’s Goh Pei Pei reports: Lester Melanyi said recent allegations hurled against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak

Sarawak Report’s claims against PM nothing but lies, says former editor


A former editor of the Sarawak Tribune has claimed that Clare Rewcastle-Brown will stop at nothing to bring down the country’s leader. NST’s Goh Pei Pei reports: Lester Melanyi said recent allegations hurled against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak

Sarawak acquires Bakun Dam from Putrajaya for RM2.5b


Malaysia’s biggest hydroelectric project will now pass directly into the Sarawak government’s hands. Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg announced today his government’s acquisition of the controversial Bakun Dam from the federal government at a cost of

Sarawak acquires Bakun Dam from Putrajaya for RM2.5b


Malaysia’s biggest hydroelectric project will now pass directly into the Sarawak government’s hands. Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg announced today his government’s acquisition of the controversial Bakun Dam from the federal government at a cost of

Tanjung Datu in for more progress, says Najib


Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is confident that Jamilah Anu from Barisan Nasional, who won the Tanjong Datu by-election today, will bring in more progress and continuous development to the constituency. Commenting on her landslide victory, he said Jamilah was

Tanjung Datu in for more progress, says Najib


Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is confident that Jamilah Anu from Barisan Nasional, who won the Tanjong Datu by-election today, will bring in more progress and continuous development to the constituency. Commenting on her landslide victory, he said Jamilah was

Adenan’s widow is BN’s choice for Tanjong Datu by-election


Jamilah Anu, the widow of the late Sarawak chief minister Adenan Satem, is BN’s candidate for the upcoming Tanjong Datu by-election. MalaysiaKini reports: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said Jamilah, a 62-year-old mother of two, is a familiar face among

Adenan’s widow is BN’s choice for Tanjong Datu by-election


Jamilah Anu, the widow of the late Sarawak chief minister Adenan Satem, is BN’s candidate for the upcoming Tanjong Datu by-election. MalaysiaKini reports: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said Jamilah, a 62-year-old mother of two, is a familiar face among

Sarawak might witness new political landscape


If the applications of the nine state assemblymen (including one state assemblywomen) to join Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) are approved, Sarawak might witness a new political landscape with PBB emerging as the dominant party. The nine are Rosey Yunus

Sarawak might witness new political landscape


If the applications of the nine state assemblymen (including one state assemblywomen) to join Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) are approved, Sarawak might witness a new political landscape with PBB emerging as the dominant party. The nine are Rosey Yunus

Today is nomination day for Sarawak’s biggest ever state election


Nomination for the 11th Sarawak State Election starts today at 9am with contests expected for all 82 state seats. Billed as the biggest state election in the history of Sarawak, candidates will file their nomination forms at 82 nomination centres

Today is nomination day for Sarawak’s biggest ever state election


Nomination for the 11th Sarawak State Election starts today at 9am with contests expected for all 82 state seats. Billed as the biggest state election in the history of Sarawak, candidates will file their nomination forms at 82 nomination centres

EC notified of Sarawak Legislative Assembly dissolution on April 11


The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has notified the Election Commission of its dissolution on April 11 to pave the way for the 11th state election. Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said he had sent a letter dated April 1,

EC notified of Sarawak Legislative Assembly dissolution on April 11


The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has notified the Election Commission of its dissolution on April 11 to pave the way for the 11th state election. Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said he had sent a letter dated April 1,

Sarawak assembly to dissolve April 11, paving way for elections


The Sarawak state assembly will be dissolved on April 11 to pave way for the 11th state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today. Adenan said he met with Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud this morning, when the

Sarawak assembly to dissolve April 11, paving way for elections


The Sarawak state assembly will be dissolved on April 11 to pave way for the 11th state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today. Adenan said he met with Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud this morning, when the

Sarawak to announce abolishment of quit rent next month


The state government will announce the abolishment of several quit rent charges in Sarawak by the middle of next month. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said abolishing quit rents was one of the many efforts being considered by the

Sarawak to announce abolishment of quit rent next month


The state government will announce the abolishment of several quit rent charges in Sarawak by the middle of next month. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said abolishing quit rents was one of the many efforts being considered by the

Sarawak gearing up for polls


THE difference between Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, even when compared to Sabah, is quite apparent. The racial and religious harmony present in the Land of Hornbills since time immemorial is sacrosanct to Sarawakians. Moreover, the political environment as well as

Sarawak gearing up for polls


THE difference between Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, even when compared to Sabah, is quite apparent. The racial and religious harmony present in the Land of Hornbills since time immemorial is sacrosanct to Sarawakians. Moreover, the political environment as well as

A record of untrue stories – The Case Of Clare Rewcastle


On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Malaysian Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali dismissed as false allegations that a donation to PM Najib Razak had come from state fund 1MDB. In fact, the investigation concluded it had come from the Saudi Royal

A record of untrue stories – The Case Of Clare Rewcastle


On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Malaysian Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali dismissed as false allegations that a donation to PM Najib Razak had come from state fund 1MDB. In fact, the investigation concluded it had come from the Saudi Royal

Sarawak Report – A one-trick pony


Sarawak Report’s real agenda, which was to make Baru Bian the new Sarawak Chief Minister, surfaced when Clare Rewcastle Brown quarrelled with Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar decided that the head of PKR Sarawak should be a Muslim. Baru Bian was a

Sarawak Report – A one-trick pony


Sarawak Report’s real agenda, which was to make Baru Bian the new Sarawak Chief Minister, surfaced when Clare Rewcastle Brown quarrelled with Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar decided that the head of PKR Sarawak should be a Muslim. Baru Bian was a

Sarawak hoping to see more investment from Singapore – Adenan


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the state government would like to see more Singaporean investment in Sarawak in the near future. He said Sarawak’s economy has develop and expanded, as a result Sarawak has strong economy and is the third

Sarawak hoping to see more investment from Singapore – Adenan


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the state government would like to see more Singaporean investment in Sarawak in the near future. He said Sarawak’s economy has develop and expanded, as a result Sarawak has strong economy and is the third

‘5.9 quake nothing to dams’


All of Sarawak’s dams would have withstood the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Ra­­nau in Sabah and continued operating without a hitch. Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) chief executive Datuk Torstein Dale Sjot­veit gave this assurance at a press conference called to

‘5.9 quake nothing to dams’


All of Sarawak’s dams would have withstood the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Ra­­nau in Sabah and continued operating without a hitch. Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) chief executive Datuk Torstein Dale Sjot­veit gave this assurance at a press conference called to

Clare Rewcastle Brown is wrong again about the “Phantom”


All along we have been saying that Clare Brown is a liar. She is pretender. The fact that she writes in the name of Sarawak is a camouflage of her true self; she is ignorant about Sarawak and having to

Clare Rewcastle Brown is wrong again about the “Phantom”


All along we have been saying that Clare Brown is a liar. She is pretender. The fact that she writes in the name of Sarawak is a camouflage of her true self; she is ignorant about Sarawak and having to

Government guarantees rights of workers: Sarawak Chief Minister


The rights of workers in the country are guaranteed under Malaysia’s efforts to achieve the developed nation status under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said, with this in

Government guarantees rights of workers: Sarawak Chief Minister


The rights of workers in the country are guaranteed under Malaysia’s efforts to achieve the developed nation status under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said, with this in

Adenan addresses issues close to Sarawakians’ hearts


In a speech lasting almost three hours, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic) made a slew of announcements including cheaper electricity, abolishment of bridge toll charges in Sibu and even hit out at underperforming federal agencies. Winding up

Adenan addresses issues close to Sarawakians’ hearts


In a speech lasting almost three hours, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic) made a slew of announcements including cheaper electricity, abolishment of bridge toll charges in Sibu and even hit out at underperforming federal agencies. Winding up

My divorce case a global conspiracy: Taib’s son


Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, son of Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, has threatened legal action over media reports on assets and wealth attributed to him or his father which he claims are untrue. Testifying at the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court

My divorce case a global conspiracy: Taib’s son


Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, son of Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, has threatened legal action over media reports on assets and wealth attributed to him or his father which he claims are untrue. Testifying at the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court

Adenan says Sarawak BN’s stance against hudud is clear


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today was non-committal over the proposal to table a motion, requested by the opposition, to declare that hudud would not be implemented in the state. Malaysian Insider Desmond Davidson has this report: “We’ll

Adenan says Sarawak BN’s stance against hudud is clear


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today was non-committal over the proposal to table a motion, requested by the opposition, to declare that hudud would not be implemented in the state. Malaysian Insider Desmond Davidson has this report: “We’ll

Sarawak Government To Have Guidelines On Proposed Implementation Of Indonesian Schools


The Sarawak government will come out with guidelines for the proposed implementation of Indonesian schools and Community Learning Centre (CLC) for children of migrant and expatriates in the state. Sarawak Welfare, Women and Family Development minister Fatimah Abdullah said the

Sarawak Government To Have Guidelines On Proposed Implementation Of Indonesian Schools


The Sarawak government will come out with guidelines for the proposed implementation of Indonesian schools and Community Learning Centre (CLC) for children of migrant and expatriates in the state. Sarawak Welfare, Women and Family Development minister Fatimah Abdullah said the

Sarawak DAP quits Pakatan, with immediate effect, reports MalaysiaKini


Sarawak DAP has decided to pull out of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition with immediate effect over the hudud bill imbroglio. “Sarawak DAP operates in a different way from DAP in other states. We have a certain amount of autonomy. “We

Sarawak DAP quits Pakatan, with immediate effect, reports MalaysiaKini


Sarawak DAP has decided to pull out of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition with immediate effect over the hudud bill imbroglio. “Sarawak DAP operates in a different way from DAP in other states. We have a certain amount of autonomy. “We

Sarawak Chief Minister Comes Up With Slogan For State Election


“Give me a chance,” said Tan Sri Adenan Satem when asked about his slogan for the next state election. The Sarawak Chief Minister said he needed at least several years to achieve his vision for Sarawak, admitting that he could

Sarawak Chief Minister Comes Up With Slogan For State Election


“Give me a chance,” said Tan Sri Adenan Satem when asked about his slogan for the next state election. The Sarawak Chief Minister said he needed at least several years to achieve his vision for Sarawak, admitting that he could

NGOs should keep quiet if you can’t help, says Adenan Satem


Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has chided non-government organisations (NGOs) who are good only at blaming the government and offering no solutions. The Borneo Post reports: In view of allegations from several NGOs that his administration was

NGOs should keep quiet if you can’t help, says Adenan Satem


Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has chided non-government organisations (NGOs) who are good only at blaming the government and offering no solutions. The Borneo Post reports: In view of allegations from several NGOs that his administration was

Adenan the right choice, says Taib.


Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud impressed by the fact that no one has challenged or tried to unseat his successor Tan Sri Adenan Satem since he gave up the Chief Minister’s post a year ago. “This shows that the

Adenan the right choice, says Taib.


Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud impressed by the fact that no one has challenged or tried to unseat his successor Tan Sri Adenan Satem since he gave up the Chief Minister’s post a year ago. “This shows that the

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

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

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

Sarawak ethnic groups now as Bumi in official forms, says minister in Bernama report


The government has classified the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu ethnic groups in Sarawak as bumiputera in government forms with immediate effect. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (pic, left) said the decision was made during

Sarawak ethnic groups now as Bumi in official forms, says minister in Bernama report


The government has classified the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu ethnic groups in Sarawak as bumiputera in government forms with immediate effect. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (pic, left) said the decision was made during

Clare Rewcastle, can we have the truth?


I am unimpressed with the antics of Sarawak Report, Bruno Manser Fund and Global Witness. This is not because I want to deflate the debate on the future of Sarawak, because this debate has huge implications for Malaysia, and the

Clare Rewcastle, can we have the truth?


I am unimpressed with the antics of Sarawak Report, Bruno Manser Fund and Global Witness. This is not because I want to deflate the debate on the future of Sarawak, because this debate has huge implications for Malaysia, and the

Adenan defends Sarawak against religious and racial extremists


On the local Sarawak front, 2014 saw the emergence of Tan Sri Adenan Satem as the Chief Minister, replacing Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud who had been the state’s number one for the past 33 years. Adenan has proven to be

Adenan defends Sarawak against religious and racial extremists


On the local Sarawak front, 2014 saw the emergence of Tan Sri Adenan Satem as the Chief Minister, replacing Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud who had been the state’s number one for the past 33 years. Adenan has proven to be

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

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

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