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Should Sarawak have its own airline?

THERE have been calls recently for Hornbill Skyways to expand its services and become a commercial airline. This comes after the announcement that Firefly will be pulling out of Sarawak following the new deal between Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia. Among those making the call are former Assistant Minister of Tourism and now Assistant Minister … Continue reading

Sarawak’s new Cabinet

Thanks to information from blogger Rimau Atas Kerusi, here’s a list of the new-look Sarawak Cabinet: 1) YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (Chief Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Resource Planning & Environment) 2) YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang (Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Minister of Rural Development) … Continue reading

Firefly scraps Kuching-Kuala Lumpur flights …

WELL it is really true. Firefly has scrapped its Kuching-Kuala Lumpur route! Now we will have no choice but to use AirAsia – for those of us who cannot afford to fly any other way. I guess the writing was on the wall when MAS and AirAsia signed their deal the other day. Those of … Continue reading

DAP may leave Pakatan Rakyat council

WELL the DAP has finally put its foot down and threatened to leave PR’s council if PAS insists on putting hudud law or the formation of an Islamic state in PR’s Buku Jingga. Now hasn’t it been clear all along that PR is just a marriage of (in)convenience? When your coalition’s aim is solely to … Continue reading

Oh SNAP! The presidential election that never was …

THE calling off of SNAP’s presidential election was rather an anti-climax for me. The election was supposed to have been held during today’s Triennial General Assembly (TGA). Elections for the other central executive committee (CEC) posts have also been called off. As with many things involving this party over the years, things like this shouldn’t … Continue reading

Sarawak forms special committee for Mission and Chinese schools

READING that Sarawak has formed a special committee for Mission and Chinese Schools was indeed good news and a welcome change in my morning paper. Mission schools such as the State’s oldest – St. Thomas’ and St. Mary’s, established in 1848 – and Chinese-medium schools have played such an important role in the State’s educational … Continue reading

Will SNAP flip back to BN this weekend?

WELL we’ll know this weekend if the Sarawak National Party (SNAP) will attempt to return to the fold of the Barisan Nasional or become further entrenched on the rocky path it has been travelling along in the opposition. The party will hold its Triennial General Assembly (TGA) tomorrow and Sunday (Sept 24-25). Two candidates are … Continue reading

Sarawak scores major international events

DID you know that Sarawak will host several major international events next year? These include the Commonwealth Dental Association (CDA), Malaysian Dental Association (MDA), and FDI World Dental Federation Joint International Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition in May and the World Congress of Chinese Medicine in November. They might not sound very exciting to you … Continue reading

DAP and PKR fail to agree on seat allocations for Sarawak

SO PKR and DAP had their first meeting yesterday on seat allocations for the parliamentary election. And surprise, surprise they could not agree on several seats. Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng is quoted as saying while they have agreed on some seats, they were “unable to reach any agreement on some others”. Apparently both … Continue reading

Trouble for PKR Sarawak as key leaders resign

WELL several of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) key leaders have resigned! They are Sri Aman PKR division chairman Jimmy Donald, Serian division chief Jonas Reong, Kapit division head Munan Laja,  senior Serian division leader Matthew American and PKR’s candidate, who failed to unseat BN’s Wong Judat, in Meluan candidate Dr John Brian Anthony. This definitely … Continue reading