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SUPP: Remember the contributions of Bumiputera community

SOMETIMES it is easy to forget that the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) is actually supposed to be a multiracial party. Yes, multiracial and not just a party for the Chinese community. You’d think this would be easy to remember because of the party’s name — Sarawak United Peoples’ Party. Among the party’s founding members are … Continue reading

Sarawak gets another clean bill of financial health

WELL it was certainly heartening to learn that the Auditor-General’s report has given Sarawak’s financial position another clean bill of health. This is the eighth consecutive year that Sarawak has achieved this position. Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh confirmed that the Auditor-General issued “a clean certificate and unqualified opinion on the 2010 … Continue reading

SNAP says it is not with BN … or PR!

  THE Sarawak National Party (SNAP) has again decided that it is not with the Barisan Nasional (BN) … but it is not with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) either! Last month, before SNAP’s Triennial General Assembly (TGA) and the presidential election that never was,  secretary-general Edmund Stanley Jugol had hinted at the possibility of SNAP becoming BN-friendly. … Continue reading

Resolution for Sarawak’s airline woes soon?

SARAWAK’S air connectivity woes may soon see a positive resolution. Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Johari Tun Openg has given his assurance that “there is light at the end of the tunnel”. On Monday, a group from the State government led by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Mahmud and Datuk Amar Johari met with officials … Continue reading

SUPP Elections: Teng denies he’s Chin’s running mate, sort of …

WELL Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) treasurer-general Datuk David Teng has publicly stated that he has yet to agree to be SUPP organising secretary Datuk Seri Peter Chin’s running mate. Around two weeks ago, Datuk Seri Chin announced that he would contest the SUPP president’s post. Although Datuk Seri Chin did not announce the members … Continue reading

Anwar lies about projects to confuse Sarawakians

WELL the headline said it all — “Uggah: Anwar lied about Sarawak projects”. PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had on Oct 20 announced to the media in Kuala Lumpur that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, in particular Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, … Continue reading

SUPP: Team Elected Reps vs Team Ousted Old Guard

THERE is still over a month to go before the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party’s (SUPP) Triennial Delegates Conference (TDC) on December 8-11. As with politics, of course, the back room deals and campaigning have already begun. So in one corner you have the party’s current deputy secretary-general Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and in the … Continue reading

Firefly’s exit causes Sarawak to lose 4,000 Korean visitors

WELL Firefly’s exit from Sarawak has already started to hurt the State’s tourism industry and economy. Thanks AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) for your ‘brilliant’ (ir)rationalisation exercise and share swap deal. All because Firefly is no longer allowed to run jet services — as in its Boeing 737-800 flights from KLIA to Kuching and Sibu … Continue reading

Mawan vs SPDP 5- the plot thickens

THE twists in the current Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) strife just keep getting more and more dramatic. Now there are tales of confinement, innocent longhouse chiefs forced into the signing of statements they did not agree to, and — wait for it — a police report filed against a certain senior SPDP leader. Yes, … Continue reading

Sarawak to utilise amphibious aircraft

I READ with interest awhile ago that Sarawak will soon introduce amphibious aircraft to serve remote areas. The proposed routes for now are Kuching to Batang Ai, and Bintulu to Bakun. I have to admit I find the idea rather exciting. I’m probably admitting my age by saying that I used to love the TV … Continue reading