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Why I am thankful to be a Sarawakian

WELL the end of the year is always a good time to reflect on what has transpired to prompt and motivate ourselves to do better in the year to come. This is the time to take stock and count our blessings, as well as plan what to do to reach greater heights. Looking back at 2015, I … Continue reading

A Christmas story: How unity continues to shine in Sarawak

IT has indeed been a very Merry Christmas here in Sarawak. On the third day of Christmas yesterday, Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Lutong, Miri held a joint Christmas gathering. It was attended by members of the congregation of Masjid An Naim as well as Christians from various denominations. I’m sure in recent years you’ve … Continue reading

All Sarawak assembly reps back motion to review M’sia Agreement, Federal Constitution

FOR the second time in recent State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sittings, both Barisan Nasional (BN) and opposition assembly-persons have voted unanimously for a motion. If you follow politics anywhere, you know how rare it is for both the ruling party and the opposition to see eye to eye on anything. That’s the normal nature of things. In … Continue reading

Get this straight – immigration is Sarawak’s prerogative

I HAVE been an annoyed Sarawakian for the last couple of days. I don’t like it when any of Sarawak’s rights are questioned, particularly when it comes to immigration. Under the 18-point agreement for the formation of Malaysia, immigration comes under the control of our great State. This was something our wise forefathers did to protect … Continue reading

Adenan promises that religious freedom will continue in Sarawak

OVER the weekend I attended a pre-Christmas service in the village. It was wonderful for those present to be able to sing Christmas carols in their mother tongue, without any worry that they would be condemned for the use of the word ‘Allah’. The weekend was also when around 8,000 Kuching Christians walked a 4km-route around the … Continue reading

Expect 10 new faces from PBB during next State election

PARTI Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) will field 10 new faces during the next State Election. Party President, our Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem announced that five of those new faces would stand in five of the new 11 State seats, which have been approved by Parliament. So that means five of PBB’s incumbents will be … Continue reading