Thursday, 8 December 2016

S4S activist Fong Pau Teck handing over Memo to the Queen of England at the British High Commission



KUALA LUMPUR, December 8, 2016- A representative of the Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) civil rights group Fong Pau Teck today turned up at the British High Commission here to successfully hand over a Memorandum to the Queen of England.

S4S activist Fong Pau Teck handing over the Memorandum to the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Sarawak Energy making preparation for the construction of Baleh HEP



KAPIT, Dec 8, 2016 -  Sarawak Energy’s key stakeholders in Baleh and Kapit now have a clearer understanding on the opportunities and socio-economic benefits that will be brought about by the construction of the Baleh Hydroelectric Project (HEP) following a recent briefing conducted by the energy development group. 

 The briefing garnered good participation from the communities from Baleh and Kapit.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

No problem in urban settings, but face difficulties to hold assemblies in rural areas,says NGO Report to UN Special Rapporteur



KUCHING, Dec 7, 2016  - Non-governmental organisations and civil societies have been able to hold "several profile assemblies" in major towns due to the tacit support of the state government under Tan Sri Adenan Satem who became Chief Minister three years ago, Sarawak-based civil societies said in their report to the UN Special Rapporteur.

Picture from left: Peter John Jabanm Maina Kiai, Thomas Jalong and Karen Shepherd posing for photograph.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

S4S to re-send memo to the Queen of England over alleged non-compliance of Malaysia Agreement by the Malaysian government



KUCHING, December 6, 2016 - A memorandum addressed to Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace will be re-sent after it was returned unopened as the Buckingham Palace had refused to accept it.

NGOs from Sarawak among over 40 protesting the use of timber from Sarawak to build Tokyo Olympic Stadium



Over 40 NGOs deliver letter to IOC cautioning that timber for Olympic Stadium and other venues risks connections to human rights and environmental violations 

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2016 - As Olympic organizers deliberate on cost-cutting measures for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics , a letter endorsed by 44 organizations was hand-delivered today to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during its winter board meeting, warning Olympic organizers of the high risk that illegal and unsustainable rainforest timber will be used to construct Tokyo’s new Olympic National Stadium and other facilities.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Winding up speech: CM touches on Sarawak tranformation, devolution of power, oil and gas royalty and Najib's commitment



Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem's winding up speech at the state assembly on Nov 30, 2016
SARAWAK TRANSFORMATION: THE WAY FORWARD
• Sarawak has continued to strengthen economic resilience through various measures over the years. Moving forward, there are challenges to be addressed arising from the uncertainties in the global economy and the slowdown in the national economy.

The Prime Minister clearly shows that he is willing to discuss this matter with the State Government and to find solutions to resolve this issue. The State Government is not making a ‘U’ turn on this matter because we believe that Federal and State BN Governments being in the family can resolve this issue amicably between the parties concerned. Diplomacy is better than confrontation. This consultation approach is manifested through the Prime Minister’s regular visits to Sarawak and his approval of many projects during his visits. - Adenan Satem

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Three BN parties oppose Hadi's Bill, but PDP thinks differently



 By Cobbold John Lusoi

Recent news and statement with regards to Sarawak MPs to support the Hudud Bill tabled by PAS president Hadi Awang seems to have caused different perspectives and views within BN Sarawak.

PRS and SUPP had stated strong objections to the Bill but Progressive Democratic Party's (PDP) perspectives differs greatly.