Monday, 29 September 2014

Education Ministry comes under fire for banning the use of forecast SPM results for pre-university programmes.

By Simon Peter

KUCHING, Sept 29, 2014: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national vice head Voon Shiak Ni has slammed the Education Ministry for banning the use of forecast results of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) by students to apply for pre-university programmes at private institutions of higher learning.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

No laws should discriminate against women, says CM

KUCHING,Sept 28, 2014: Chief Minister  Adenan Satem has asked anyone in Sarawak who comes across of laws or legislations which are seen as discriminating against women to tell him so he can have such laws or legislations amended.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

SEB's Corporate Social Responsibility gets recognition from Sin Chew Daily

SHAH ALAM, Sept 27, 2014: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has been recognised for its dedicated efforts in corporate social responsibility, picking up the coveted ‘CSR Excellence Award’ at the Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards (SCBEA) last night.

Respect rights of indigenous peoples to choose their own chiefs, govt told

KUCHING, Sept 27, 2014: Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia(JOAS), a national umbrella of indigenous organisations from throughout Malaysia, has called on the federal and state governments not to interfere in the appointment of village and community chiefs, and instead to respect the democratic and consensual process of the communities for such appointments and positions.

Are the Dayaks short-changed in the formation of Malaysia?

51st Anniversary of Malaysia: Reflection  by  Dayak  National  Congress (DNC)

As we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the formation Malaysia, Dayak National Congress (DNC) would like to make a short reflection on the current status of the Dayaks in Malaysia.

When the Malaysia proposal was first introduced to the Dayaks in 1962, they opposed it.

First, the proposal brought to them memories of their bitter experiences under the dominion of the Brunei Sultanate and they feared that Malaysia would usher them into a similar situation that is Malay domination. 

Second, they feared that Malaysia would bring about the Islamization of Sarawak.

Third, they feared that under Malaysia they would be economically exploited by their more advanced counterparts, especially from Malaya and Singapore, and be rendered even more economically disadvantaged.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Hard for PAS to remain in PR, says Wong

KUCHING, Sept 26, 2014:  Sarawak DAP Youth said that is getting harder for PAS to remain in the Opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) because of its extreme religious views.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Is Sarawak the poorest state or what?

By Simon Peter

KUCHING, Sept 24, 2014: Is Sarawak the poorest state or the third most developed state in Malaysia?

This is the question that Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian  was asking at a press conference here today.