Sunday, 29 March 2015

Dayak community wants teachers sacked for attempting to Islamise Christian girl



 By Simon Peter
MIRI, March 29, 2015 . - About 100 members of the Dayak community yesterday marched to SMK Lutong where they submitted a strongly-worded memorandum to the school's Parents-Teacher' Association, demanding that the Education Ministry immediately sack the teachers involved in attempting to Islamise an under-aged schoolgirl two weeks ago.

The memorandum was received by the school's PTA president Ahmad Shukri, who was then chairing the PTA's annual general meeting.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Sarawak DAP quits opposition coalition, blaming Pas for the decision



KUCHING, March27, 2015 - Sarawak DAP said it has made a painful decision to quit the State Pakatan Rakyat (PR), squarely blaming Pas for implementing the hudud law in Kelantan.

"We can no longer work with Pas as a political party in Sarawak," Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said to reporters after chairing the Sarawak DAP state committee meeting here.
Chong Chieng Jen

Monday, 23 March 2015

Illegal logs, worth RM200,000, seized in Sibu region



KUCHING, March 23,2015:   The Sarawak Forestry Corporation Sdn Bhd's enforcement teams in Sibu, Bintulu and Kuching have seized various quantities of illegal logs over the weekend.

The biggest haul, comprising 330 pieces of hill logs of mixed species, was made in Sibu region. These logs, with an estimated volume of 300 m3 and worth more than RM200,000 were found at an abandoned logging road located between Sungei Takan and Ngungun, Song.
Illegal logs seized in Sibu region

Another arson attempt on the house of village chief?



 By Simon Peter
MIRI, March 23, 2015. – Around midnight on March 22, a house belonging to Tuai Rumah Jambai Ak Jeli, located at Taman Jelita, Miri was purposely set on fire in a suspected arson which have apparent links to the current Native Customary Rights (NCR) land dispute involving five longhouses of the Iban community of Sungai Bekelit, Sungai Serunggut and Sungai Kelitang, Sibuti sub-district, Miri.

"This is the second arson case to befall Tuai Rumah Jambai, whereby exactly three  months earlier, on 22 December 2014, his car was torched by unknown persons right in front of his house.
Slightly burnt marks on the wall of TR Jambai's house.Note traces of inflammable liquid on the floor and wall.

Friday, 20 March 2015

DAP to take final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat



KUCHING, March 20, 2015: In light of the “back-stabbing” by PAS in the tabling of the hudud bill in Kelantan, it is now either PAS or DAP in Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak.

"Given such a betrayal, DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat," Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said to reporters today.
Chong Chieng Jen (left) and his political assistant Sanjan Daik

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Adenan:Less priority given to Sarawak before by the federal government



KUCHING, March 18, 2015. - Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said Sarawak is lagging behind Malaya "perhaps, because of less priority given to us before" by the federal government  over the last 50 years.

"I will not put it (unfair treatment) in that way," he told reporters when asked to elaborate on his speech earlier at the opening of the National Smallholders and Commodities Entrepreneurs Conference here today.