The house with a maroon top

POPULAR among Limbang residents is this tagline: “We are so rich that we can afford to go overseas for lunch and come back on the same day. For that matter, the people in Lawas are enjoying such a ‘luxury’ too.”... more »

The spectre of street shootings

STREET shootings. Mafia-style shootings. Gunshots fired at premises. It appears some of our towns are like cowboy towns, teeming with miscreants, racketeers and thugs. The apparent ease with which these criminal elements are able to access weapons to do their... more »

Missing those ‘golden’ moments

THE moments in the lives of the Penan, captured by former Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim, are great photography works. On May 29, the former politician launched a book titled The Penan through the lens. The 151-page book... more »

We all are guilty

WE should all feel guilty – the government, the law enforcers, the caretakers, the church, the parents – for allowing a  sex abuser to walk and work freely among our children, masquerading as an English teacher and pious church worker ... more »

Stories behind stories

ON May 25, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem launched the book titled ‘The story behind the villages in Lundu District,’ written by former Lundu District Officer Azmi Bujang. The Chief Minister’s encouragement to District Officers to document the history... more »

I never promise you a rose garden

SARAWAK saw the swearing-in of 10 ministers on May 13 and 18 assistant ministers and a Deputy State Legislative Assembly Speaker the following week (May 19). I was at the press conference when the full ministers were sworn in that... more »

The Adenan factor casts a long shadow

THE leader is happy with the performance of #TeamAdenan in the first three days of campaigning. He looks calmer than when he first led the BN vanguard into the Balingian by-election within two months after assuming the Chief Ministership. In... more »

The airport woes

OVER the past three weeks, I had spent some 19 hours at Kuching International Airport and Sibu Airport, waiting to board MASwings flights which had been rescheduled. Yes, the airlines have found a new term to avoid using the negative... more »
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