Ibans, the kingmaker in Baram

MORE than half of the Orang Ulu votes in the Marudi and Telang Usan state seats which make up the Baram parliamentary constituency went to the opposition in the last state election in 2011. This statistic does not bode well... more »

The ‘right channel’ is the wrong channel

WHENEVER complaints by local communities are aired through the media, the authorities concerned would routinely advise them to go through the proper channel for the solution. Going through the proper channel means writing to the relevant government departments, district council... more »

BN’s dilemma in Saratok

UNTIL the surprise defeat in the last state election in 2011 of Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Peter Nyarok Entrie, who was then Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) deputy president, in Krian, the Saratok parliamentary constituency was a safe seat... more »

Walking the talk on integrity

PUNDITS often call the period running up to elections as ‘the silly season’ — for good reason. Some politicians think it gives them the licence to make all kinds of outlandish claims, whether it be promises they cannot keep, accusations... more »
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