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In contrast to the Sarawak Police chief a Minister want the rapists punished!

Punish those who raped Penan women: Sagan

July 7, 2010, Wednesday(Borneo Post)

KUCHING: Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan said appropriate actions should be taken against those who  raped Penan women.In responding to a question by a television journalist, he said he was saddened by the latest report that seven more Penan teenagers and young women were found to have been raped by timber workers in Baram, as mentioned in the Penan Support Group’s latest report in Parliament yesterday.

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Mark Bujang

Verdant Borneo losing out heavily to deforestation
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 12:05( from Freemalaysiatoday)

By Roselind Jarrow

BAU: Deforestation and oil palm plantations are the biggest culprits behind climate warming in Borneo, said Mark Bujang, executive director of Borneo Resources Institute Malaysia.

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Populasi dijangka 2.55 juta Waktu Solat

by Sandy Mark Luna (Utusan Borneo)
July 7, 2010, Wednesday

KUCHING: Sesi Banci Penduduk dan Perumahan Malaysia 2010 dijangka menyaksikan jumlah keseluruhan penduduk Sarawak mencecah angka 2.55 juta orang, berbanding seramai dua juta orang pada sesi tahun 2000.

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The Sibu police claimed to rally 2000 outside police in Sibu by-election. But in fact it was only 1737-has the people been shortchanged if the budget was the same but the personnel had been cut by over 10%? The cost of election policing come to about Rm175.00/day/police-which is far ahead of the police’ meagre daily pay, and come close to an MP’s daily day (RM200.00/day). Has the police use the election income to make up for the low pay they `enjoy’ for the rest of the year?

Costly by-elections for police force

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 10:54

RM20.00 an hour-anyone?

BY FMT Staff

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All who can swim...

PBB members are forming a new party, Party Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak, to takle 2 major issues which are the weak points of PBB: land grabs and rural poverty. Of course they are also targeting the overstaying CM Taib Mahmud. So there are quite a crowd for imminent Sarawak elections: On BN side, other than BN, there are Parti Cinta Malaysia; On Opposition side you have : Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak, and now also Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak. It would be interesting to see if the mission behind such groupings can make a dent on Sarawak’s politics which has long been dominated by 1 party-the PBB. The important point from democracy perspective would be whether the voters perceive major policy difference between the offers from the various groups and trust them enough to consider opting for change. So : how do they differentiate among themselves-even among the anti-Taib faction?

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