|Iban fears on Malaysia still haunts ex-Sarawak DCM|
| FORMER Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Wong Kim Min, 88, is still haunted by the fears that the Ibans expressed in 1962/63 over the formation of Malaysia. They had their suspicions of the Malayans and worried that Britain, the departing colonial power, would let them down.
Archive for August 5th, 2010
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission announced that it has arrested over 500 persons which involved corruption of RM6.2mil, meaning each case average about RM1 200.00. At a glance the cases must be quite small-may be include the Rm30.00 paid to small time traffic police around road corners. What happen to the big fishes? Are they beyond the capacity of the MACC?
Bribe givers account for half of MACC cases
August 5, 2010, Thursday
UMNO has geared up to register voters-especially among its own party members. Only parties which are still sleeping don’t bother about this campaign to get more support. Whoever they may be who register new voters there will be more voters enfranchised as a result of the race to register more voters. Well done every one!
August 05, 2010 16:37 PM
Umno Divisions Busy Registering New Voters – Shafie
The Penans’ problems is not going to go away soon-so politicians’ attempt to ignore tham eg the PM’s visit to a non-Penan village to hood wink the media and the public shows that much hypocricy. It became a media show-but little to show for the Penans.
Penan rape crisis needs post-disaster type response
Aug 5, 10
The bickering among politicians over the Penan rape crisis adds to loss of time which can be better spent in addressing grievances.
The vote buying complaint in Hulu Selangor by candidate Zaid Ibrahim has been thrown out by the court. So the case against Sibu’s vote buying will face similar fate-if ever there was a challenge. So Malaysia will become a country which openly allow vote buying -by (ab)using public fund at that! This judgement will make Malaysia a laughing stock among the world’s electoral democracies.! So confident about the vote buying antics the BN continue its vote buying campaign in Sibu-with the act being recorded in You-tube for all to see. May be the court of voters’ opinions will be the last sanction against such corrupt practice!
In the judge’s decision he said that the judgment did not mean that there was no vote buying in the Hulu Selangor bu-election-only that there are 2 defects in the prtition: 1. No bribed persons were named and prove that they had changed their vote due to the bribery; 2. the complete statement by the alleged bribe giver. The conditions set by the judge seems unreasonable as 1. the bribed parties can be named later in the trial; and attempted bribe is also a crime under the Anti-corruption Act; 2. There is no need to have an entire statement as the rest of the statement may be totally irrelevant to the bribery.
August 05, 2010 17:00 PM
Court Dismisses Zaid’s Election Petition
The politicians are fast to ask Penans parents to focus on education as a way for social improvement for Penans-yet what have they done to address the issues of access to schools for the Penans? That might explain the lack of interests to enfranchise more Penans-about the least registered community in Sarawak.
Focus on education, Penan parents told(Malaysiakini)