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Archive for December 11th, 2010

While the prevailing sentiments in Sarawak-especially among the urban folks are anti-government the focus of their sentiments undoubtedly is on the longest staying Chief Minister Taib Mahmud himself. Sounding like he is self-conscious Taib made a spin by claiming that the sentiments are anti-government as though the public are unhappy with the rest of the Cabinet but not him!But the more he tries to hide his position it in the bigger picture the one he make himself noticed…

Taib: Anti-govt sentiments not helping country’s economy
Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:26
taib_mahmud03SIBU – Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud said it was futile for for anyone to think they could get the best out of the government by applying pressure and organising anti-government demonstrations, Bernama reported.

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JOAS’s press statement:

Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia Press Release (JOAS) – Indigenous representatives denied used of public hall to meet with SUHAKAM

11 December 2010

MIRI – The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) representatives today were denied the use of the Petronas Games Village Hall by the officers of Dewan Suarah Miri for a consultation with the Commissioners from the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM), citing reasons that it was a directive from the higher authorities.

According to Christina David, who is one of the organising committee members for the event said that the Dewan Suarah officers only told her that the venue cannot be used yesterday when the day before they said the booking was already confirmed.

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