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First of all, Dato Takun (EC State Chairman) is a PLEBEIAN who displays plenipotentiary show of arrogance. In today’s Borneo Post (14 June), Sidi Munan of SADIA was right to caution Dato Takun to be very extra careful when commenting on ADAT or Customs  of other races.  Please Takun, tread carefully when you walk.

And today, TPM Muhyiddin Yassin said that Tamil and Mandarin may be made compulsory in National School. What a crap. Is BN really that desperate to pursue such an idea in order to win back the Indian and Chinese voters? Apology in advance to the Indians and Chinese. I have nothing against Tamil and Chinese language being taught in schools. But to make it compulsory, this is too much. Are they going to send in West Malaysian Chinese and Tamil teachers to every schools in Sarawak and Sabah? I hope not. And I dare say that Muhyiddin Yassin has gone bonker. By right, and I strongly support that Chinese and Tamil language be made compulsory in Vernacular Schools. What about English, and the other languages? Iban for example in Sarawak. As a subject, it was only taught in some schools. THINK very carefully and be SENSITIVE to the Ibans in SARAWAK.

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DAP’s Wong Ho Leng become DAP’s 2nd MP in parliament due to the Sibu by-election victory. His 1st speech in parliament certainly is a major departure from the speeches by his predecessors. But has he spoken for all Sarawakians-especially for the majority Dayak communties? Read for your self his speech from here:

Speech on 10MP – English

Speech by Wong Ho Leng, MP Bandar Sibu in Parliament on the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) on 14th June, 2010.
Datuk Speaker,

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to participate in the debate on the 10MP. I intend to talk on several issues.

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Ada IC?

Try out some `Ngajat' dance steps...

..to the tune of live Sape music!

1 for the album!

A week well spent on long houses!

Halo folks,
If you are interested to know what is going on with the Sarawak Road Show come this Friday (June 18th) at 8.00pm, to 54 Jln Taman Seputeh 3, Taman Seputeh, KL (Lost Generation Space) to enjoy a sledeshow presentation by the participants of the Road Show! Sarawak Road Show organise monthly trips to Sarawak’s interior to help bridge the information and people gap between East and West Malaysia, while conducting projects like voters registration, documenting issues in Sarawak for wider consumption etc. The project started in September last year-and had since attracted a growing following from West and East Malaysia!

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Sibu forum became a meaningful encounter between urban Chinese community and Sarawak's Orang Asals.

当华社终于“看见”原住民

作者/周泽南 Jun 14, 2010 03:54:09 pm(from Merdekareview.com)

【周泽南】一个国家的实质文明指标并不在于国民收入的多寡,而在于人民对待弱势族群的态度,以及政府对边缘群体的基本人权和福利所提供的保障。如果用这两项指标来衡量马来西亚人民及国家,我们大约可以肯定的说,我们距离“一个文明的马来西亚”还非常、非常、非常遥远。

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The report on watching elections in the portal Nut Graph generated a good debate on postal voting -which became an issue at the Sibu by-election, like never before. So what to do with postal voting? We reproduce the debate here so that we can continue debating it -or else the debate will disappear as the original report is pushed back by new reports in the same portal. Our response to the last comment is in the comment section. Briefly a blogger argued that he/she find defense of the Malaysian practice in some `advance Western countries’….

9 Responses to “Watching our elections” from Nut Graph.

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