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EC admit that their voter registration rate at 4726 voters per 6 months is nothing to shout about-and political parties are even far behind them. In fact by itself EC will take 50 years to finish registering the 479 553 unregistered voters! Yet it is strange that the EC has not seen it fit to allow interested civil society members to come to the rescue of the situation. Why???? How sincere is the EC when it says it wanted to reduce non-voter registration from 33.6% to 3.6%? It is pathetic that the target is set so much higher than the hand can reach and yet the extra hands are turned away!

Half a million Sarawakians not registered as voters yet

August 8, 2010, Sunday

KUCHING: A third of eligible voters in Sarawak may not be able to vote in the coming state election if they don’t get themselves registered promptly.EC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said as at March 31 this year, 479,553 eligible voters had yet to register with the Election Commission (EC).

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Private sector urged to adopt Penan pupils

August 7, 2010, Saturday

KAPIT: Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi appealed to the private sector to adopt Penan pupils to motivate them in their studies.“Private sector, corporate firms and the community can play a significant role to help the Penan pupils,” he said, adding that children adoption programmes at urban centres could be extended to remote areas to benefit the rural community.

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Penans speak for themselves here:

Penans in the dark about Murum dam project

by Lucas Jalong Bato
August 7, 2010, Saturday

MIRI: The Pelieran-Murum Penan Affairs Committee and residents of Penan villages affected by the proposed Murum Hydroelectric Dam project want to have a say in the ‘Social and Environmental Impact Assessment’ report.As such, they are urging the state government not to approve the report until they and members of the public had scrutinised it.

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