Tag Archives: sarawak

July 09

Taib wants Putrajaya to keep BN-approved projects in Sarawak

HIGH impact projects by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government must not be axed as as many of them are crucial for Sarawak, state governor Abdul Taib Mahmud told the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership today, reports The Malaysian Insight. Taib said many of the projects, such as the Pan-Borneo Highway, are important for the […]

October 06

Media Prima discontinues newspapers in 2 states, aims to be “bolder”

Media Prima has announced that it will make progress with “technological-based changes” amidst the challenges in the media industry, according to the New Straits Times. Datuk Kamal Khalid (pictured), group managing director, said that technology has resulted in its cost-base strategy becoming irrelevant and that Media Prima has to be “bolder” in the choices it […]

January 28

Ferrier Hodgson MH valuation report not credible

Lawyers acting for Shahnaz Abdul Majid in the mutaah (conciliatory gift) claim of RM100 million against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib today attempted to defend the credibility of their independent advisor Ferrier Hodgson MH. In their oral submission, it was contended that the valuation report was not challenged […]

November 27

Rafidah hits out at narrow minds opposing wider use of English

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz says one does not become less Malaysian by being fluent in English and other foreign languages. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz says one does not become less Malaysian by being fluent in English and other foreign languages. Malaysians must not allow narrow perceptions under the guise of nationalism to come in the […]

November 22

Be more practical, master the English language!

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem defended his recent decision to make English the preferred official language of the state, saying he was only being realistic and that “as long as we are on the Earth, we must learn and master English”. “Be more practical! Don’t think you are living on the moon: you […]

May 12

Only the court can invoke, not litigants

The heavily contentious multi-million Ringgit divorce demands by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, was heard today at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court with three appeal proceedings filed to be adjudicated by the highest court in the Shariah judicial system. At earlier Shariah High […]

January 16

Should baju kurungs be exclusive?

A school should never be obsessed over uniforms at the expense of the students’ education. Scott Ng in a commentary on Free Malaysia Today expresses:   We can’t seem to go through a week without some controversy or other to tickle our fancies or provoke our rage. Just as we are recovering from the brouhaha […]

December 03

Amazon withholding delivery

Amazon, the American online retailer, is being criticized for withholding deliveries of a book on Taib Mahmud, the governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Taib, as you will appreciate, is using British law on defamation where he has no advantage. He has no political power to halt the book on the global turf. The […]