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Two wrongs don’t make a right. Instead of banning Hadi Awang, Sarawak government should invite him on a fact finding mission in Sarawak.

Following Sarawak minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing’s support for SUPP’s proposal to ban Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang from the state for his derogatory remarks about Christian missionaries, it appears that Hadi will most likely and soon be added to the Sarawak list of unwelcomed persons. It is not a surprise that Hadi Awang […]

JPA scholarship suspension: Instead of playing with words, Wee Ka Siong should help to resolve the students” plight

In his facebook posting last night, Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong denied saying the Public Service Department (JPA) has suspended government scholarships and that the matter was being studied by the department. He said that he had not officially announced or confirmed the suspension. I wish to advise Wee not to play with […]

JPA scholarship suspension: Is Malaysia serious in building and retaining talent?

After some students’ plight have been reported in Sin Chew Daily two days ago, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Wee Ka Siong raised the issue in yesterday’s Cabinet meeting and confirmed the government’s of scholarships by the Public Service Department (JPA) for degree programmes, and bursaries by the Ministry of Education (MoE) for […]

My comments on the photo of Nurul Izzah and Jacel Karim being taken out of context

I am very surprised to see my comments on the photo of Nurul Izzah and Jacel Karim, the controversial self-styled princess of Sulu, being taken out of context and I am being condemned over casual remarks to the media. When I stepped into Parliament House on Thursday, I found myself surrounded by reporters who asked […]

Pemilik Facebook Dicadang Membuat Aduan Kepada Pentadbir Facebook Supaya Facebook Alvin Tan Diharamkan Oleh Pentadbiran Facebook

Saya merasa marah dan kesal melihat perbuatan gila blogger Alvin Tan yang menghina dan mengotorkan Al-Quran. Perbuatan yang mengejikan ini telah menyakiti hati kesemua umat Islam dan juga umat bukan Islam. Kepada umat Islam, saya mesti tegaskan bahawa perbuatan Alvin Tan tidak mewakili kaum Cina dan kaum bukan Islam, kerana tiada umat bukan Islam yang […]

I agree with Adenan Satem that it is stupid and senseless not to recognize UEC

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem really hit the nail on its head when he called the federal government’s policy of not recognising the Chinese schools’ Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) stupid and senseless.

The long-suffering Malaysian voter

I’ve been a registered voter for four elections now and, being the hopeless optimist that I am, have always taken great pride in carrying out my duty and privilege as a citizen with every ballot I cast. Being a journalist for almost my entire work life may have dulled a little of the romanticism I […]

Banning import of mandarin oranges is totally absurd and unacceptable

It was reported in today’s Chinapress Daily that Malaysia Pineapple Industry Board ( MPIB) director general Sahdan Salim said that if China continues to delay the import of Malaysia pineapples in next month’s bilateral negotiations, Malaysia may ban the import of mandarin oranges from China early next year. He said that due to bureaucratic issues, […]

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