Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ang Lai Soon

Help prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases on Chap Goh Mei

The climate of the Chinese New Year celebration is the traditional Chap Goh Mei , when people would gather at homes and eateries to celebrate the auspicious occasion. St. John Ambulance Sarawak and those in all parts of the country...

Fundamental human rights, freedoms violated?

Most countries are in lockdown. This is not by choice, but by force of circumstances. Every single movement is defined and all human activities are strictly enforced by law. Unprecedented, this situation is without any parallel in the entire...

Hoping for end to pandemic to herald dawn of second Renaissance

In possibly one of history and mankind’s worst-ever crises and disasters, we apparently have developed a solution almost at the speed of a bullet train. This is a global exercise. That is, indeed, an amazing achievement if the success is...

Let us celebrate our unique diversity

There are more books written on Sarawak in the 19th and 20th centuries than any other part of Malaysia. The Dayaks’ bravery and their rich cultural heritage featured very prominently in those books. For many of our ethnic Dayak countrymen,...

A time for bonding

Millions of Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the end of Ramadan with their families. In this country there is an incredible level of acceptance, tolerance and mutual respect in our society not always found in many parts of our...

A battle we must win

Stepping on grounds where angels fear to treads, I ventured to suggest publicly on January 25 to hold religious events on line. If we had, we may have been on a different path today! But that is all water...

Transboundary haze — a fight we must win

The much-feared transboundary haze has shrouded Malaysia for the last two weeks. According to official reports, the huge number of hotspots in Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo is responsible for this haze. Should Asean countries do something not only to...

Asean must meet on transboundary haze

In our rather difficult and complicated world, if countries should ever meet whenever there is a crisis, then I think this is the right time. Now, today and not tomorrow! This is not a political crisis, but a death-threatening health crisis. This...

A celebration of integrity, accountability

SPEECH Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon is chairman and commander of St. John Ambulance Sarawak. The following is his speech on the occasion of the parade commemorating the 48th anniversary of the founding of St. John Ambulance Sarawak and the...

Fail we must not; we can’t afford not to succeed!

After one month of highly disciplined fasting, fulfilling their mandatory religious obligations, about 1.8 billion Muslims of all ages throughout the world, about 24.1 per cent of the world population, celebrate the end of Ramadan. The holiest month of the...

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