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James Ritchie

Road to independence

On Aug 31, 1957, Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman declared "Merdeka", announcing to the world that Malaya...

Chinese pioneers of Sarawak

After 1832, Singapore became the capital of the British Straits Settlements and this triggered a mass exodus of Chinese “Sinkeh” from...

What it takes to be a good journalist

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. –...

Epitaph to a golfing ambassador

I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never...

Taib – Grand old man of Sarawak

KUCHING: Today is a special day for Sarawak being the birthday of Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Sarawak’s longest serving politician...

A case of mistaken identity

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, USA’S 32ND PRESIDENT

Passing of a great Sarawak Highlander

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy...

Rajah Charles Brooke’s secret life revealed

The true story of Rajah Charles Johnson Brooke and his 'Eurasian' son from Malay aristocrat Dayang...

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A significant day for Malaysians tomorrow

KUCHING: The entire nation celebrates Malaysia Day...