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James Ritchie

To err is human; to forgive, divine

To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool.—  Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman Once upon a time, I had a small animal farm not far from Kuching, which was my pride and...

Sarawak’s long and winding road to independence

On March 4, 1959, Safri Awang Zaidell, an English-trained teacher who later became Deputy State Secretary, wrote a letter to the Sarawak Tribune entitled, “Democracy, National Unity and a People’s Party”, saying these were the essential ingredients to achieving...

Dr Mahathir — an enigma and legend

There is no such thing as absolute freedom of the press, not even in the most advanced countries in the world. There are things you just don't say, because it will destabilise the environment.– Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Tomorrow, Tun...

Muhyiddin fits well into his predecessor’s shoes

When Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin became Prime Minister on February 29 last year, many of Malaysia’s detractors felt that the Johorean would find it hard to fit into the shoes of his predecessor. After all it was not going to...

Dawn of a new era

ON January 13, 2017 Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg became the sixth Chief Minister of Sarawak and the leader of Malaysia’s largest state. Having studied at both St Thomas and St Joseph’s in Kuching, the soft-spoken Abang Jo, as...

The oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak

Sarawak with its multitude of people is a potpourri of religious establishments and places of worship that makes it one of Malaysia’s most attractive destinations. A temple that withstood the test of time In the heart of the city and in...

Road to independence

On Aug 31, 1957, Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman declared "Merdeka", announcing to the world that Malaya had become an independent nation. Even then he planned to include neighbouring British colonies Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah and Brunei into a larger...

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 mainland China to seek their fortunes in the Far East. A handful decided to sail across the South...

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. – Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright Six years ago, RTM’s Jennifer Lau interviewed me on REDfm radio station and we...

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 felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.  – Arnold Palmer, American professional golfer Legendary Malaysian golfer Nellan Vellasamy,...

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To err is human; to forgive, divine

To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool.—  Marcus Tullius Cicero,...
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