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James Alexander Ritchie

Our forsaken sacrificial lambs!

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.— Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter “Hancur badan ditelan tanah, budi baik di kenang juga!” is the most appropriate Malay proverb for our Sarawak heroes. It means that a man’s...

Emulating The Bushido spirit of owning up

Honour may not win power, but it wins respect. And respect earns power.– Ishida Mitsunari, samurai and military commander I was beyond the moon when Ziyad Zolkefli threw the shot put to a Paralympics world record of 17.94m in the...

Joseph Anthony Kuek — A GIANT OF A MAN!

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.—  Malcolm X, African-American human rights activist On August 13, Sarawak lost an educationist and part time photographer Joseph Anthony Kuek Tze Hiang. He was 92. Joseph was not only one of...

Tun Abang Salahuddin turns 100 today

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.— John Dalberg-Acton, English historian Even as Kuching continues to transpose into a mega city, we seem to have forgotten the core values of Old Sarawak. Infrastructure such as...

The man who was destined for greatness

Any man who has ever tried to use political power for the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness.— Robert Casey, American lawyer and politician If Tan Sri Stephen Kalong Ningkan was alive, he would be celebrating his 101st...

Conquering a lofty dream

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep...

Penan — A 40-year journey of progress

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.—  Harold Wilson, ex-UK prime minister In June 1991, I accompanied then Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg to Upper...

Knowledge — the elixir of life

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.—  Confucius, Chinese philosopher Reading and writing can be a recreation and a source of inspiration. Last year alone,...

Hobnobbing with the kings of sport!

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.—  Arnold Palmer, American golf professional If polo is the sport of kings, what is the king of sport? If you think it is soccer then you are wrong. According to...

Being cruel to be kind

I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.—  Roald Dahl, British novelist If you think I am a nice guy, you don’t know me. Ask any of my peers, because...

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Our forsaken sacrificial lambs!

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.— Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter “Hancur badan ditelan...
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