Thursday, April 29, 2021

Jimmy Adit

A day of plain truth

As a tribute to the New Sarawak Tribune’s late deputy executive editor Jimmy Adit, we are rerunning his last column which appeared in the May 20 edition. Adit passed away on Monday, June 7.  Truth never damages a cause that...

Petty politicking takes precedence

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. – George Burns, American comedian, actor, singer, and writer So yes, true to his words, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Seri...

GPS’ ‘Sarawak first’ says it all

Datuk Idris Buang, the first term Muara Tuang assemblyman, won the seat in the 2016 state election, garnering 10,086 votes to beat his rivals from PAS Zulkipli Ramzi who collected 1,508 votes and Amanah’s Abang Abdul Halil Abang Naili,...

PH May power transfer fizzles out

Politics determine who has the power, not who has the truth. – Paul Krugman, American economist Something really BIG was supposed to happen this month, which does not look like it is going to happen. The Pakatan Harapan (PH) people had...

Dark clouds have passed on for good

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy, American author, journalist and lecturer It was 22 months that few Malaysians want repeated. Ever! In those 22 months, projects, some of them...

Sailing into the sunset

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. – Napoleon Bonaparte, French statesman and military leader We have about a week more to...

The poor need food, not politics

The MCO has made a lot of rich people poor and poor people poorer. That’s how it all seems to be. Otherwise, why would almost immediately after its announcement on March 28, so many rich people were moaning about losses...

Being in the opposition is hard

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. – Ambrose Bierce, American short story writer, journalist and Civil War veteran The social media is abuzz with Covid-19 related news....

GPS helps create people-centric govt

The 'Alliance for Progress' was a political proposal to improve conditions. It was aimed at lowering the social difference between cultures. – Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela from 1999-2013 GPS backing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin...

Muhyiddin shines through PH ineptness

I'm an actor. I love to act. That's my job. I'll leave the politicking to others.  – Jimmy Smits, American actor I had a long coffee discussion with a friend yesterday morning. Don’t get me wrong, though. We...

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