Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dr Lucy Sebli

Should it be the parents’ choice or the child’s?

I was meeting my mentees (students under my supervision while they are studying in the university) two weeks ago, and asked them —especially those who are in their final semester at the university — regarding their future after graduation. I...

Dayak women in politics: A token of appreciation

I consider myself lucky because I have the opportunity to meet an extraordinary group of women in my line of work. I have met many bright, intelligent, strong and eloquent women over the years. Some of them are my colleagues,...

Iban politics: A house divided

“A house divided against itself cannot stand” is a very well-known quote by Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th President of the United States of America. He is known primarily for his leadership during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and for signing...

Neglect of education in S’wak and its effects on future generations

I spent 30 years of my life in school. When I was six years old in the 1970s I was placed in a kindergarten roughly 30 miles from Sibu town. After that I went to SRK Batu 15 followed...

Fight over Sarawak’s status, rights widens political division in the state

It is very difficult not to be emotional about what has happened in the parliament on April 9 and I can't say I was surprised when a majority of the Sarawak members of parliament abstained from supporting the Bill. Sarawak...

Federal-state relations – the temperature is rising

Federal-state relations have not always been smooth and is still the same to this day, but last Thursday's tabling of a proposed amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Constitution in the Parliament regarding the status of Sarawak (and...

PSB goes into overdrive in Selangau – every man for himself

It is like a sea of red – to describe a large number of people wearing a red T-shirt who turned up for an enthusiastic and historic event that took place at Rumah Ex-Penghulu Balai (now known as Rumah...

Social media, mobile tech double-edged swords

I was sitting in a coffee shop having breakfast with some friends in one of the food stalls in Kota Samarahan, a small town not very far from Kuching. At the other table across us, there was a family...

Broken manifestos, broken trust – don’t promise the moon!

A promise is just like a bait – once hooked, it will be very difficult to break away. For those who were hooked, they would feel frustrated, broken-hearted and betrayed when promises made by those who they trusted to...

Dayak politics — history is repeating itself

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." – George Santayana   Here we go again! We, the grassroots are not surprised by this development. Most of the people whom I talked to didn’t seem surprise at all with...

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