Thursday, June 3, 2021

Philip Wong

Managers for farms — professionalism in farming

LETTER Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that small farms will be managed by farm managers — just like the oil palm estates — to be viable and efficient. He said that small farmers need not be totally dependent...

Time for needs-based policy for our country

I refer to the recent statement by Tun Daim Zainuddin that Malaysia should replace the New Economic Policy (NEP), adopted in 1971 which is based on race, with a new one based on needs. PKR chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim...

A case of the pot calling the kettle black

LETTER Much had been said over the recent spats between the state government and the finance ministry over the funding for the repairs of dilapidated schools in Sarawak. The finance minister wants the state to pay in advance the amount to...

Free education for those in need

It is most heartening to note that the education ministry will be providing free education to those most in need next year, as reported recently in the press. Among these recipients of free education in our public universities are those...

Malaysia must change or be left behind

A recent statement from the Human Resources Minister on a proposal to bring African workers to Malaysia for the oil palm industry generated much opposition which caused the minister to admit that the proposal would no longer be entertained. Malaysia...

Celebrating Raya – Sarawak style

Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the Raya Open House of the Sarawak government during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfithri celebrations at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching where the Chief Minister and his Cabinet members welcomed...

One-stop centre for Children with Special Needs

Letter to The Editor The recent announcement by the Minister of Welfare, Community Well-Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development that the state Cabinet had approved the setting up of a one-stop centre for children with special needs to cater for...

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