Friday, April 16, 2021

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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled by motorcycle across the Indonesian border to attend an ancient ceremony of the Maloh of West Kalimantan (Kalbar). Called “Gawai Madu...

Club mourns another loss

I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line. – Elvis Presley Elvis Tribute Artistes (ETAs) — just like our idol The King of Rock and Roll himself —...

Leave police matters to the IGP

It is the common people’s duty to police the police. – Steven Magee, engineer What is the most important task of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP)? Ask a layman that question and this will be the most likely (and sensible) response....

A word, a trojan horse and a loyal leader

Don't trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts. – Virgil, Roman poet Wilayah! Just one word and it triggered a barrage of comments in Sarawak. The scene was set when our Prime Minister Tan...

Sudah-lah, jangan syok sendiri!

There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one's squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world. – Eddie Rickenbacker, American race car driver He...

Let us choose our vaccine

Had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine so I am very concerned that it could happen with the Covid vaccine. – female Pennsylvania health care worker, 55 Three more people in Hong Kong were given the wrong Covid-19 vaccines...

Challenges to changeless codes

 The only thing permanent in life is change. – G.K. ‘Baboo’ Ganjoor, assassinated airline pilot There are many who like the status quo and thus totally shun change. There are also those who shun the status quo and clamour for...

Deliver and we’ll be eternally grateful

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.— Nikita Khrushchev, premier of the Soviet Union Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his official visit to Sarawak last week appeared to embrace...

Celebrating Sarawak’s pioneering heroines

I stand on the shoulders of heroines who never sought public acclaim but served as inspirations to the generations that came after them.— Gina Haspel, ex-director of CIA As the saying goes, the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand...

Coffee now and then

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.  – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author Coffee, someone says, and the eyes of its enthusiasts sparkle with excitement. This may be a typical scene in...

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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...