Friday, November 26, 2021

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Abang Johari — man of the moment

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.—  John Quincy Adams, sixth US President The bets are on! Can GPS do better in the 12th state election under the...

Elections and ‘X’ attempts by elders

In 1969, it was interesting to note that elders in my Kedap longhouse in Saratok were busy preparing for the general election, slated to be held that year. On May 10, Malaysians across the South China Sea cast their votes...

Leaders should limit their terms in office

Term limits would cure both senility and seniority — both terrible legislative diseases.— Harry S. Truman, former US President THE just-concluded Melaka state election was a big blow to Pakatan Harapan (PH), which won only five out of 28 state...

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.— Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author Rising from ashes, the phoenix symbolises resurrection and life after death. With a great sigh of relief, this is what the...

Now Melaka, soon Putrajaya

A convincing victory to BN! Verdict that rakyat had enough of gimmicks!— Melaka voter THAT the Barisan Nasional (BN) would win the Melaka state election was a forgone conclusion, but the manner it retained the state government – by an...

Money makes the world go round

I make a lot of money, but I don't want to talk about that. I work very hard and I'm worth every cent.Naomi Campbell, British model If you are not so young, would you visit one of the Activity Centres...

Vicissitudes of Vox Populi

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.– JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, FRENCH PHILOSOPHER A political volcano erupted in a 1709 English tract Vox populi, Vox Dei (Latin: The voice of the people is the voice of God)....

Tabuan Dayak — bastion of Dayak pride

In the enclave, the strong and the physically perfect survived, but if you were strong, you protected the weak until they had an opportunity to grow into their own power.—  Ann Aguirre, American author Long before Sarawak became independent, landless...

HIATUS NO DETERRENCE TO CROONING PASSION

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.—  Elvis Presley After such a long pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic plus some other factors, I found out that I could...

Tea leaves, coffee grounds and wine sediments

One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.—  Georg C. Lichtenberg, German physicist We are waiting, and the wait goes on. I am referring to the announcement of the election date by the Election Commission (EC). The...

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Promise to rectify water woes delivered

MIRI: Apromise by Mulu incumbent assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala to rectify the water woes faced by residents of Poyut-Lubok...