Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Letter

Quarantine — integral before mass travel and gathering

Major investors and tour consortiums should take the opportunity to snap up hotels that have or will be closing down and turn them into quarantine centres with comfortable guest rooms, as this prerequisite will become an integral part of...

CAGED’s response to IGP’s call to stall IPCMC Bill

From the beginning, the police have spoken of the IPCMC as if it’s a tiger to be rejected, despite having succeeded in making it a pussycat. The Inspector General of Police’s latest statement is probably just a continuation of...

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...

Transboundary haze — a fight we must win

The much-feared transboundary haze has shrouded Malaysia for the last two weeks. According to official reports, the huge number of hotspots in Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo is responsible for this haze. Should Asean countries do something not only to...

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...

HK protesters dig in for long summer of discontent

BY ANNE MARIE ROANTREE AND FELIX TAM Hong Kong’s extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a political fight as the city battens down for a summer of protests. The...

Contingency plans can prevent disasters

VIEWPOINT On July 12, a flash flood occurred inside Deer Cave at the world famous Mulu National Park, trapping nine tourists and a tour guide. Eight managed to scramble to higher ground except for one tourist, whose body was found the...

Behind the PH curtain in Mambong

ANALYSIS By TERRY TAN While many are still mulling where Datuk Dr Jerip Susil will fit in the picture in Mambong in the next state election (PRN12), Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters are equally confused who might be given the PH ticket...

A celebration of integrity, accountability

SPEECH Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon is chairman and commander of St. John Ambulance Sarawak. The following is his speech on the occasion of the parade commemorating the 48th anniversary of the founding of St. John Ambulance Sarawak and the...

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