Saturday, April 10, 2021

Letter

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...

India to enter lunar pioneer club

BY VANITA SRIVASTAVA India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of...

IJN facilities luring medical tourists

BY ERDA KHURSYIAH BASIR Since 2010, Ilyas Kaoy Hasan has successfully undergone a heart bypass surgery and two angioplasty procedures at the National Heart Institute (IJN). To date, the 65-year-old businessman from Jakarta, Indonesia, has been making regular visits for his...

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...

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GOF foils five human smuggling attempts over nine days

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) foiled five human smuggling attempts during operations conducted between Apr 1 and 9. GOF...