Pushing for quantum leap in agriculture production

The main objectives for the State agriculture sector are to eradicate poverty the hardcore poor in particular, increase the income of farmers to RM4,000 per household by 2020, reduce income disparity...

Hazy 1997 landing in the sultanate

The royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last Saturday reminded me of the tragic passing of Harry’s mother Princess Diana on 31 August 1997. A few friends were with me at a Miri ...

Interesting confessions of ambulance drivers

Some regular readers of my column asked me whether I am writing anything about the present political scenario. I told a few of them during our coffee time that I am not a political analyst or writer,...

Sarawak’s catch up plan toward 2030

As they say, all have been said and done; the people have decided and their decision must be respected. Admittedly, to some the people’s decision is difficult pill to swallow.  As for the first ...

A giant step for women in Malaysia

The appointment of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Pres ident , Datuk Ser i Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as Malaysia’s first female Deputy Prime Minister is a giant step for women in Malaysia. She was appoi...

Will there be surprise victories or defeats?

The Election Day is almost here!! On Wednesday, in two days’ time, it will be time to exercise your constitutional right and go to the polling station to cast your vote for the 14th General Election ...

Never too late to say ‘thank you’

Back in 1963-65 period, during the Confrontation ( e Indonesia/Malaysia confrontation began in early 1963 following Indonesia’s opposition to the creation of Malaysia) – the sounds of  ghter jets ‘...

Building roads, bridges to cut short travel times

The people of Sarawak have waited for 52 long years for Pan Borneo Highway project to be realised. Five Prime Ministers came and went. The fourth Prime Minister, instead of giving a thought to the hi...

Give BN a chance, Kho urges voterslaborations

KUCHING: Winning the battle for Bandar Kuching is no walk in the park for Barisan Nasional (BN) but its candidate, Kho Teck Wan is willing to give her all to wrest the seat back from DAP. With the pa...