A brief encounter with marijuana

Only those who are affected in one way or the other would know the t rue scourge of drugs, especially if it involves an abuse or addiction. An addict may think that drug abuse is his private matter b...

A lunch rendezvous to savour

Having been invited to have an exclusive lunch with a diplomat from the United States of America on Friday 6 October was a privilege. Our lunch at Lepau Restaurant in Ban Hock road shadowed according...

Sarawak must decide own destiny

Sarawak has to do a lot of things in the process of digitalising the economy; firstly concrete steps must be taken to strengthen the multi-media and communication infrastructure to allow for high-spe...

Love is colour blind, et cetera et cetera

I started having a crush on someone when I was in Primary Five in an upriver school; she was in studying Primary Six in a town school. During that Christmas of 1966 I was on cloud nine but it wa...

High dependence on the cans

‘Sadin pusu’- any canned food is a ‘sadin’ of any kind for ethnic Iban longhouse folks – is no longer as tasty as it was in the 60s. When the ‘Sambal ikan bilis (anchovies)’ first arrived at a tucksh...

Better late than never

Yesterday morning, I took my younger sister, C, to a coffeeshop at Kenyalang Park here for breakfast. It was a special treat for her because she had never been there. I ordered iced cof fee and Char ...

Lobbying for candidacy has little or no impact in PBB

As expected, with the 14th General election, the parliamentary election for Sarawak, around the corner, some people including politicians expect the election to be held in November  while others...

Laziness, ignorance always the culprits

It is a pity that there still exists a majority of Iban parents in the rural areas, especially those staying in longhouses or in individual kampung houses, who are not making full use of their resour...