Keeping the spirit of Rentap alive

Who was Sarawak’s first Iban Hero? Historians would say it was Libau or Rentap, the arch-enemy of the first Rajah, James Brooke. Some 120 years later after Sarawak has become a part of Malaysia anoth...

Will Baru Bian get to keep his Sarawak PKR chief post?

It seems that since Works Minister Baru Bian’s snub of the recent National PKR Congress, his political star has started to dim. Things have not been as smooth for him as he would wish them to be. Cal...

To borrow or not to borrow!

A couple who previously lived next door to us in Desa Ilmu, their two-year-old toddler and their maid were kindly told to leave their rented house after being three months behind in the rental. ...

Three lessons not learnt from 1MDB scandal

BY ADAM TAIB With so much publicity on 1MDB, most Malaysians are still missing the crucial lessons to be learned from this scandal. Malaysians are confident that the new government will resolve this ...

Laugh at the jokes, laugh at the chameleons

Sarawakians were laughing. The world was laughing, and the jokes just keep coming. It is really silliness upon silliness, as if Sarawakians – and the world – had become too stupid to not know po...

Malaysians have risen above ethno-religious divides

The rise of nations must be understood by contextualising it within the larger phenomenon of ethnicity which shaped them. Once formed, nations tend to be very durable despite changes brought about by...

Let’s not relegate ourselves to the dustbin of history!

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines history as “a chronological record of significant events” and “events of the past”. Recording history accurately for future generations is important because it ...

Educate the public on MA63

How much do you know about the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63)? It is a legal document that spells out the terms for the formation of the Federation of Malaysia signed in London on July 9 1963 between...

Political awareness, algorithm and the social media

As we traverse the brave new world of politics and social media, I would like to raise the issue of how much we are conscious of the active influence of social media on our political awareness? By no...