Saturday, June 19, 2021

12th State Election

Agong could extend Emergency for Sarawak

KUCHING: In view of the pending Sarawak state election and the state’s Covid-19 situation at the Emergency period’s scheduled end, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong could extend the Emergency only in respect of Sarawak until a point at which it...

Bring ballot box to the people

KUCHING: The approach to voting in rural areas must be changed to ensure the safety of dwellers during the upcoming state election amid Covid-19. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing suggested that the ballot boxes be brought...

DUN’S tenure and elections: are we in quandary?

From a strictly Constitutional standpoint,the powers of His Majesty wereexercised with great wisdom and foresight. BY SHANKAR RAM ASNANI Amidst the global turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we the people of Sarawak face yet another interesting situation and that is...

Automatic dissolution on Aug 1 if EO not extended

KUCHING: The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) term will automatically dissolve on August 1, 2021 if there is no extension of the nationwide emergency. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said when the emergency ends...

PBB Nangka to use voter tracking application

KUCHING: The Nangka Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) branch will turn to technology to help track its voters during the coming state election. Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant minister Dr Annuar Rapaee said the branch was currently developing a...

We will wait till Emergency is lifted

KUCHING: The practice of democracy in Sarawak will have to be put on hold before the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 is lifted, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing. In a statement today, the Parti Rakyat...

Calls for Dr Rundi to be re-nominated

KUCHING: Community leaders in the Sebauh district are pushing for Utilities Minister and Kemena assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom to be re-nominated in the upcoming state election. Sebauh district community leaders’ association chairman Justin Agas Guang said Dr...

No major implication on ruling coalition on when state election held

KUCHING: There will be no major political implication on the state ruling coalition — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) regardless of when the 12th state election is held. Universiti Malaya (UM) Associate Professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said as the...

Youth seek to quash government’s decision to delay Undi 18

KUCHING: Five Sarawakian youth, representing the Undi Sarawak campaign, have filed for a judicial review at the Kuching High Court on Monday against the prime minister, the Malaysian government and the Election Commission (EC) to urge for the immediate...

Younger voters more politically adventurous

KUCHING: Young voters particularly those who will be allowed to vote for the first time can have a massive impact on the country’s political development. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said young voters can...
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Reconvene Parliament or step down, PM told

KUCHING: The prime minister and the federal Cabinet were urged to adhere to the decree by the Yang di-Pertuan...
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