Friday, April 16, 2021

amendment of the bill

Law must be read together, not in isolation

KUCHING: Dissenting parties arguing that the amendment to Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution is flawed must read it together with other Articles in the State’s supreme law, senior lawyer Shankar Ram Asnani said. “If you look at Article 6(4),...

Government being fair to future leaders

KUCHING: The two limbs introduced as part of the amendment to Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution ensure rightful Sarawakians will not be wrongly disqualified from being a State Legislative Assembly (DUN) member. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul...

They just refuse to understand, that’s all!

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.— Abraham Lincoln, US President Surely I am not...

The minimum age requirement is a good opportunity but questionable

KUCHING: The recent change in the minimum age requirement for an individual to be elected as a representative in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) from 21 to 18 years old has received mixed reactions from the public. This change was...

Consult state AG on Amendment Bill if in doubt

KUCHING: Consult the state Attorney-General (AG) should there be any doubt on the recent passing of the Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2020. This was said by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan. She said Parti...

Let’s debate

SUPP Youth chief ready to take on Soon Koh KUCHING: The passing of the Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2020 clearly shows that a non-Sarawakian can never be a Sarawakian and can never be a member of...

Ours — and only us

Only legislative, judicial, and executive action can completely guarantee the victory of the free world.— Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American politician and pastor The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is the last bastion in defending the rights belonging to Sarawak, make...

‘Sarawakian’ term will infringe Constitution

INSERTING the term ‘Sarawakian’ into the amendment to Article 16 of the State Constitution would infringe the Eighth Schedule of the Federal Constitution. “We cannot put the word ‘Sarawakian’, because that would infringe the Eighth Schedule the Constitution, the moment...

Endorsement a victory for Sarawakians

THE passing of the Constitution of State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is a huge victory for Sarawakians, said Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (SUPP-Batu Kawa). He said it was an especially great day for Sarawakians as for the...

Bill passed to define ‘resident’, lower eligible age to be YBs

THE Sarawak State Assembly (DUN) today passed a Bill to amend Article 16 of the State Constitution to lower the minimum age required for a person to become an elected representative from 21 to 18 years old. The Constitution of...
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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...
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