Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Francis Paul Siah

An East Malaysian can be interim PM too

When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants. – Emmanuel Macron, French President I can vividly recall the numerous times Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that a Sarawakian or Sabahan can...

Thank God, there is less politicking in Sarawak

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.  – Ernest Benn, British writer Do not get me wrong. It’s not because I’m a Sarawakian and...

Pray yes, but be generous too

Praying is like a rocking chair; it’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere. – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress My friend, Steve Sebastian Lau, has recently embarked on a charity drive to help the poor...

A pet dog is your friend forever

There’s a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. – Dick Dale, American rock guitarist Most of the news we get to read, whether in print or online, these...

Pay attention to factories, workers’ quarters

So now as it stands when it comes to my birthday… if I blow the candles out on my cake does that mean I can eat the whole cake and no one else can? Covid and all that. –...

‘No’ to Mahathir’s Mageran!

Letting go means to come to the realisation that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. – Steve Maraboli, American writer The Yang di-Pertuan Agong must have been very concerned with developments...

‘Paloi’ to squabble over salary donation

The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles. – Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright I hope that Malaysian politicians from both sides, particularly those who have been squabbling over the salary donation...

Lock down yourself, your life depends on it!

If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things. – Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist That two senior persons involved in the fight to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the country have now gone to...

In a pandemic, fighting corruption matters

Integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption have to be part of the culture. They have to be taught as fundamental values. – Angel Gurría, OECD secretary general With the frequent rumblings from the opposition, it is quite clear that...

‘Paloi’ to argue over a datukship

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. – George Carlin, American comedian There are times when we, Sarawakians, have to learn to laugh at ourselves, at our naivety, stupidity even or when we do not know when...
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An East Malaysian can be interim PM too

When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants. – Emmanuel...
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