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Holding back democracy

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls. – Wall Street Journal columnist “Mana undi kami?” (“Where is our vote?”) This was…

5R — The bite-sized way

I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. – Mother Teresa, Indian Roman Catholic nun Bite-size. If you describe something as bite-sized, it means it is small enough to be…

Common-sense, the guiding principle

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet “… ‘common sense’ …” said Bishop of Anglican Church in Sarawak and Brunei, Datuk Danald Jute. The ‘common sense’ Bishop Danald Jute…

Protecting Sarawak

Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health. – William Foege, American physician and epidemiologist There are many aspects to protecting Sarawakians. The one that takes precedence now and with the utmost urgency and importance is the Covid-19 vaccination programme currently…

To jab or not to jab?

If we have large segments of the population that say, “Oh I’m not gonna get vaccinated now,” we very well could see on-going transmission that would make it more challenging to get back to that new normal. – Dr Michael…

Books and the fear they cause

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads. – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright To officially or legally prohibit (something) or officially prevent (someone) from doing something — this is…

The resurgence

A person in public without a mask during a pandemic is a walking septic tank. – Abhijit Naskar, international bestselling author It is time to show tough love. The time for friendly warnings should be over. I am referring to…

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