Saturday, July 10, 2021

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Put Covid-19 fight first

KUCHING: Political parties in the current coalition that forms the federal government are urged to focus on fighting the pandemic rather than trading blows with each other. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing said there will...

GPS government will be retained, says PRS Youth chief

KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan has expressed high hopes that Sarawakians will retain the present Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government in the coming state election to ensure stability and continuity. He said this was based...

More party leaders granted audience by Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Several more leaders of political parties were granted separate audiences by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara here today. PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, who is also Environment and Water...

It’s news to me, says Abang Jo

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says he has no knowledge of the planned purported audience with Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah by leaders of political parties. The news caught him by surprise...

Opposition lawmakers urged to donate salaries

KUCHING: Assemblymen from Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and other political parties are urged to emulate state government leaders and donate a portion of their salaries to the State Disaster Fund. In making the call, Gabungan Parti Sarawak Backbenchers Club (GPSBBC)...

Frontliners need sympathy, not condemnation

KUCHING: Political parties and the public need to understand the plight of frontliners, and not disparage their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. “The marathon-style high-pressure work to contain Covid-19 infections for more than a year has taken its toll...

Don’t use children for political gain

KUCHING: Political parties are urged to stay above board and not resort to using children to score brownie points. Responding to a Facebook post by Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) on the distribution of school bags with the party logo to...

Yearning for return to policy-centric politics

KUCHING: The current national leaders and political parties need to return to policy-centric politics rather politics that are driven by ideologies and partisanship, said Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii. “To me, while everything is politics, not everything needs to...

Put nation and rakyat’s interest first

KUCHING: Political parties in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government must resolve their differences and put the interest of the nation and the people ahead of politics. Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the...

Bersih 2.0 reiterates call for political reforms

KUCHING: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) hopes political leaders and parties will show maturity and put the people’s interest above all. The coalition of non-governmental organisations said this can be done by working towards institutional reforms...
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A matter of surviving Covid-19 virus mutation

Dr Kenny Voon, virologist and lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU) explains the journey the coronavirus is on...
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