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Mahathir’s remarks on second DPM proposal nauseating

Mahathir’s remarks on second DPM proposal nauseating

Daniel John Jambun wonders why the media still pays heed to Tun Mahathir’s random remarks.

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Those Damned Dams!

Those Damned Dams!

Why the Un-Swung Votes, Ulu Bengoh Darom Piin?

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Malaysia Day: A Farce

Malaysia Day: A Farce

A new LoyarBurokker tells us why Malaysia Day has been rendered meaningless.

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The Root Causes of Poverty in Sabah & Sarawak, Exposed (Stories from the East)

The Root Causes of Poverty in Sabah & Sarawak, Exposed (Stories from the East)

Daniel John Jambun outlines 11 major reasons for the poverty levels seen in Sabah & Sarawak.

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Ask Lord Bobo: Emergencies, Politics, Freedom, and Osama

Ask Lord Bobo: Emergencies, Politics, Freedom, and Osama

This week, His Supreme Eminenceness ruminates about the state of emergency, the Sarawak elections, freedom of information, and finally getting that Osama fella.

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So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 3)(Stories from the East)

So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 3)(Stories from the East)

It’s about bold sacrifices and having a strong inner conviction that we really have to be the change that we seek. Here, in Part 3 Jarod Yong concludes his article about life as a teacher in the rural regions of Sarawak. Teaching in the interiors may bring horrible living conditions as I’ve mentioned in Part […]

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So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 2)(Stories From the East)

So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 2)(Stories From the East)

“The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory,” Cicero once said. In this second part of his article, Jarod Yong shows us glimpses of a rural educator’s life.

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So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 1)(Stories from the East)

So You Want To Be A Teacher (Part 1)(Stories from the East)

Specially written for our Stories from the East series, Jarod Yong a young teacher stationed in the hinterlands of Sarawak describes life as a rural teacher and why it’s all worth it. (This is Part 1 of 3) PEOPLE WANT TO BE TEACHERS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS: 1. Inspired by their own teachers, they […]

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The Disenfranchisement of Bona Fide Sabahans (Stories from the East)

The Disenfranchisement of Bona Fide Sabahans (Stories from the East)

This paper by the Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMa) highlights the plight of the 19 million people of Borneo, in particular Sabahans under the Federation of Malaysia. It details the policies and actions of the Government at both Federal and State levels that have led to the marginalisation and disenfranchisement of the natives of Borneo. […]

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In Defense of My Fellow Sarawakians Who Exercised Their Voting Rights (Stories From the East)

In Defense of My Fellow Sarawakians Who Exercised Their Voting Rights (Stories From the East)

Together with hundreds of thousands of other Sarawakians, M. Chauhan recently exercised his right as a citizen to vote in the State elections. So which part of “MY RIGHT TO VOTE” does Utusan Malaysia not understand?

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Unapologetically Sarawakian (Stories from the East)

Unapologetically Sarawakian (Stories from the East)

As far as Andrew Voon’s concerned, Sarawak’s where you can still find the true essence of what’s Malaysia – acceptance, living together and respecting each other – alive and thriving. And if West Malaysia wants to forget that, then that’s its problem. Just don’t drag us East Malaysians down that narrow path with it.

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Remembering the Land of the Hornbill (Stories from the East)

Remembering the Land of the Hornbill (Stories from the East)

The best stories about home are written when we’re away missing it. Charissa Kam shares her memories of growing up in Sarawak.

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State Of Sabah (Stories From the East)

State Of Sabah (Stories From the East)

In this piece, Ryan Soo looks back at the formation of Malaysia in 1963 and the journey of his home state Sabah since then. Has the promise of the Federation been truly fulfilled? Or is it just one long trail of broken dreams?

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My Father, the Judge (Stories from the East)

My Father, the Judge (Stories from the East)

Chong Yuh Tyng contributes to this week’s Stories from the East with a poignant piece about a great Sarawakian, her father the late Tan Sri Chong Siew Fai, former Chief Judge of Sabah & Sarawak (1995 – 2000).

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416: Reflections & Observations From The 2011 Sarawak Elections – Part 2 (Stories from the East)

416: Reflections & Observations From The 2011 Sarawak Elections – Part 2 (Stories from the East)

In Part 2 of his personal account of the recent Sarawak state elections, Ong Kian Ming describes the whole gamut of running the DAP’s campaign, from the drama behind the hiring and training of polling and counting agents (only to have them go missing on polling day), protesting EC officers’ refusal to issue Borang 14s, coming up with ideas for billboards and advertisements to finally giving a moving answer to why we go through the hardship of winning an election. It’s about translating Hope into real positive changes.

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Free & Fair Elections – The Mathematics of Representation (Stories from the East)

Free & Fair Elections – The Mathematics of Representation (Stories from the East)

Continuing on with this week’s Stories from the East, Sarawak lawyer Wee Wui Kiat asks, post-Sarawak elections, if our current system of vote counting and selection of candidates are truly capable of delivering fair representation in our Parliament and State Assemblies.

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416: Reflections & Observations From The 2011 Sarawak Elections – Part 1 (Stories from the East)

416: Reflections & Observations From The 2011 Sarawak Elections – Part 1 (Stories from the East)

In this first of a two-part series under this week’s Stories from the East collection, political analyst Dr Ong Kian Ming writes about his recent eye-opening experience being in the thick of the DAP’s Sarawak election campaign in Sibu.

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Sarawak, From the Outside Looking In (Stories from the East)

Sarawak, From the Outside Looking In (Stories from the East)

We kick start this week’s ‘Stories from the East’ with a pensive piece by columnist Dina Zaman who looks back on her recent trip to Sarawak and realises what many an Orang Semenanjung must understand about the Bornean state.

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Postal Votes Which Are Never Posted

Postal Votes Which Are Never Posted

Ivy Kwek gives a first-hand account of the DAP campaign in the recently concluded Sarawak State Elections

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416: Sarawak, Silent No More

416: Sarawak, Silent No More

LoyarBurokker and Sibu native Adrian Chew tells us to watch closely, as change is in the air in Sarawak.

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