Archive | September, 2009

Making Sarawak’s interior safer

Making Sarawak’s interior safer

THE Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) welcomes the proposals emerging to tackle the issue of sexual abuse in the interior of the state. All the recommendations from the Penan task force, the Sarawak Women and Family Council and the Sarawak Teacher’s Union will go a long way towards securing the safety of the girls. [...]

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The four faces of 1Malaysia

The four faces of 1Malaysia

(Mooncake image by Mingwei / Dreamstime) DEPENDING on how you look at it, this article on national independence is either two weeks too late or 50 weeks too early. The two weeks after Malaysia Day on 16 Sept 2009, coupled with the Hari Raya mood, seemed peaceful and even boring by Malaysian standards. That is, [...]

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Ops Sikap

Ops Sikap

THE Hari Raya holidays have just passed and the results are out. As usual, the big numbers are still there, and are still disturbing. 2009′s Ops Sikap, the 20th one running since its start in 2001, saw 261 road deaths during this Aidilfitri period. On Sunday, 27 Sept, alone there were 23 fatalities on our [...]

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The maze of housing rights

The maze of housing rights

(Maze by mzacha; houses by Stanley Elliot / sxc.hu) URBAN settlers who have lived in an area for many years are increasingly finding themselves uprooted and displaced while being offered verbal promises of compensation. Rather than debate on whether the local council or the developer is in the right to do all these things, I [...]

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Isa Samad is BN candidate in Bagan Pinang

PORT DICKSON, 29 Sept 2009: Former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad, 59, is the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bagan Pinang state by-election. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the BN operations centre here today. The by-election is scheduled for 11 Oct, with [...]

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Not crazy, just a little unwell

Not crazy, just a little unwell

DUE to the Influenza A(H1N1) outbreak, the public has been urged to avoid crowded places and to wear face masks when mingling with crowds. One supposes theatres, concerts and other arts events would certainly be affected. Dwindling audience numbers and show postponements would surely be the case. But has it been? How have pandemics in [...]

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