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Environmental “hot potatoes” in 2013

Environmental “hot potatoes” in 2013

POLITICIANS today ignore environmental issues at their peril. The year 2012 year saw major environmental protests against controversial projects in Malaysia. What environmental “hot potatoes” will politicians have to deal with carefully this year, especially with the general election around the corner?

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When will Taib really go?

When will Taib really go?

IN the lead-up to the Sarawak elections, the prime minister and his deputy went all out to convince voters that Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud would step down after the state election because he was “ready”. But what does “after” and “ready” really mean? Is it “someday” as the deputy prime minister has stated or in “two to three years” as Taib has claimed? Clearly, vague rhetoric is useful for politicians to keep their options open especially now that the Barisan Nasional has again secured its two-thirds majority in the state assembly.

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Sarawak elections and the politics of scaremongering

Sarawak elections and the politics of scaremongering

THE impending 16 Apr 2011 Sarawak elections have been dubbed by some media as the “hottest ever” polls in the state. The state elections will be the biggest test that the Barisan Nasional (BN) and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have had to face since the 2008 general election. The BN will be looking for signs [...]

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More BN component party leaders meet PM (Updated)

Updated 2:17pm, 8 April 2009 PUTRAJAYA, 8 April 2009: As the people eagerly await the announcement on the new cabinet line-up, which was rumoured would be made today, more Barisan Nasional (BN) component leaders were seen calling at the prime minister’s office here. The first leader seen leaving the office at Bangunan Perdana Putra at [...]

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Which way in Batang Ai?

Which way in Batang Ai?

LUBOK ANTU, 5 April 2009: It is now almost time to wrap up the campaigning in Batang Ai, but the precious days before Tuesday are still being milked to the fullest by both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). The BN’s flagbearer is engineer Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, 49, who is taking on [...]

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A warning for Pakatan Rakyat: Taib Mahmud

KUCHING, 5 Feb 2009: The political imbroglio that breaks out in Perak is a warning for Pakatan Rakyat which previously was very ambitious to form a government at the federal level, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said today. He said the impending collapse of Pakatan Rakyat government in Perak should serve as [...]

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