THROWING THE WATER AFTER HEARING A THUNDER: ADENAN OUTSMARTED THE OPPOSITION

TAN SRI DATUK PATINGGI (DR.) HAJI ADENAN SATEM, the Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak outsmarted the opposition parties in Sarawak just before the legislative assembly, Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) commenced its sitting on the 21 November 2016.  Adenan has been talking loudly “to reclaim the state’s rights from the federal government” and to proposed a motion on 1 November 2016 after …

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SARAWAK REGATTA AND THE VIRGIN MOON MOUSEDEER RACING IN THE RIVER

HERE COME THE BOATS AGAIN!   The Sarawak Regatta is here again in the Sarawak River, Kuching from 18-20 November 2016. More than a decade ago I wrote a short feature on the history of regatta in Sarawak, entitled “Sarawak Regatta: Paddling Into the Past”. It was a popular piece. I remember the Malaysia Tattler, a magazine for rich people found …

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BUKU HANGAT! TERBAHARU! SARAWAK WAS A BRITISH COLONY!

22 Julai 1963 Dalam Sejarah Sarawak:  Antara Fakta dan Dusta Sanib Said, 1953- ISBN 978-967-13435-2-4 Penerbit: SaraMedia Global, Kuching Sarawak. Harga: RM20.00 Kandungan: 1. Sarawak Dalam Sejarah, 2. Pandangan Jauh Tunku Abdul Rahman, 3. Kabinet Menteri Sarawak Pertama, 4. Detik Di Ambang Merdeka Dalam Malaysia, 5. Tiga Ucapan Bersejarah, 6. Pulangnya Gabenor Penjajah, 7. Pemasyhuran Malaysia, 8. Kesimpulan:  Antara Fakta …

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PENUBUHAN PERSEKUTUAN MALAYSIA: DOKUMEN DAN FAKTA DATO STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN YANG DILUPAKAN

  Semua dokumen berkaitan dengan penubuhan Malaysia telah dibentangkan dalam dewan legislatif semua negara dan negeri yang terlibat. Walaupun masih sebuah koloni British, Council Negeri Sarawak telah membahaskan cadangan penubuhan Malaysia dan diluluskan oleh wakil rakyat Sarawak pada 26 September 1962. Malah parlimen British sendiri mesti meluluskan koloninya Sarawak menyertai penubuhan Malaysia terlebih dahulu. Begitu juga semua sultan dan negeri …

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15 Years of Blogging: Writing on Love and Tragedy of History, Politics and Economics

My first essay was published in my school magazine when I was 14 years old.  Since then I cannot stop writing and reading.  Later I studied English Literature for the Cambridge Examination for the General and Higher School certificates. Love and Tragedy At the university  the  Shakespeare tragedies were expanded to reading about shades of love in D.H. Lawrence’s novels. And the …

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Brookes in Sarawak: One Hundred Years of Tribal Killings

In the last two years the Brookes, the English Dynasty, who ruled Sarawak for one hundred years from 1842-1941/1945, has been revived by a political group styled S4S, Sarawak For Sarawakians. The group is mostly supported by the Chinese and Dayaks while the Malays were opposed to this controversial political issue.  They paraded Brooke’s flag and its emblem in bright …

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