I am not anti-progress. I just hope for a more sustainable development. Sustainable development that does not destroy the heritage, livelihood and culture of the Bornean people. An area estimated at 1/5 of Sarawak would be underwater once the 12 mega dams are built. Above is the picture of the area that will be submerged,… Continue reading Damming our Future: The Borneo Project
Singapore’s People’s Action Party initiated a merger with Malaya, but was resisted by it’s most dominant political power, UMNO, including Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR). The Malayans feared the possibility of left wing radicalism taking over the Singapore government in the elections as PAP suffered losses and rifts after an internal struggle in 1962. It is… Continue reading A broken deal: The Borneo States after 1963
(Sourced from Sabah Forum) Malaysia Independence Day is August 31st? Think again. Click here to read a post by Vernon Kedit.
Movement for Change Sarawak will be organising a Red Rally, Walk for Democracy and Refrom at the Museum Gardens tomorrow, together with a wreath laying ceremony at fallen heroes memorial in Waterfront and the Gardens. Police permit has not been granted due to Ramadhan, while the ex-servicemen association are furious about the wreath laying (they… Continue reading The Red Rally
Living in Sarawak is unlike any other experience. Without sounding too cliched, the numerous ethnic groups (about 60 plus on last count) that populate the state makes for a very diverse and colorful environment. We probably have more cultural festivals (Borneo) combined than any other place in the world. Living with neighbours that differ so… Continue reading I am HARAM, is it?
The Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) decided to host a Gawai celebration of sorts at its newly built hall near Jln. Ong Tiang Swee. When? 1st June, 2011. Now how dumb is that? There you are dragging all the Dayaks involved to the city, preparing this ‘festival’ for the benefit of a few, depriving them… Continue reading The old and incontinent