Category: Sarawak – Nationhood and Identity

April 4, 2016

Nepotism in Malaysia Ended in 1997

Nepotism: noun. the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Sarawak’s 2016 Elections are now moving faster. Chief Minister Adenan Satem announced at the press conference in Wisma Bapa Malaysia – Sarawak’s Seat of Government. Political aspirants started lobbying for their respective arty’s tickets months ago. Some take to Facebook to publicly record their efforts. As some incumbents […]

June 7, 2015

When Feudalism 2.0 Goes Online in the Face of Tragedy

Us vs. Them. This sentiment is no stranger to us. We see it in our daily lives. In the Borneo partners of the Federation, it is even stronger. Since coming together with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak barely saw the benefits of Malaysia – or so we like to say. I do not deny since 1963, the development – especially commercial, educational, technological and infrastructural – […]

November 8, 2014

Above All – The RSAF Philosophy

The RSAF Museum in Paya Lebar Located by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Base in Paya Lebar is the RSAF Museum. This was my first stop on my trip to Singapore. Above All is the motto of the island republic’s air defenses arm of the Singapore Air Force (SAF). Like many other nations, the RSAF is the first line of defense in the event […]

October 6, 2014

What is Corruption? An Economics-Influenced Take on the Price Hikes

Malaysia’s Federal Government announced that it is reducing the petrol subsidies. For consumers, this means we have to pay an extra RM0.20 for every litre of petrol. In reaction to the “petrol price hike”, many quarters are singing litanies of condemnation. Cries of corruption are heard. But what is “corruption”? Corrupt, or corrumpere, meant “utterly broken”. It is no longer as whole as it once […]

September 17, 2014

Happy Malaysia Day! With a long entry.

In 51 years, there has been much changes compared to the State of the Nation back in 1963. No doubt some quarters would harp that it is not as far or fast as they hoped it to be. But these are changes none the less. In that time, Sarawak grew with her partners, Malaya and Sabah. Albeit growth was more focused on West Malaysia, or […]

September 13, 2014

Opportunities Aplenty – Are We Really Ready of Independence?

With talks of independence and secession buzzing once again on the social media, many are feeling uneasy. Secession. Sarawak for Sarawakians. Sabah for Sabahans. Independence. These words are all too familiar. Once upon a time, I too favour a politically independent Sarawak. Until a time when I realised independence for the sake of independence will not solve all our problems. If anything, it could open […]

September 21, 2013

Five British Universities with an Online Undergraduate Programme

Together we Achieve Sarawak Gemilang 2030 Brian Tracy, in many of his recordings, begin by saying “we are living in the most exciting time in human history for innovation and success”. More so in Malaysia where we are racing to becoming a high income nation by the year 2020. In Sarawak, we aim to be the richest state in Malaysia by 2030. Sarawak Gemilang 2030 […]