June Rubis goes beyond the poster wars of the Sarawak State Election 2011 and calls upon the rakyat to be part of the Force in rebuilding the State.
As the Sarawak state election approaches, June Rubis asks: Why are rural Sarawakians so loyal to the ruling party? Should they expect more from their elected reps?
What does backpacking around Asia have to do with the upcoming Sarawak elections?
For over half a century, the problem of low voter registration among Sarawakians has not been solved or is it intended to keep those under-registered groups from voicing their choice in the state’s and the country’s leadership?
On the 18th Feb, 2011, 100 armed thugs camped at Rumah Ranggong, Sarawak with explosives & parangs, over a land dispute between the longhouse and an oil palm company. Now the villagers are being accused as the aggressors by the local press.
Oil palm company fails to get natives evicted through court, status quo of natives maintained.
Continuing his series on popular misconceptions about what the Constitution does or doesn’t provide, Andrew Yong looks at the question of dual nationality and the British connection.
The last nomad of the Penans has passed away, leaving a peaceful resistance legacy for Malaysian youth activists to emulate.
A seasoned fieldworker’s reminisicing her first fieldwork in the jungle alone.
LoyarBurok’s 10 wishes for 2011, as voted by LoyarBurokkers.
An on-the-ground account of the case of a “would-be arsonist” and the fight to save Sebangan rainforest. A man was arrested for arson, curiously, at the time the fire started he was some 400km away.
As promised on Twitter @LoyarBurok. Starting today for 3 days, 6 runners, 6 LoyarBurokkers – 5 Malaysians (& 1 of unknown pedigree), 4 making their historic debut runs – present 6 reflections on what we all need to do to liberate Malaysia. Our first runner Lisa Ng is an ex-copywriter and mother who has decided – when not chasing after her 18 month old – that writing for larger causes is a lot more rewarding. She hopes that by writing, more consciousness will be awakened. And more Malaysians will come out of the comforts of their lives to defend, from all forms of injustices, the lifestyles they have worked hard to gain.
Starting with the Perak Mufti’s now infamous remark about a “new Constitution”, then rebutted by Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, a LoyarBurokker today flies us on a hot-air balloon, LB-styled. The courts have consistently ignored the Constitution and failed to uphold many of its protective provisions. The people have suffered. Is the Malaysian Federal Constitution a Document of Tyranny or one of Salvation? Is it time to let go of a Constitution which continues to protect only the elite and powerful?
A consideration on why no Sarawakian should feel that they live in a distant cocoon, impervious to so-called “national issues” often deemed “too far away”.
An “insider” analysis of the upcoming Sibu by-election along with some tips for Pakatan Rakyat to win this traditionally BN stronghold seat.