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Beyond The Poster Wars Of Pilihanraya Sarawak 2011

Beyond The Poster Wars Of Pilihanraya Sarawak 2011

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.

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Gods of Sarawak: Who will answer our prayers?

Gods of Sarawak: Who will answer our prayers?

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?

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Let No White Wo(man) Fight Our Battles

Let No White Wo(man) Fight Our Battles

What does backpacking around Asia have to do with the upcoming Sarawak elections?

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Sarawak’s Low Voter Registration Problems: A Response to EC

Sarawak’s Low Voter Registration Problems: A Response to EC

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?

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High Court Decides in Favour of Ibans in Another Historic NCR Case

High Court Decides in Favour of Ibans in Another Historic NCR Case

The Kuching High Court found that the Provisional Lease issued covers or includes or impairs the Plaintiffs’ rights over the said native customary land therein was null and void as it violated the Plaintiffs’ rights enshrined under Article 13 (1) of the Federal Constitution and Section 15 (1) of the Sarawak Land Code Cap. 81.

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Who Are The Aggressors?

Who Are The Aggressors?

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.

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Oil Palm Company vs Ibans: On Land Rights in Sarawak

Oil Palm Company vs Ibans: On Land Rights in Sarawak

Oil palm company fails to get natives evicted through court, status quo of natives maintained.

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Dual Nationality: The Queen’s Malaysians

Dual Nationality: The Queen’s Malaysians

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.

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Sarawak’s Peaceful Warrior: Penan Leader And Activist, Along Sega Dies

Sarawak’s Peaceful Warrior: Penan Leader And Activist, Along Sega Dies

The last nomad of the Penans has passed away, leaving a peaceful resistance legacy for Malaysian youth activists to emulate.

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Stories From The Field: Don’t Believe Everything Your Boss Tells You

Stories From The Field: Don’t Believe Everything Your Boss Tells You

A seasoned fieldworker’s reminisicing her first fieldwork in the jungle alone.

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LoyarBurok’s 2011 Wishlist

LoyarBurok’s 2011 Wishlist

LoyarBurok’s 10 wishes for 2011, as voted by LoyarBurokkers.

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The Curious Incident of The Would Be Arsonist in Simunjan

The Curious Incident of The Would Be Arsonist in Simunjan

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.

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The ONLY MerdekakanMalaysia Run (1st): Things That Matter To Us Malaysians (and it’s not teh tarik.)

The ONLY MerdekakanMalaysia Run (1st): Things That Matter To Us Malaysians (and it’s not teh tarik.)

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.

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Is it time to let go of our Constitution?

Is it time to let go of our Constitution?

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?

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Is KL Really That Far Away From Sibu?

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”.

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Sibu (P212) – Better do it right, Pakatan!

Sibu (P212) – Better do it right, Pakatan!

An “insider” analysis of the upcoming Sibu by-election along with some tips for Pakatan Rakyat to win this traditionally BN stronghold seat.

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Visiting the Malay “Rights”

I have been labelled anti this and that. Apparently, I am also pro this and that, or the other. As such, I am going to begin this article with a disclaimer, just as all accountants do on their reports. This article contains my interpretation of the relevant Constitutional provisions in respect of the “rights” of […]

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