Borneo boy travels to Donggongon I DISCOVER that Tamu days are happy and busy days at Donggongon. This small town in the Penampang district of Sabah comes alive on Thursdays and Fridays each week when there’s a hive of trading activities not only at the actual tamu grounds but business in the entire area gets [...]
Archive | September, 2010
September 26, 2010
An experienced conservationist issues warning that global climate change may have ‘great consequences’ for marine ecosystems off Borneo’s east coast. Updated: 28 Sept 2010 Book Review by Joe Leong DR JUNAIDI PAYNE, a foremost authority on natural history and ecology of Sabah on Borneo Island, has voiced a word of warning that climate change may [...]
September 22, 2010
Christian leaders in Malaysia call on government to bring to justice those who stoke racial and religious tensions CHRISTIAN leaders in the country have urged the government administration to muster the courage to bring to justice those who stoke racial and religious tensions.
September 21, 2010
‘It was my dad who did it’, says Datuk Dr Mohd Yaakub Haji Johari, 47 years later Joe Leong IN A SERIES of interviews I conducted during the run-up to the celebration of Malaysia Day this year, some untold stories came to light concerning that historic event that took place at the old Jesselton town [...]
September 20, 2010
“Forest and Climate – Decoding and Realising REDD+ in The Heart of Borneo (HoB), With Special Focus on Sabah” A TWO-DAY international conference is scheduled to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Nov 8-9 to bring about greater awareness to various parties on the crucial role of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).
September 18, 2010
Malaysia Day 16 Sept 1963-2010 OPINION (3) ON THAT historic day when the Proclamation of Malaysia was read out in four languages at the old Jesselton town padang, eight-year-old Pang Teck Wai was told by his father and other family members that North Borneo was going to have a totally new direction, new politics, and [...]
September 17, 2010
Malaysia Day 16 Sept 1963-2010 OPINION (2) DR MOHD Yaakub Haji Johari was a young and innocent child at the time when North Borneo became an independent state, 47 years ago. He can still faintly remember that the people at that moment in history seemed to be entertaining the hope that Sabah would be just [...]
September 9, 2010
Malaysia Day 16 Sept 1963-2010 OPINION (1) THE bottom line for Sabah is that it is the poorest state in the country. “This speaks volumes in terms of development in Sabah,” says Tan Sri Simon Sipaun from Penampang in Sabah, when invited by to give his views on how this east Malaysian state on Borneo [...]