The importance of facts and sources

The dangers of relying on the word of activists, not governments, is evident in the calls for an investigation into Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud. Daniel Read of Free Malaysia Today provides us with some great insights .. Malaysian prosecutors and investigators have been weighed down with information as, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s (BN)…

Taib the target before, Najib the target today

Clare Rewcastle Brown is having great fun with selectively publicising stolen documents on her blog portal Sarawak Report.  She has been careful to tell MalaysiaKini that , “…I had neither forged nor hacked to get this material…”.  We are glad she made this clear.  That Clare didn’t forge or hack in this case is reassuring,…

A snapshot of Taib-hater Lukas Straumann

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved. The Sarawak Report and Bruno Manser Fund Taib-haters divide commentators into two camps. In one camp are those who believe them and attack anyone who dares to question them or check their facts. All others are in the other camp; if these people speak out, they…

Lukas Straumann hides the truth behind BBC bullying

The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser Foundation and author of the controversial book “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia”. Straumann had previously alleged that law firm…

More rope to hang Lukas Straumann?

It appears that there will be more rope to hang Bruno Manser Fund’s Dr Lukas Straumann for the defamatory statements made in recent weeks against Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. Bruno Manser Fund and Sarawak Report have been challenging Taib to sue them, and claiming that a lack of a lawsuit…