The guest speakers this Saturday are Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar, Professors at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Both of them are involved in media production, teaching, and research.
Sarawak should have earned RM19bn in logging royalties from an estimated one hundred million trees chopped down over the years, says an Aliran correspondent. So why are so many in the state still poor?
Some of us might think that it could take several billion ringgit to wipe out poverty in Sarawak. Not really.
The BN vows to make Sarawak the richest state. But you know something? Sarawak is already the richest state in the country. But – and there is a big but – the problem lies in income distribution. This commentary from the Aliran website: The BN pledges to make Sarawak the richest state in Malaysia.
Those travelling for the first time to Sarawak might be shocked to discover the poor condition of roads, even in urban areas. And if you venture further away from the cities and towns, you might find folks without proper piped water and regular electricity supply and people still using pit latrines. And all the while, some of the political elites and their business cronies in Kuching enjoy ostentatious life-styles, their families having accumulated millions.