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The state Opposition parties have been advised against pouring cold water on the state government’s effort to seek greater autonomy.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem said this would create a public perception that the opposition wants his administration to fail in its discussions with Putrajaya.

He added that the opposition should not portray themselves as wanting the state to fail in its discussions over the devolution of power because the public would come to a conclusion that they never wanted the extra power for Sarawak.

In the end, the people would be the ones who lose if the discussions did not succeed, he cautioned.

Adenan disclosed that the federal government had in principle indicated its agreement on some matters in relation to the devolution of power back to the state.

He admitted that it would take time to attain results because there were some issues that were complex, especially those involving the Constitution, which would be discussed further with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I advise opposition parties not to pour cold water on our effort to attain our autonomy. Otherwise the public would come to a conclusion that they want

WHILE Umno and PAS are inching towards a political collaboration, the DAP and PKR have reached a stymied stage where their common interests have started to wane.

The thin thread holding the DAP and PKR together remains their mutual desire to win Federal power.

The country is currently going through a massive transformation process in the form of economic and social changes that integrate peace and fair play.

These changes will continue to take shape even under a new regime that includes

KUALA LUMPUR: The parties in a libel suit filed by Deputy Youth and Sports minister Datuk M.Saravanan against former MIC president Datuk Seri G.Palanivel and two others have been urged to settle the matter out of court.

Palanivel's lawyer, R.Thayalan, said Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab told both sides to explore the settlement of the suit over allegations that Saravanan misused funds for his own interest.

"The court has set Feb 2 for next case management," he said after the

We Sarawakians are lucky to be led by a strong leader in Adenan. Adenan charismatic factor has one way or another drowning some dissenting views on certain issues that has not been met by the federal leaders since Merdeka.

As Sarawak is a partner in the formation of Malaysia, there have been many calls for greater autonomy for Sarawak and looking at the current scenerio they have a strong basis and should not be taken for granted.

Sarawak have been subjected to the prolong constructive

The heat is building up for Sarawak 11th state election, which is widely speculated to be held in March.

Sarawakians were already talking about going to the polls in March even before Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem hinted that the much-anticipated elections will be held in three months’ time.

However the delicate political issue, involving two Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties - Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP), Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and two new so called

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor UMNO has no problem working with PAS, said state UMNO Liaison committee chairman, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Khaled said Johor UMNO was open to any kind of cooperation which would benefit the people.

"If there is anything that needs to be discussed or consulted, they are most welcome as this is to fulfill our national aspiration of bringing progress to the country and for the welfare of the people," he told reporters after a Gerak Mesra Perdana 2015 prize

The image and reputation of PAS as an extremist party among residents in Sarawak would be a major obstacle for the party to win any seat in the state election says UMS senior lecturer.

Islam-based parties will find it difficult to establish their base in Sarawak as voters in the state are more diverse, comprising various religions, ethnic groups and cultures.

Political analysts were of the view that PAS and PAS splinter party, Amanah would be disappointed if they were to use the state

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