Desmond Davidson

Desmond is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight. You can follow him on Facebook.

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Sunday, 05 Dec 2021 06:57 AM

Sarawak to see battle of 2 big names in Batu Kawah

Analysts split over outcome in the crowded field, where the main contenders are Sim Kui Hian and Kelvin Yii.

Sarawak to see battle of 2 big names in Batu Kawah

Friday, 03 Dec 2021 06:11 PM

Abang Jo trades Satok for backwater Gedong in coming polls

Ibrahim Baki to contest in CM’s current seat.

Abang Jo trades Satok for backwater Gedong in coming polls

Friday, 03 Dec 2021 07:00 AM

Analysts project Malacca-like low voter turnout in Sarawak polls

They cite reasons such as fear of contracting Covid-19, unfavourable year-end monsoon weather and restrictive campaign SOP.

Analysts project Malacca-like low voter turnout in Sarawak polls

Thursday, 02 Dec 2021 06:01 PM

Sarawak DAP chief gives up Kota Sentosa seat to contest in Padungan

Chong Chieng Jen to explain to irate constituents events that led to incumbent Wong King Wei leaving party.

Sarawak DAP chief gives up Kota Sentosa seat to contest in Padungan

Thursday, 02 Dec 2021 04:40 PM

PKR wants to settle Sarawak polls seat dispute by morning

State chapter hopes DAP will agree to give up Kemena, Senadin and Piasau.

PKR wants to settle Sarawak polls seat dispute by morning


Wednesday, 01 Dec 2021 04:01 PM

Adenan’s widow not defending Tanjong Datu seat, says Abang Johari

Jamilah Anu opts to retire, son Azizul to take over. 

Adenan’s widow not defending Tanjong Datu seat, says Abang Johari

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 02:22 PM

Sarawak to realise airline dream with boutique carrier

Fleet likely to comprise 100- to 120-seater aircraft, Abang Johari says.

Sarawak to realise airline dream with boutique carrier

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 06:49 AM

PBK entry dashes Pakatan’s hopes for straight fights in Sarawak 

Record number of candidates expected in December 18 state elections.

PBK entry dashes Pakatan’s hopes for straight fights in Sarawak 

Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 04:30 PM

We’ll contest all 4 disputed seats if issue unresolved, PKR warns DAP

Sarawak PKR says it will do this unless agreement reached before state polls’ nomination day.

We’ll contest all 4 disputed seats if issue unresolved, PKR warns DAP

Friday, 26 Nov 2021 02:43 PM

Sarawak DAP reveals its first 18 candidates

Identities of six contenders kept secret ‘for strategic reasons’.

Sarawak DAP reveals its first 18 candidates

Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 06:49 PM

Draft SOP for Sarawak polls allows physical campaigning, ceramah only in villages, longhouses

Election Commission also does not permit outsiders, non-residents to canvass for votes in these areas, a proposal shows.

Draft SOP for Sarawak polls allows physical campaigning, ceramah only in villages, longhouses

Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 11:15 AM

Sarawak CM wants East Malaysian rep on IRB board

Abang Jo says ‘we all forgot about it’, rule must now be honoured.

Sarawak CM wants East Malaysian rep on IRB board

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021 04:41 PM

Sarawak civil society groups want practical polls SOP

Do not deny political parties, candidates the chance to meet voters in safe manner, they say.

Sarawak civil society groups want practical polls SOP

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021 11:55 AM

Sarawak to go to the polls on Dec 18

Nomination on Dec 6.

Sarawak to go to the polls on Dec 18

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021 02:30 PM

Sarawak CM dismisses queries about GPS dispute over 3 seats

Abang Johari Abang Openg says alliance will decide on matter after consultation.

Sarawak CM dismisses queries about GPS dispute over 3 seats