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September 2001

Sunday, September 30, 2001

  • Voters give opposition the boot
  • Barisan ‘brand’ strikes the right chord
  • Sarawak sends a strong signal
  • Winners must prove their worth
  • All abuzz over Judat’s victory

    Saturday, September 29, 2001

  • Development wins it for Barisan
  • Taib sworn in for fifth term as Sarawak CM
  • Ling: People have made a good choice
  • A clear message for opposition parties
  • SUPP gains Chinese support at expense of DAP
  • Gentleman Sim - a victim of polices beyond his control
  • PRM leader criticises DAP for pulling out
  • MB: People value peace and stability

    Friday, September 28, 2001

  • Taib: Results show Malays are not disunited as claimed
  • The people of Sarawak have spoken
  • Fulfil promises, PM tells newly elected reps
  • Barisan crushes opposition in Sarawak
  • PBB crushes opposition challenge
  • Barisan’s women candidates knock out their opponents
  • Up to Keadilan now to tackle Islamic state issue
  • No show by lone voter
  • SNAP loses one Dayak seat
  • Contractor ordered to leave state after voting
  • Left-out Camelia sings the blues
  • DAP sadden over dismal showing
  • SUPP avenges 1996 defeats

    Friday, September 28, 2001

  • Barisan set to retain Sarawak
  • Radical change is in the air
  • Barisan hard at work to win all northern seats
  • Leaders speak their mind

    Wednesday, September 26, 2001

  • Longhouse residents furious with Pas
  • Taib unfazed by opposition
  • Two choices before voters
  • ‘Withdrawal over Islamic state’
  • Personalities take centrestage
  • SUPP to slug it out with DAP
  • Betting odds for outcome of polls out
  • Independent’s helicopter use remains a puzzle
  • Chinese voters control outcome of 10 seats

    Tuesday, September 25, 2001

  • Dr M: Pullout may be a ploy by DAP to do well in election
  • DAP denies pullout was timed for Sarawak elections
  • Political gap across the sea
  • Abang Johari: No such pact
  • BN sets sight on ‘grey area’ Telang Usan
  • PAS ‘only wants to play complementary role’
  • Malay votes decisive factor in Kidurong
  • Tough fight in three seats

    Monday, September 24, 2001

  • ‘A stronger BN, a better State’
  • Ling: DAP move a trick to hoodwink Sarawakians
  • 3,000 cross over to the Barisan Nasional
  • Opposition front unbalanced by withdrawal of DAP
  • Nine seats in the black list
  • Johari: I have no secret pact with group
  • DAP has shown its true colours, says SUPP official
  • Masing: Some not serious contenders
  • Motley crowd of characters

    Sunday, September 23, 2001

  • DAP pulls out
  • Pullout raises DAP’s chances
  • Shock over DAP pullout
  • Intense jostling for Malay seats
  • Doors closed for Umno’s entry into Sarawak
  • No peace in Pantai Damai
  • Politicians kick up dirt in campaign
  • Reform Party’s Siah hits out at Keadilan leaders
  • PBDS veep Sng stressed out

    Saturday, September 22, 2001

  • Abdullah refutes claims
  • Barisan confident of Iban support
  • Breaking into poetry at ceramahs
  • DAP facing an uphill battle
  • Ong hits out at the opposition
  • SUPP luring voters with karaoke

    Friday, September 21, 2001

  • BN manifesto focuses on better progress
  • Abdullah confident of ‘a huge majority’ win by Barisan Nasional
  • Keng Yaik on the pitfalls in voting for the Opposition
  • 42 contesting under ABU group
  • Political big guns arrive to lend a helping hand
  • Businessmen set to vote for continuity
  • Multitude of Abangs and Wongs
  • Choosing the right colours
  • ‘Foreigners’ in their midst
  • Narrow escape for Keadilan candidate

    Thursday, September 20, 2001

  • Editorial: The Battle for Sarawak
  • Polls candidates must contribute to people
  • Hard to unravel the puzzles
  • Sluggish start to election campaign
  • Keadilan promises to limit CM’s tenure
  • ‘No party wanted Batu Kawa’
  • Political lesson in Simunjan

    Wednesday, September 19, 2001

  • 58 seats to be decided as BN wins 4 uncontested
  • Pitch begins; BN four up
  • CM: Some candidates financed by outsiders
  • Chan: BN’s record enough
  • Taib faces three Independents
  • SUPP chief faces Law
  • DAP and Keadilan to clash in three constituencies
  • ABU group to contest against PBB candidates
  • I have nothing to fear: Abg Abu
  • Tempers flare at centre
  • Four-cornered fight in Dudong
  • 42 PAS members in Marang leave to join Umno

    Tuesday, September 18, 2001

  • Nomination Day - Crowded affair expected
  • Taib: Let's work together
  • Barisan gears up for a clean sweep
  • Polls appear to lack spice
  • BN Youth and Wanita to help out in polls
  • Group to monitor elections
  • Abang Abu Bakar to contest in Asajaya
  • Keadilan offers DAP Padungan for Pending
  • PAS has no right to be in Sarawak, says Ku Li
  • PAS names candidate for Samariang
  • No hard feelings, says Justine Jinggut
  • DAP to go for 13 seats

    Saturday, September 15, 2001

  • Opposition at loggerheads over seat allocation
  • ‘Token opposition’ to ‘BN incumbents in three seats
  • Ummi lodges report against Beginda
  • Three-way fight in Padungan

    Friday, September 14, 2001

  • Taib looks set for win in Balingian
  • ‘Attacks on US have no bearing on S'wak election’
  • Don't hire samseng: CP
  • Don’t take things for granted, voters advised
  • Telang Usan rep wants to stand as BN candidate

    Thursday, September 13, 2001

  • Chinese warned of repression if Pas comes to power
  • Veterans to aid in grey seats
  • Ex-farmer to contest in Engkilili under Keadilan
  • Three-way fight likely for Marudi
  • Record 532 nomination papers out
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