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Archive for August 25th, 2010

The long gas pipelines run into blockades in NCR lands encroached by it.

From our last video report on blockade against the sabah Sarawak gas Pipeline project the blockade has spread to wider areas -to Baram and Long Nyaki, according to a report below. Watch out here for more updates.

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August 25, 2010

Cut-price sale of Kuching land to Taib’s children

By Aidila Razak

A company owned by Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s children has obtained land in Kuching at a very low price, causing the state to lose at least RM300 million in potential revenue.

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PKR Chief Baru Bian criticised BN politician’s condition to survey the NCR land-see 2nd report below:

Penduduk mahu tanah disukat perlu jumpa wakil rakyat k’jaan
August 25, 2010, Wednesday(Utusan Borneo)

SIMUNJAN: Penduduk kampung di luar bandar yang mahu tanah-tanah mereka disukat perluberjumpa atau meminta bantuan daripada wakil rakyat pihak kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN).

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Carbon offset schemes elsewhere had caused many problems -eg the forests used for the offset scheme could be originally intended for conservation anyway-thus there is no increase in conserved forests. How do Sarawak intend to identify what are the forests which really add to the conservation  but not simply put forward for the carbon offset scheme? before there is a solution a scheme is already agreed …Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia has a statement below.

State keen to adopt carbon offset scheme

by Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith

August 19, 2010, Thursday(Borneo Post)

KUCHING: The state is interested to adopt the ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ (REDD) initiative as part of its sustainable forest conservation programme.

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Minister: New devt model to benefit NCR land owners

August 20, 2010, Friday(Borneo Post)

KUCHING: The Ministry of Land Development will come up with a new mechanism to develop Native Customary Rights (NCR) land to bring greater benefits to its owners.

Minister of Land Development Dato Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said NCR land totalled some 1.5 million hectares in the state but the majority of its owners remained poor.

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Penans in Murum want their say in Murum’s development-see statement after news:

Govt to alienate 24,000 hectares for Penans

August 20, 2010, Friday(Borneo post)

KUCHING: The government will alienate some 24,000 hectares of land in upper Murum for the Penans, revealed Land Development Minister Dato Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.

He said the land would be alienated for the Penans even after the Murum hydroelectric power (HEP) Dam is completed.

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‘Take stern action against educationists who stir unrest’

by Mary Francis
August 22, 2010, Sunday

MIRI: Educationists who create disunity and racial tensions should be slapped with “exemplary action” to ensure that similar incidents would not recur in future.Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) president William Ghani Bina said firm action need to be taken because educationists were supposed to unite the people of different races and not to hurl derogatory remarks which could spark social unrest.

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