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The CM admit that the NCR lands are sold at prices much below the market price -but that admission does not tell the public that most of the time the land acquired by the state would be resold to commercial developers at market prices which are much higher than the compensation paid by the state government to the original land owners. That is so much hypocricy on the part of the state governmetn run by the CM. The `development’ of the so called `idle’ land said to amount to 200 000 hectare hide stories of unconscionable land thefts which the people will need to be told to enable them to make wise and rational choice on Taib’s land policy. The state election should be a referendum on Taib’s land grabs policy. Another sad story of land grab by the Taib’s government is appended -from the Sarawak Report web site.

January 11, 2011 23:08 PM

Sarawak To Introduce Land Exchange System

KUCHING, Jan 11 (Bernama) — Sarawak would be introducing the Land Exchange System to allow for the sale and purchase of native customary rights (NCR) land, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said Tuesday.
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The mystery of the CM’s wife is slowly being unwrapped-by the old man who control every information as before. An additional piece of info about the CM’s wife missing from the news below is: she could be an air hostess before.   January 11, 2011 18:17 PM

Taib’s Wedding Reception This Saturday KUCHING, Jan 11 (Bernama) — Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said Tuesday he will hold a banquet this Saturday to mark his recent marriage. Taib, 74, who seemed to be in a jovial mood, did not disclose the venue but it is believed that the reception to formally introduce his wife, Puan Sri Ragad Waleed Alkurdi, 28, will be held at the Dewan Santapan of the old state legislative assembly complex in Petra Jaya here. Congratulated by reporters after opening a seminar on improving the economy of Bumiputras, he appeared protective of his wife. (more…)

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Longhouse folk release ‘captive gangsters’
Joseph Tawie(FMT)

A leader of a ‘gangster’ group sent to intimidate natives in Ulu Niah has managed to negotiate the release of his members.

KUCHING: Twenty-two “gangsters”, who were captured by the Rumah Ranggong longhouse folk in Ulu Niah on Jan 4, have been released unharmed.

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