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Archive for May 5th, 2011

Candidates Reminded To Submit Election Expenses

KUCHING, May 4 (Bernama) – All candidates in the 10th Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election are reminded to submit their statement and election expenses before May 30.

Deputy Director of the Sarawak Election Commission, Wan Fadillah Wan Ahmad said the results of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election had been gazetted on April 29.

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Sarawak Natives Fight for Land Rights
Carolyn Hong – Straits Times Indonesia | May 05, 2011

Kuala Lumpur. Along a mountainous logging track on the northern edge of Borneo, a 500 kilometer-long gas pipeline is snaking its way from Sabah to Sarawak.

The RM1.6 billion ($538 million) pipeline is meant to carry gas from Kimanis, Sabah, to the Petronas plant in Bintulu, Sarawak.

But for the natives who live along the pipeline, it is yet another example of their ancestral land being taken from them for development — whether it be for plantations, dams or a pipeline — without compensation.

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15 April 2011, New Sarawak Tribune – Land Development Minister Dato Sri Dr James Masing presented mock cheques symbolising the compensation money to 15 longhouse headmen. Federal and State government would both settle the outstanding loan payments for the longhouses and return the amount they already paid for their houses. The government also decided to reimburse the compensation money they had used up for the loan. [Uma Juman, Sg Asap, Belaga] Also present was Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili

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