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Archive for September 27th, 2011

What help do the Bengoh villagers need?

New Rejoi village-but unlit houses
Candle light dinner-but not for every night?

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State Govt lost again

SIBU: The State government lost yet another case of dispute over native customary rights (NCR) land to the natives this time at Budu, Krian, Saratok, prompting Baru Bian, the natives’ legal counsel to say that it is a clear proof of land grab by the present government.

“Today (23 September), another judgment handed down by the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak at Sibu, is another clear proof that the land grab by the present State Government of Native Customary Land (NCL) in Sarawak is on the rise,” Bian, who is Sarawak PKR chief said.

He was commenting on the natives’ victory against a company Vita Hill Sdn Bhd, the Director of Forests and the state government.

Update: full judgement here.

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UN report praising Sarawak is pure fiction

Jeswan Kaur | September 27, 2011

A UN report that states Sarawak has done much to arrest human rights abuse and environmental damage could not be further from the truth.

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In a surprising move, the United Nations say it is pleased with Sarawak for overcoming various socio-economic challenges in the past decade. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Kedayan villagers hope govt not proceed with eviction plans

BO – Thursday, September 15, 2011, 17:29 MST

Laleh Taha, 75 left and his brother in-law Yussop Abdullah, 64 right. Behind them is Simalajau river.

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