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Archive for June 15th, 2010

Watch it here.

There are numerous other blogs which are about or by sarawakians-the following are not an exhaustive list:

Rengah Sarawak; Hornbill Unleashed; Dayak Baru; Dayak Nation; Broken Shield

From these blogs you can get links to more. Enjoy exploring.

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There were a couple of cases which we come across where PR campaigners were stopped at long houses: at 1 case the PR campaigners were asked to leave by the Tuai Rumah because they fear that the BN campaigners already inside could cause trouble; in another case a BN minister want the PR campaigners stopped -but the residents objected. Finally the minister was sent off the long house! In both instances it is clear that it was not the Tuai Rumah who were the culprits-at most they were trying to avoid trouble that could stem from intolerant BN campaigners!
June 15, 2010

Sarawak EC rapped over directive to Iban chiefs

hornbillunleashed @ 9:00 AM

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JC Tansen
Jun 15, 10(Malaysiakini)

Sarawak’s rampant clearing of forest habitats for conversion to oil palm should be of grave concern for the people of Sarawak and Malaysia.

Most of the land being cleared for oil palm is peatland. The peatland has to be drained, cut or burned, and doing so releases huge quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, to the atmosphere.

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The entire piece of wood here is from a single Tapang tree trunk!

The June Road Show started from June 3rd -12th, focusing the Sg Asap area, where there are 15 group of long houses which were built to accommodate 10 000 natives displaced by the Bakun Dam-the world’s no.2 biggest dam. 3 participants undertook the mission-and netted about 300 new voters and voters who want their polling centers changed! This is adiary of the fruitful road show:

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1 article from Aliran magazine and 2 articles from Merdekareview:

1.A Wish List Too Far?

The current attitude of ‘charity’ or ‘welfare’ towards indigenous rights should be discarded in favour of  social justice, equality and reconciliation for past injustices, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam.

The latest episode in the long-drawn struggle for indigenous minority rights in Malaysia took an unfortunate but all too familiar turn on 13 September 2008 when members of the Polis Di Raja Malaysia threatened and prevented over 100 Indigenous People (Orang Asli from Peninsular Malaysia and native peoples from Sabah and Sarawak) from walking to the Royal Palace to present a memorandum to the Yang DiPertuan Agung.
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