While the scandal around the Mulu National Park is brewing there is another scandal happening just outside its doorstep: At Long Terawan and a few villages around it -the oil palm company KTS Pusaka has taken over 800 000 hectares of NCR lands by securing the village chief’s consent, but notably ignoring the majority of the villagers and other ethnic groups like the Penans. The agreement between the company and the Terawan chief has been kept away from the villagers. See the video here.
Earlier Radio Free Sarawak has reported about this scandal while Sarawak Report exposed the Chief Minister’s scandalous involvement in the Mulu National Park’s management. This scandal add to a snowballing of land scams protests which will pile pressure on the incumbent ruling party in the imminent state election in Sarawak.