Tuai Rumah Rayang Ak Ringkai of Kg Bait Ili, near Sri Aman passed away yesterday due to high blodd pressure complications -after coming to Kuching to try to file a suit against the logging company encroaching on his land. In the last interview he gave to TV Sarawak Bebas he showed the numerous police reports which he had made against the logging company-but to no avail. The company Tasinmas Project management consultants Sdn Bhd, is believed to be owned by someone close to the CM.
He has tried to file the suit earlier but the business of the lawyer caused him to turn to another lawyer for help. The encroachment of his land stated in 2006. And legal avenues pose many challenges-among them is the time. Some cases can drag on over 10 years before there is a chance for hearing an judgement. At the time of reporting over 200 Tuai Rumah had overcome many hurdles to file suit against their land encroachers.