Many people were probably shocked to read about Mingat Ak Yakin who was beaten into a pulp last month by a logging company who encroached into his ancestral land near Sarikei. He recovered but not his voice. In a hoarse voice he tell his own story in a video here. This kind of violence has been tolerated by the state government for a long time-let’s see if the voters will do the same this time at the imminent state elections. Mingat(right in the picture above) will be telling his story to a West Malaysian audience tomorrow night at KLSCAH assembly hall.
In any case the election in Sarikei was a close fight between DAP and SUPP, where SUPP won due to split opposition candidates.