MEO-Net had conducted a voter education program in Rh Lingga, Sebuyao 2 weeks back and intend to send observers to stay there for election observation. When we called back last night the friendly Tuai Rumah told us that we cannot go there because the SAO (local government officer) there claim that the CDs showing demolition of Rh Nor Nyawai prove that the observers are partisan to the Opposition and thus the long house should not welcome the observers back there! When the story was told to Numpang Suntai who is from there and well known for the NCR land struggle he said that the tuai rumah here often get pressure from the local government officers. So MEO-Net will look for other long houses to host the observers. The long house was chosen because of the NCR struggle there which involved 14 long houses. 7 villagers had been arrested for land rights protests-and Numpang Suntai was arrested for `criminal initimidation’ charge. He has recently been released. The idea of observing there is to see if the experience of the court cases will bring any change to the natives.