Security post for covering up the truth?
There is a notorious security post set up by the JKR at the entrance to the Bengoh dam and villages. JKR is only involved in building an access road to the dam-why are they then given the power to set up a security post that cut visitors off the dam and also the villages? The villagers themselves are the first to feel puzzled as to why the security post is there-though they themselves are not stopped from going through. The security post require outsiders to apply for a permit from the JKR’s HQ in Kuching. But why you need a permit to go there?
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This writer is reminded of the same situation in Orang Asli villages in West Malaysia.There are laws stopping visit to these villages by outsiders. It was a leftover from the time when the Orang Aslis were caught in between the war between the Malayan army and the armed Communists. But after the peace-accord between the 2 sides in 1987, the law and the security arrangement in the Orang Asli villages still stand. Why? Apparently this time it is to keep the Orang Aslis from being influenced by non-ruling party people so that the Orang Aslis will forever be faithful to the ruling BN party!
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A hilarious situation happened when my Sarawakian researcher friend went to interview a Orang Asli village in Perak. He was required to apply for a permit even though he himself is a Bidayuh native!
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