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SIBU: The State government lost yet another case of dispute over native customary rights (NCR) land to the natives this time at Budu, Krian, Saratok, prompting Baru Bian, the natives’ legal counsel to say that it is a clear proof of land grab by the present government.
“Today (23 September), another judgment handed down by the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak at Sibu, is another clear proof that the land grab by the present State Government of Native Customary Land (NCL) in Sarawak is on the rise,” Bian, who is Sarawak PKR chief said.
He was commenting on the natives’ victory against a company Vita Hill Sdn Bhd, the Director of Forests and the state government.
Update: full judgement here.
A UN report that states Sarawak has done much to arrest human rights abuse and environmental damage could not be further from the truth.