Hornbill Unleashed

March 10, 2011

“Together, we safeguard our NCR land from land grab”

HU Editor

( Photo Inside ) More than 200 Iban villagers from all corners of Sebangan-Simunjan turned up and crowded the Simunjan Magistrate Court to show their support for Numpang Anak Suntai, charged for criminal intimidating the camp supervisor of Loyal Billion and Quality Concrete Holdings Berhad, a logging company substantially owned by the Chief Minister’s sister, Raziah Mahmud.

This morning, Numpang was freed of the charges framed against him. He was discharged and acquitted by the Magistrate who ruled that the prosecution had failed to make up a prima facie case against Numpang.

The villagers were overjoyed. Many cried unashamedly, men and women.

Numpang and his wife Helen were moved to tears, as he thanked all those present.

“We have to be here because this is not Numpang’s personal matter. Numpang is one of us and we are all in this battle to fight against the company which is owned by the Chief Minister’s sister. Together, we safeguard our NCR land,” said a village headman.

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17 Comments »

  1. Once again I am reading this story and looking at the pictures again and again.

    One great and postive thing about this fight for our NCR lands in Ulu Sebangan, it has bring most of my relatives much closer and together again, not only with Numpang and Helen but with many relatives throughout Sebuyau and Sebangan areas and as far away as Lima, Peru! Out of this fight, I came to discover so many relatives whom I did not know before as well as making many new friends. There are relatives that we had not seen in a while but this fight re-connected us all over again and bring us much closer to each other. We really feel like one big family fighting for one common cause. The feeling of “diri sekaban” and “bala kami empu” is absolutely wonderful!

    Comment by Christina S. Suntai — March 13, 2011 @ 8:48 AM | Reply

  2. Congratulation to all Chinese and Orang Ulu Lawyers who are brave enough to champion the right of NCR owners in the State. Linton Abert an Iban too who dare to turn the table round where his judgement were in favour of NCR owner considered as a judge who uphold justice. Apparently have not heard a Malay or Melano lawyers willing to come forward and at the least there a case in Balingian need their support and assistance.These Malay and Melano lawyers are good in “angkat pelir” only.Hopeless and coward.The melano and Malay civil servant are good at “makan ” free and heavily corrupted Sarawakian.

    Comment by Mohamad Mahmud — March 11, 2011 @ 7:14 AM | Reply

  3. Wakeuplah, Sarawakians, who is the mastermind behind that cause all these problems to Sarawakians, you know I know & the mastermind know ! Wind of change is blowing, thunderstorms and earthquates will happen soon ! East wind will blow to west !

    Comment by thief — March 10, 2011 @ 11:48 PM | Reply

  4. Time and again I saw Chinese and Orang Ulu lawyers defending Ibans and other Dayaks NCR Land and NCR Land Rights against the grab of Taib kleptocratic administration and his cronies. Where are all the Iban lawyers? Don’t tell me the Iban lawyers have no clue of what are NCR Land and NCR Land Rights of the Dayaks (and Iban in particluar) and other natives of Sarawak for that matter. What are you? Ngeleput baka tekuyung. Nadai ngeretik. Waiting for your own land being grab infront of your very eyes?

    We Ibans MUST salute the Chinese and Orang Ulu lawyers for the honorable deeds they have extended to us. May God Bless You Guys!

    Comment by Tuggang Anak Balau — March 10, 2011 @ 11:33 PM | Reply

    • i dont see any iban lawyer. but i saw an iban judge named Linton Albert with an iban advocate who fights for another iban

      Comment by semadak — March 11, 2011 @ 2:05 AM | Reply

      • We see many of our Iban lawyers becoming “LAWYER BURUK” and “LAWYER BERUK” and “LAWYER TINDUK”….

        Comment by Salah Satu — March 11, 2011 @ 2:35 AM | Reply

    • Time and again….the IBAN vote to BN!

      Comment by highflyer.... — March 11, 2011 @ 2:36 AM | Reply

    • IBAN laywers got no balls…they only knows how to polish the thief balls!

      Comment by H2H — March 11, 2011 @ 2:39 AM | Reply

    • Yes, now that you mention it, where are the Iban lawyers?

      Comment by Christina S. Suntai — March 11, 2011 @ 2:57 AM | Reply

  5. Your Honour, you should by now believed and rely more on our faithful citizens’ fair points of view or confession. Though your rulings in court that the public may have no right to question the Police administrative process of laws but as a learned magistrate/judge and in your highest capacity and with wisdom, you can surely advise on the true real picture on civil happenings, Justice. We are pretty sure you will never want your children to be treated the way like us. Instead of the unfair intimidation onto the weak party and these lawmen should be taught and corrected in court. It is different from an innocent that being led like a sheep to be sheared but in many cases innocents were dragged away and put them in fear. We pray for your good word, Your Honour, and hope that some your sharings may help us open up more avenue of rapport and relationship with the lawmen and the public for the betterment of us in this our homeland Fair Land Sarawak.

    Justice For Change.

    Comment by miaowkia — March 10, 2011 @ 11:20 PM | Reply

  6. HIDUP NUMPANG AND SEBANGAN PEOPLE- DARE TO STRUGGLE! DARE TO WIN!

    HIDUP SARAWAK!

    Comment by Suararakyat — March 10, 2011 @ 9:14 PM | Reply

  7. “We have to be here because this is not Numpang’s personal matter. Numpang is one of us and we are all in this battle to fight against the company which is owned by the Chief Minister’s sister. Together, we safeguard our NCR land,” said a village headman.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Well said! United we stand divided we fall! Hear this: all Opposition parties who want to oust Taib’s regime. Work out your differences and together we can thrash those crooks and cronies from BN parties come the State Election.

    Comment by Malaysian — March 10, 2011 @ 7:30 PM | Reply

  8. Christians in Sarawak and Sabah should translate their anger and frustration against Nagypt’s administration and Taib’s corrupted regime into voting against and voting out UMNO controlled BN. NCR lands grab and continuous suppression of Christian rights by denying the use of bibles in Bahasa Malaysia. Enough is Enough !

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Christians in Malaysia say they are angry and fed up with the Najib government for what they see as a systematic move to deny their religious rights enshrined in the country’s highest law.

    Spurred by the Home Ministry’s latest seizure of 30,000 Malay Bibles that cost US$26,000 (RM78,000) from Kuching port, the churches rallied together and issued a stinging rebuke today against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

    They demanded he “prove their (the government) sincerity and integrity in dealing with the Malaysian Christian community on this and all other issues which we have been raising with them since the formation of the Christian Federation of Malaysia in 1985”.

    “The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) is greatly disillusioned, fed-up and angered by the repeated detention of Bibles written in our national language, Bahasa Malaysia.

    “It is an affront to them that they are being deprived of their sacred scriptures. Many are wondering why their scriptures are considered a threat to national security. All these actions in relation to the detention of the Bibles continue to hurt the Malaysian Christian community,” it said in a statement today signed by its chairman, Bishop Ng Moon Hing.

    They demanded the government immediately release all Bibles detained.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — March 10, 2011 @ 7:21 PM | Reply

    • HEY! HEY! WHAT HAPPENED TO PROMOTION OF “NATIONAL LANGUAGE”

      Why seize Malay Bible as it can promote your UMNO’ national language?? Bodoh UMNO?

      Is this reverse racism let shooting yourself in the foot???

      Or suppression of religious freedom? OK to promote and FORCE people to convert you know what???

      Comment by Suararakyat — March 10, 2011 @ 9:19 PM | Reply

    • They will have to pay the price of acting a crime against God’s word. Let us roll up our sleeves, hold the pen and vote “BN” out

      Comment by Salah Satu — March 11, 2011 @ 2:31 AM | Reply

  9. i think this is just acting only, for now. after election, who knows what will happen. maybe the company will snatch the land again????

    Comment by semadak — March 10, 2011 @ 5:55 PM | Reply

  10. God bless you always, Numpang. I am very happy for you. After went through loads of struggles, finally we can see a little transparency & light in our court/judgement system. However, this is only the beginning of the WAR against the corrupted Taib & his cronies..!!!

    AGIK IDUP AGIK NGELABAN

    Comment by Pusu, Belachan & Tempoyak Goreng — March 10, 2011 @ 4:12 PM | Reply


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