Numpang Suntai and 14 others, representing 276 Iban families from the 15 longhouse communities of Kampung Entanggor, Ensika, Lumut, Arus Dayak, Tongkah Dayak, Tongkah Dayak Lubuk Manta, Tongkah Dayak Atas, Tongkah Dayak Rumah Panjai, Lunying, Belimbing Besi, Ketimbong and Bajong Ili, Bajong Ili Atas, Bajong Ili Tengah, Bajong Ili Baruh, all situate at Sebangan, Simunjan, Sarawak, filed their civil suit at the Kuching High Court on November 1st, 2010.
This case is going to be heard at Kuching High Court on August 8th, 2011. This civil court proceeding is scheduled to last a week.
Named as defendants in the civil suit are Quality Concrete Sdn Bhd the timber concession holder, Loyal Billion Sdn Bhd the logging contractor, 2 government appointed community leaders Penghulu Merum anak Babu and Ketua Kampung Agu anak Kaleng, together with the Director of Forest and the Sarawak State Government.
The Sebuyau and Sebangan Ibans still need your moral and financial support to fight against illegal loggers. . Your contributions will pay for the legal expenses and the cost of transportation, lodging, and food for Sebangan villagers who will be attending the proceeding in Kuching.
We desperately need your support to save our NCR heritages and our prestine environment. We hope that you care enough to stop further destruction of our native lands, rivers and forests of Borneo. The land and forest is our life line, our means of survival, without land and forests, we the Dayaks, the natives of Borneo, we have nothing left and we are on the path of extinction.
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