Hornbill Unleashed

November 11, 2014

Dayak leaders sleepless over probe delay

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:00 AM
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Dusit Jimmy Adit

It has been a month since Dayak Informal Group chief Dr Dusit Jaul lodged a police report on a harassment he and his family received from five men claiming to be Special Branch (SB) officers from Bukit Aman.

In his report, Dusit, who is also Sarawak Dayak Graduates’ Association president, said the men entered his home uninvited on Oct 7 and warned him through his wife that he stop talking about the rights of the Dayaks and issues affecting the community.

For as long as the harassment case is not solved, Dusit has every reason to be worried because every time he leaves for work he knows he is leaving his family to the mercy of God. He and his family are exposed and that’s no comfort at all.


The day the five men trespassed into his home, they also said they would next be warning PRS president and Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing to do likewise.

Of course, the next worried person is Masing and he also wants the case solved and the identity of the five so-called Bukit Aman SB officers verified.

On Nov 3, it was reported that Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar had clarified that there had been no record or order to the Special Branch to warn Dusit or Masing and that he had ordered the police to conduct a thorough investigation.

Now it certainly looks like it is the police’s responsibility to update Wan Junaidi on the status of their investigation so that he could allay the fears of the aggrieved Dusit and Masing, two persons held in high esteem by the Dayak community.

Harassment and intimidation against these two prominent leaders is seen as an attempt to quell and silence the voice of the Dayaks.

Whether we like it or not, this case is now of public interest. The public want nothing less than results from the investigators.

It should also be of special interest to the police because the five individuals were usurping their power. The five culprits must be brought to book.



  1. Asking them to probe on complains by us dayaks is like the present cm asking the dayaks not to ask for the moon and the stars. But then again the dayaks are only asking for the return of their lands which are rightfully theirs but not the moon and the stars belongst to god.

    When did they ever probe or act on complains and police report by us natives? The father and son bashed in their farm,the old man beaten in malikin and many more cases which are quietly swept under the carpet by our very efficient police force. They are good only at protecting illegal loggers in ulu baram and good at harrassing inocent ulu folks maning their baricades against timber thieves!

    Comment by brian — November 12, 2014 @ 10:25 PM | Reply

  2. Time for Dayaks to form their own security service for self-defence. The Malayan colonial power and its local lackeys obviously have no interest in protecting uppity Dayaks who merely ask for what is rightfully theirs.

    Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — November 12, 2014 @ 1:43 PM | Reply

  3. Why these ‘impersonators’ simply disappeared like ghosts into the thin air without leaving any clues? Any sane persons ever wondering why?

    Comment by Pengelima Puting Beliong — November 11, 2014 @ 7:21 PM | Reply

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