Hornbill Unleashed

November 6, 2013

Beef up police force, CP urged

Surik Anak MuntaiThe Borneo Post

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has called on State Police Commissioner Datuk Wira Sabtu Osman to beef up the police force in Serian to restore security in the district particularly the Melikin region.

See, who is state PKR vice-chairman said Sabtu must also enlighten the public on the police investigation into the two raids they conducted in Melikin and Serian that uncovered a substantial cache of firearms at the end of September and middle of last month.

He recalled that the police seized firearms and dangerous weapons from the workers’ quarters of a plantation company in Melikin on Sept 30 and followed up with another successful operation near Serian town which yielded homemade gas-powered rifles, air rifles, homemade shotguns and cartridges. (more…)


November 5, 2013

Villagers living in fear of gangsters


  • The jungle within the vicinity of the water catchment area was cleared by illegal logging. The water catchment area is located nearby.

Local residents, plantation workers assaulted by thugs hired by illegal loggers, police report made to no avail

About 800 residents of eight villages around Melikin and Karangan Melikin, located in Balai Ringin, some 100 km from here, are living in fear of constant harassment by thugs who encroached into their water catchment area to log the area illegally. (more…)

March 23, 2013

Surik did not identify the assailants. Oh … Did he not?

See Chee HowSurik 148 (Large) sulik pr (Medium)

Video Link I am appalled by the statement made by the Serian police chief DSP Mohd Jamali Umi to the press, appearing in a local English daily yesterday, when he was asked to comment on the brutal assault of 66-years old Iban farmer Surik Anak Muntai.

The Serian police chief was quoted as saying that as the 4 attackers were wearing masks during the assault, neither the victim nor the witness could identify them. He further stated: “The victim does not know the attackers. He could not identify them …”

These statements are a far cry from the recorded statements and testimonies given to the police by Surik Anak Muntai and his wife Rosni Anak Langap. (more…)

October 13, 2012

Uphill battle for Kujat?

Joseph Tawie

For CM Taib, it does not matter whether businessman Donald Lawan or incumbent Masir Kujat win the Sri Aman because it was still a BN win.

KUCHING: In the coming general election, the Sri Aman parliamentary constituency is one to watch as incumbent Masir Kujat is battling for his political life.

Kujat, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president, is likely to be up against Donald Lawan, a senior member of Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB). Lawan has expressed his intention to contest as an independent but BN friendly candidate.

Other names touted are William Pilo of Sarawak Workers Party and Pakatan Rakyat’s yet unknown candidate. (more…)

August 17, 2012

500 natives storm police station

Joseph Tawie

Sarawak police raided a village and detained five people whose names were not even in the report filed by a plantation company for allegedly burning a bridge.

Some 500 angry villagers with their children from Melikin and nearby longhouses in Serian and Simunjan stormed the Serian police station yesterday, demanding the release of five individuals who were detained on Sunday night for allegedly causing a fire.

The villagers learnt that the five – Sanjan Ambol, 58, Musit Ngawing, 52, Tuai Rumah Nyalu Tampa, 55, Samad Junna, 41, and Singa Unsit, 58, – were to be charged at the Serian district court. All five were villagers from Melikin, Danau Melikin and Ensebang Plaie. (more…)

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