Hornbill Unleashed

November 9, 2013

Lawyer cries foul over remand of eight Penans, including 12-year-olds for “taking pictures”

Murum blockageDESMOND DAVIDSON

The eight Penans, whom police arrested at a blockade on the access road to the Murum hydroelectric dam in Ulu Belaga, Sarawak, Thursday afternoon, have been remanded for three days until Sunday.

Their lawyer, Abun Sui Anyit, said they were being held under Section 341 of the penal code.

Under the section, the arrested Penans, aged between 12 and 60 years old, would be in police custody until a magistrate could hear their case. (more…)

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June 4, 2013

Finally a Kapit-Sibu road?

Yunus Yussop

OVERSEEING: Ahmad Zahid (second left, front) giving an instruction to divers when supervising the search and rescue operation at Giam Bungan yesterday. With him are Hulu Rajang member of parliament Wilson Ugak (third left, back row), Belaga assemblyman Liwan Lagang (fourth left, back row), Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Law Hong Soon, senior fire and rescue department officers as well as senior police officers. — Bernama photo

Army plans to build the 400km road and seeks special provision for project

The Ministry of Defence will seek allocation of special provision for the construction of the road linking Kapit to Sibu under the army’s Blue Ocean Strategy. (more…)

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