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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