Hornbill Unleashed

December 10, 2013

NCR landowners in Lubok Antu warn of legal action

Anna Chidambar

When poor natives in Sarawak are pushed to the wall, they will resort to the counter action they know best – take up the matter in a court of law or take the law into their own hands.

Now, don’t blame them if they resort to mounting blockades and use steelly determination to defend their land, homes and rights. Faced with such hopeless situations at times, what choice do these poor rural folks have?

This week, Native Customary Right (NCR) landowners in Lubok Antu in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak have started to issue such stern warnings to those harbouring intentions to encroach on their land. (more…)

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October 7, 2012

Sarawak Workers Party in troubled waters ?

Dukau Papau

Trouble is said to be brewing in the five-month old Sarawak Workers Party apparently stirred up by financial problems as three members of its supreme council are quitting, an inside source revealed today.

Even some of its potential candidates, including Ellison Ludan, a lecturer tipped to vie against Aaron Dagang in Kanowit are said to be taking the feet off the gas pedal of their political activities for the same reason, he said.

The source said: “Many of its workers and singers accompanying them to longhouses have complained that they have not been paid their promised allowances. (more…)

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