Hornbill Unleashed

June 20, 2013

NCR survey: Stop lying Masing

Filed under: Human rights — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:00 AM
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Joseph Tawie

A High Court ruling here has ruled that native customary rights (NCR) land includes pulau galau and pemakai menua,but the state government uses Section 6 of the land code to mislead natives.

Land Development Minister James Masing has been accused of “misleading” native customary rights (NCR) land owners.

Instead of ensuring that the perimeter survey, promised by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak,  is carried out in all NCR lands including longhouse forest reserve (pulau galau) and territorial domain (pemakai menua), Masing’s saying that the demarcations will be done on farmland (temuda) and old longhouse sites (tembawai). (more…)


April 18, 2012

I would have failed Masing, says university don

Filed under: Human rights,Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 4:30 PM
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Sematong Express

A political scientist with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Associate Professor Dr Andrew Aeria said he would give a fail to Sarawak Land Development Tan Sri Dr James Masing for claiming that ordinary people are subservient to the elected representatives in a democracy.

“If he is in my class and if he gives me the same answer, I will give him 10 points and he will fail,” Aeria said at a public forum here last Sunday.

Masing, who is also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president, had said that the elected representatives were the “towkays” or the bosses and that the people are subservient to them. (more…)

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