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June 15, 2013

Opposition gets flak from Masing over NCR land survey

Churchill Edward, @theborneopost.com

Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing yesterday hit out at the opposition for harping on issues over perimeter survey on native customary rights (NCR) land.

The Baleh assemblyman said the opposition will be bankrupt of ideas if land issue is taken away from their political means to bring down the government of the day.

Masing said the opposition knew very well that land issue is sensitive and by twisting the fact they were hoping to make the people become emotional and irrational.

“They (opposition) just want to look relevant. They can’t allow NCR land issue to die a natural death because they will too die a natural death,” the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president told The Borneo Post yesterday. (more…)

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…)

July 11, 2012

Shocking ‘land-grab’ for Masing’s constituents

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Joseph Tawie

How can State Land Development Minister James Masing not know that the NCR lands in his Baleh constituency were leased to Taib-linked timber concessionaires, Ta Ann Holdings?

Iban landowners from six longhouses in Sungai Sut in the Baleh state constituency were shocked to find out that 125,000 hectares of their native customary rights (NCR) land have been leased to timber concessionaires Ta Ann Holdings for the planting of trees.

The assemblyman for Baleh is Senior Minister James Masing, who is also the state’s Land Development Minister. (more…)

October 28, 2011

Masing woos and warns Dayaks

Joseph Tawie

Taking advantage of the internal strive within SUPP and SPDP, another Sarawak BN ally, Parti Rakyat Sarawak, is touting its ‘stability and vision’ to the Dayaks.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is positioning itself to become the second largest party in the state Barisan Nasional after Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).

Leveraging the ongoing leadership tussle and disillusioned members in Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), PRS is steadfastly wooing the Dayak community with its image of stability and solidarity. (more…)

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