Sunday, October 9

Kpg. Wawasan residents appeal to govt

MIRI: Twenty-two families of Kampung Wawasan in Suai, Niah in the Miri division, have made a passionate appeal to the state government to urgently take the necessary action to exclude all the land that they have occupied and cultivated from the provisional lease issued to Mega Jutamas Sdn Bhd.

The said area which is about 250 acres is known as Lot 95 Sawai Land District which is used by the company to plant oil palm.

“We, the residents of Kampung Wawasan, Suai, Niah, Miri Division, Sarawak wish to appeal to the Sarawak State Government to exclude all the land which we have occupied and cultivated from the provisional lease issued to Mega Jutamas Sdn. Bhd,” said Edi Anak Ingah, Secretary of the Village Security and Development committee.

He said that Mega Jutamas is owned by a few shareholders who are already ‘multi-millionaires’ and who also owned other companies which have already been given thousands of hectares of State land by the Sarawak Government for loggings and oil palm plantations in various places in Sarawak including in Niah and Suai areas.

For these few individual ‘multi-millionaires’ they only need the land in Lot 95 to make additional business and profits, he said.

“But for us, this land is our only land on which we and our family members have built our houses and which we have cultivated productively with food and cash crops.

“Therefore, this land is our only shelter, source of food and income,” said Edi.

Edi’s statement came in the wake of a court case October 5, 2011 in which the villagers failed to claim the land from the company.

The villagers are waiting for the written judgment before deciding whether to appeal to the higher courts or not.

Edi added: “This is the time and opportunity for the Government to prove to us and all Malaysians that its promise of "1MALAYSIA – Rakyat Didahulukan (people first)” is real and not a mere empty election slogan whereby in practice, it is the already super rich towkays who are being ‘didahulukan’ or given priority.

“In our case, we were the ones who have lived on or occupied and cultivated the land much earlier. The provisional lease was only issued to the said company many years later.

“We have also continued to live on or occupy and cultivate the land until today with the encouragement of the Government and its agencies,” he said.

Edi said that before the provisional lease was issued, the people have repeatedly applied for the land which applications were supported by our elected representatives, namely, YB Dato Seri Tiong King Sing, (MP for Bintulu) and YB Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi, (ADUN for Kemena) who are both from the ruling coalition parties (BN).

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) which has a representative from the Sarawak Government has also assisted them by granting them licences to harvest and sell their oil palm fruits from their gardens.

The Subis District Council has also charged or collected levies in lieu of rates for our oil palm gardens.

The village committee has also been approved by the District Office and their Tuai Rumah has been officially invited as their Tuai Rumah to attend or participate in official functions, he said.

Further, the provisional lease issued to the company was issued subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to be undertaken by the said company.

The EIA Report has been prepared and submitted to the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) which members, include the Chief Minister and Minister of Planning and Resource Management as Chairman, the State Secretary as Deputy Chairman, the State Attorney General, the Director of Lands and Surveys, the Director of Forests and the Director of Agriculture.

“Most importantly, the EIA Report approved by the NREB expressly and specifically requires that the areas (in Lot 95) are to be conceded to the plantation for development and areas to be left undisturbed (where required) must be clearly defined and agreed upon by all parties concerned.

“This requirement in the said EIA Report obliges the Sarawak Government to take necessary action to survey the land in Lot 95 to mark out the areas already occupied and cultivated by us therein and that these are to be excluded from Lot 95 or the said provisional lease.

“However, until today, this has yet to be done by the Government or the NREB or the Land and Survey Department,” Edi added.

“We have even referred the dispute between us and the said company over the land in Lot 95 to the court as we strongly feel that based on all of the said encouragement given to us by the Government and its said agencies, we have a legitimate expectation that our lands or gardens in Lot 95 would be excluded from the provisional lease.

“Unfortunately and to our great dismay, the Miri High Court has dismissed our said action.

“Therefore, we have no other alternative but to call upon the Sarawak State Government to now discharge or exercise its said responsibility (in accordance with the said expressed requirement in the said EIA Report) to take urgent and the necessary action to exclude our said lands or gardens from Lot 95 or the said provisional lease which is also in accordance with or in the fulfillment of its promise of 1MALAYSIA – rakyat Didahulukan,” Edi said.


Apai Semalau said...

"1MALAYSIA – Rakyat Didahulukan (people first)” is all bull crap or you can call it simply bull shit. Its just merely vote catching slogan to con the gullible simple minded dayaks! In BOLEH LAND no money no talk lah! Kpg. Wawasan residents can bark as much as they want.....but to the BN government you guys are just illiterate "peasants" and don't warrant any attention. If your elected representative can't help you, then in the next election you guys should seriously consider electing an "ukui" or dog as your rep.....for better results.

pelacur politikus said...

come on Fairview Betong,please 'persuade' your hogunsiou to make public his stand on this matter.

Layar folk said...

Be-End are merely "singing" promises to the people, sweet to the ears but are empty in substance.

FairviewBetong said...

Thank you Mr. Pelacur Politikus sir.

I regret to inform you that YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu is busy with MORE IMPORTANT matters for the benefits of the Dayak people of sarawak.

As evident from the success of the land development policy, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu is embarking on reviving the agriculture sector to address your dayak problem and hopefully the prices of dressed chicken in sarawak may be stabilised soon.

Being a true dayak paramount chief, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu, do not respond to crybabies like you all. Instead he focus his energy into project which benefits REPEAT benefits his beloved people of sarawak especially the dayak Iban like yourself.

I am sure you are aware that the economy of the state are in the hands of the dayak people. Many big oil palm estates, trading giant, government services including the police and the army are dominated by the dayaks. You can see the dayak holding top posts in civil services, police and the army.

You can now see that the dayaks are diving big and expensive cars of all brands, they live in big houses, eat out everyday with the chinese as their "cook" etc etc etc. Almost all timber companies are owned by the dayaks. From upstream to downstream you can find dayak's involvement in the industry.

Thank you YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu for your farsightedness and thank you also to Tan Sri James Jemut Masing as well as Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom for your undivided, loyalty-in-total to the leadership of YAB Pehin Seri Taib Mahmud.

Pelacur Politikus, Apai Irau, Apai Semalau and (forgot the name of another unreasonable critics), please accept the reality that your dayak people are the real BINI-FI-CORIES of the grand policy of the saarawak as well as the Malaysia government.

Chaau for now and please respond.

Apai irau said...

Thanks Fairview.I thought your Hogunsiou Jabu will say something about Ibans being driven away from their land .As usual, Jabu will be quite when it comes to the real Dayak issue.If your words can be construed as from Jabu's mouth,then i am not suprise if your hogunsiou treat this issue as a minor issue.Well,if the chasing of Dayaks from their land is considered minor issue then let Jabu create more millionaires by planting kepayang and bamboo and releasing fish fry which he deems more important.Fairview,honestly i like your'EXAGGERATION' about Jabu,for one thing of which i am certain,you knew they are mere lies but purposely wrote about them with the intention to gather feed backs or just to attract critics.

Apai Semalau said...

FairviewBetong, Looks like you had too much ngirup. Thanks for your sense of humour,for being sarcastic and instead of flattery makes the hogunsiou looks like a "shit fly".

FairviewBetong said...

Apai Irau, Apai Semalau, Pelacur Politikus, Banting and the rest of you unreasonable non-appreciative dayaks of sarawak.

To start with, let us all acknowledge the fact that YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu is our undisputed Hougansiau. He has all the materials and indigredients to be one. This include financial standings, brain power, vision and most of all commitment-in-toto for such esteem position. HE IS SECOND TO NONE.

In tackling Dayaks predicament, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu do not go to the press as he believes that negotiation with the right authority is a better option. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL WISDOMFULL and HUMBLE CHARACHER.

In social life, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu is known to be a one woman man because he never cheat on his wife YB Puan Sri Empiang. THIS QUALIFIES HIM AS A MAN OF INTERFRITY AND HIGH MORAL VALUE.

With the above, i hope that some of you critics buys my sharing and mind you it is just the tip of the iceberg of YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu's undisputed yet unpublicised values.

Banting said...


In comparison a monkey is better than your idol.

Anonymous said...

Dear Fairview Betong,

You mentioned that YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred jabu anak Numpang is a one woman man and never cheat his wife. NO !!!! He is not a one woman man. Remember his scandal with Punai Empaga ?

Apai irau said...

Mr.Fairview,i really hope that you would list out the other good qualities of Jabu.Oooooo...ha.Hopefully all our comments here,especially those written by Fairview come from a sane and sound mind.No drink and writing.