Saturday, 25 July 2015

Following the footsteps of early settlers of highlands in Heart of Borneo



BA'KELALAN, July 25, 2015 -  After months of preparation, the inaugural Heart of Borneo Highlands Eco Challenge finally kicked off today, participated by  an enthusiastic group  of adventurous people.

They will walk in the footsteps of the early settlers of the highlands, who used to travel on foot between Ba’ Kelalan and Bario through challenging terrains and weather, yet beautiful mountainous landscape in the Bornean rainforest.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Sarawak has created history with huge gathering for S4S Freedom and Independence Day walk



By Panglima Peter John Jaban
Sarawak made history on Wednesday.  There are lots of different reports of the numbers who came, from a laughable 1,000 in Bernama up to an impressive 10,000, but one thing is clear: many Sarawakians turned out to celebrate 22 July 2015.   

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

PRS Youth must be sleeping that it does not know what are happening in Sarawak



By  Simon Siah Sy Jen,
Deputy chairman,
PKR Youth Sarawak

Of late, there seems to be a lot of people barking up the wrong tree.  One case in point is the PRS Youth yesterday challenging YB Baru Bian to state his stand on hudud. It appears that PRS Youth has caught the disease from DAP a bit too slowly when it is already yesterday’s news that PKR and YB Baru Bian have stated their stand on the issues of hudud very clearly.

It just goes to show that PRS Youth probably do not keep up with current affairs in Sarawak if until today they still do not know PKR and YB Baru’s stand on hudud.  His statements on hudud have been published in both the mainstream press and in online news portals so it is rather incredible that PRS Youth should issue this silly challenge. 
Baru Bian (2nd from left) with other Sarawak PKR leaders at a press conference

Thursday, 2 July 2015

BN YBs from oil producing states should join forces to demand for oil royalty increase



By See Chee How,
State Assemblyman for Batu Lintang

The 25 BN Members of Parliament from Sarawak must make their stand clear, to fully back the state’s demand for 20% of petroleum royalty, to ensure more equitable and just development and fairer distribution of wealth between Sarawak and the Peninsular Malaysia.

All the BN Members of Parliament from the oil producing states of Sabah, Trengganu and Kelantan should join force and push for this demand of 20% of petroleum royalty for their states to remedy the embarrassing and ironic reality that these states remain the poorest in Malaysia.

Star of Bethlehem reveals the birth of the Son of Man



In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, revealed the birth of
Jesus to the Biblical Magi, and later led them to Bethlehem. The star appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where magi "from the east" are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem.

 There they meet King Herod of Judea, and ask where the king of the Jews had been born. Herod, following a verse from the Book of Micah interpreted as a prophecy, directs them to Bethlehem, to the South of Jerusalem.

Another victory for NCR landowners in their battle against the government



IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF MALAYSIA
AT PUTRAJAYA
BETWEEN
1. TAMIT ANAK ANJAT
2. MUKIT ANAK SEKERANG
3. JUPITER ANAK SEGERAN @ SEGARAN
[Suing on behalf of themselves and 19 other family or bilik, or
proprietors, occupiers, holders and claimants of native customary
rights land situate at Lubok Batu, Nanga Lembong, Suai, Niah, Miri,
Sarawak]
- APPELLANTS
And
1. FUNG TAI SDN BHD (REG. NO. 94165-D)
2. LAND CUSTODY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LCDA)
3. SUPERINTENDENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS, MIRI DIVISION
4. STATE GOVERNMENT OF SARAWAK
- RESPONDENTS
AND BETWEEN
TR MERINGAI ANAK SEGARAN (WN.KP. 490804-13-5571)
[Suing on behalf of himself and 21 other family or bilik or
proprietors, occupiers, holders, and claimants of native customary
rights land situated at Sungei Lembong Suai, Miri, Sarawak]
- APPELLANTS
And
1. BUTRASEMARI SDN. BHD. (REG. NO. 560581-D)
2. SUPERINTENDENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS, MIRI DIVISION
3. STATE GOVERNMENT OF SARAWAK
- RESPONDENTS

CORAM:
Abdul Wahab Patail, JCA
Mohtarudin Baki, JCA
Mah Weng Kwai, JCA
Date of Judgment: 8th October 2013

GROUNDS OF JUDGMENT
2. The High Court dismissed the Appellants/Plaintiffs' Tamit Anak Anjat and Others ("the Plaintiffs") claims in their consolidated civil suits on the grounds the Plaintiffs had failed to discharge the burden of proof that they had acquired Native Customary Rights (NCR) over the disputed lands.
The Appeal
3. The Plaintiffs appealed to this Court. Their grounds of appeal were that the High Court had erred:
(a) in not finding that the Plaintiffs had established NCR over the said land and ought to have found in favour of the Plaintiffs upon the balance of probabilities;

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sarawak4Sarawakians movement to hold parade to mark Sarawak's Independence Day on July 22



Story by James Belayong,
student activist
KUCHING, June 27, 2015 - Sarawak4Sarawakians civil movement will hold a parade on July 22 to mark Sarawak's Independence Day, its leader Peter John Jaban told reporters today.
He said it is on this day in 1963 that Sarawak gained its Independence from Britain.
"Sarawak is one of the founding partners of the Federation of Malaysia. Therefore, July 22 is an historical day and significant moment for Sarawak and its subjects," he said, adding that Sarawak was an Independence Nation before it joined Malaya, North Borneo (Sabah) and Singapore to form the Federation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963.
Peter John Jaban (right) with parade coordinator William Bong at the press conference