Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bruno Manser Fund publishes "new data on Sarawak's primary logging roads"


BASEL, SWITZERLAND, Aug 27, 2014:  Bruno Manser Fund's Sarawak Geoportal has published what it claimed a new data on Sarawak's primary logging roads, with a combined length of 88,111km.



Monday, 25 August 2014

SEB taking immediate steps to replace collapsed bridge

MURUM, Aug 25, 2014: Sarawak Energy Berhad is taking an immediate action to replace a collapsed  timber crossing at Long Wat with an RC Bridge. 

Swiss scientists "discovered" two new animal species in northern Sarawak


KUCHING, Aug 25, 2014:  A team of scientists from the Natural History Museum of Berne, Switzerland, has discovered two new animal species in the tropical rainforests in northern Sarawak.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Balingian NCR land case: Court rejects defendant's application

MALAYSIA
 IN THE HIGH COURT IN SABAH AND SARAWAK AT SIBU
 SUIT NO. SBW-22-5/1-2013

 BETWEEN

 1. MULOK ANAK TAMA
 2. MULIE ANAK LINGGIR
 3. UMPUT ANAK BALAJA
 4. JOHNNY ANAK MAGGI
 5. BADOL ANAK CHUNGAT
 6. ANTHONY ANAK BANGAU
 7. JARAU ANAK IPOK … PLAINTIFFS
 (Suing on behalf of themselves and all the
 residents of the longhouses known as
 Rumah Mulok, Rumah Mulie, Rumah Juti,
 Rumah Ilin, and Rumah Demong, Sungai Bawan,
 96350 Balingian, Mukah Divisions, Sarawak
 who are the occupiers, holders or claimants
 of native customary rights land situated within
 the area the boundary of which is as edged
 in red on the map marked “X” attached to the
 Statement of Claim annexed hereto)

 AND

 1. PEMBINAAN KUANTITI SDN BHD
 2. SARAWAK PLANTATION AGRICULTURE
29 DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD
 3. SUPERINTENDENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS
 MUKAH DIVISION
 4. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE
 OF SARAWAK … DEFENDANTS


 Judgment

[1] This is an application by the 2nd  defendant for the plaintiff to furnish further  and better particulars under O 18 r 12 of the Rules of Court 2012. The matters for which the 2nd defendant requests further and better particulars  are:-

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Dayak Informal Group (DIG) rebuts Daud Abdul Rahman's claims

 By Richard Lias

1.            Accusations that the Barisan Nasional ( BN) government marginalised certain races in its development policy are not true and unfair on the state BN government.
DIG:       The government must be transparent by publishing the fact on the allegation to prove its sincerity and honesty. A mere statement in today’s world is hard to believe without hard evidence which we find hard to accept. That’s why in today’s world, transparency is being pursued as the standard procedure to guarantee that truth prevails. There is no necessity for the Minister to deny without facts. The fact that we have points to the contrary. We have quoted the management of Yayasan Sarawak as a case in point, where Dayak are marginalized. Another case that we wish to highlight and to which the Minister’s should pay attention is Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), a state statutory body set up in 1981 with the stated objective to be the catalyst in land development. If you look into the management line-up of LCDA as published in its website, you will see that ALL Senior Managers are from one ethnic group. With this kind of exclusiveness, we could have used a stronger word other than marginalization. However, we chose not to, out of respect for the Chief Minister whom we believe is fair minded and inclusive.  

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Dossier, containing information affecting Khalid's integrity, distributed to PKR branches

KUCHING, Aug 14, 2014: A thick dossier containing information that affects the integrity of Selangor chief minister Khalid Ibrahim has been distributed to all the branches of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) throughout the country.

Soon Koh's house shot at by unknown person

KUCHING, Aug 14, 2014: Nobody can say that they are safe from criminals, Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian said when commenting on an incident in Sibu where Local Government and Community Development Minister Wong Soon Koh's residence was fired at last night.