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July 25, 2010

Sebangan and Sebuyau Iban hold miring to protect their territory

 

Taken from Borneo Independent News Service

Sebangan, Sarawak- Local indigenous peoples of Sebangan and Sebuyau, initiated a traditional action in the form of Miring ceremony to deploy spilt to any encroachers over native customary land. Performed by local shaman Ason from Kampong Ensika, the ceremony was a warning to encroachers to stay away from their forest.

Despite a letter from a government agency, Sarawak Forest Corporation, loggers again drove 8 tractors in an attempt to build a logging road in the communal forest.

Iban shaman, Ason, performs the ceremony

 

Villagers erect a barrier to their forest

 

Ceremony performed in view of the trespassing loggers and equipment
Taken from Free Malaysia Today
Logging woes:Ibans seek Supernatural help
 
SEBUYAU: The native Ibans of nine longhouses in Sebangan and Sebuyau have resorted to performing a traditional “miring” ceremony which involved summoning their “petara” (gods) and the spirit of their ancestors to help them resolve their dispute with the Quality Concrete logging company over their communal forest. But the company which received its licence from the Sarawak Forest Corporation to log timbers in the area thinks it is a virgin jungle not owned by anyone.

The 3,305 hectares is home to many rare species of timber, flora and fauna. It is also the primary source of drinking water for this native community.

“Today we held a ‘miring’ ceremony and called upon our ‘petara’ and the spirits of our great grandfathers to cast a spell on those who cross the line of blockade.

“We have to do this as a last resort after our meeting with the company and authorities failed to stop them from going into our sacred forest,” said Nicholas Mujah, a leader from the nine longhouses.

“Anyone who dares pass through the line of the blockade will suffer the consequences either by the spirits or by us,” he warned.

‘We can be violent’

The Ibans mounted a blockade yesterday to stop Quality Concrete Holdings’ workers from entering the area.

“It was just like a ‘cat and mouse’ game when the natives chased after the loggers who were using eight tractors to construct roads to the forest.

“Today is the second day running that we have mounted the blockade,” said Mujah who is also the secretary-general of the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association.

He said for the past four days the company had been carrying out activities such as making camps and constructing rails or roads into the forested area and in the process many of their rubber and fruit trees have been destroyed.Read more here

 

Read also Sebuyau Iban,in direct action,confiscate logging equipment and Iban demonstrate outside District Office, Sebuyau to protect communal forest, home for orangutan,proboscis monkeys and hornbills

Pengayau comment

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2 Comments »

  1. Be alert. Taib’s henchmen could be up to other tricks. Our enemies include all the big local companies, espwcially if one of the directors are Taib’s family members.

    Comment by pantak kapur — July 25, 2010 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

    • “A conqueror of Noble mind and Mighty power,Shall spring from low condition,He will break the chains of the oppressed,and will give Liberty to the nations!!

      Comment by Pengayau — July 25, 2010 @ 9:39 pm | Reply


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