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December 30, 2010

Norah Tun Rahman,the future Chief Minister of Sarawak?


This is your future Chief Minister

Stolen from Antu Beduru

We have received new information which supports our recent exposé about the top secret succession plan hatched by Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak and Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. As reported, our source had revealed that Putrajaya wants Taib to step down and hand the reins of power to an Iban Chief Minister to placate the Ibans by January 2011.

This Iban Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu anak Numpang, will only be an interim care-taker. He will hand over to Taib’s cousin, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd. Effendi Norwawi, as soon as BN has won a landslide victory thanks to the Ibans who support an Iban Chief Minister.

The latest news our source has revealed is that Effendi will also be an interim caretaker! The real successor to Taib will be none other than his own first cousin, Datuk Norah Abdul Rahman, currently the MP for Tanjong Manis. Taib’s mother and Norah’s father, the previous Governor and Chief Minister Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub, are siblings. Although the rumour that Norah was the heir-apparent was reported several months ago, our source has verified that this is now not a mere rumour but a very real fact.

The plan is for Effendi to warm the Chief Minister’s seat for a few years while Norah fast-tracks her way up the party hierarchy in PBB. When the time is right, Effendi will resign his DUN seat and a by-election will be called with Norah standing. She will then be crowned the first woman Chief Minister of Sarawak and the first ever woman state leader of Malaysia.

The only stumbling block to Norah will be Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Hj. Openg, better known to us as Abang Jo. Enter the Malay faction in PBB. Our source has also revealed that Putrajaya is in favour of Abang Jo as a replacement to Taib, and it is an open secret that Abang Jo has support in high places in Putrajaya. Rumours are rife that within PBB a bitter power struggle is being fought in the corridors of power behind closed-doors. The daggers are drawn and Taib is said to be fearing even his own shadow and everyone is a suspect as far as he is concerned. The united facade PBB is desperately displaying to the public is fast beginning to crumble.

Back to Taib’s succession plan. With Norah in place, Taib will be fully protected and Putrajaya will keep to their gentleman’s agreement not to meddle in Sarawak’s affairs, and the status quo will be maintained.



The future Chief Minister of Sarawak.

Sarawak’s dynastic First Family

However, this highly secret succession plan can only succeed if the Iban continue to vote BN and support the Iban Chief Minister-in-waiting, Jabu, which is very likely if SNAP leaves Pakatan Rakyat and splits the Iban vote. The key to the Chief Minister’s Office now lies in the hands of the Iban, the majority bloc of votes in Sarawak. Will the Iban play into the cunning hands of Taib again and be easily bought by the idea of an Iban Chief Minister, some pocket money, MRPs, a few rounds of Oranjeboom and a dish of grilled pork?Read also Iban Translation

July 27, 2010

This is another LIE that came out from a LIAR!!!!


Taken from The Borneo Post

KUCHING: In an immediate move to realise the new native customary rights (NCR) land initiative as announced by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Friday, the state government will carry out block perimeter survey of “matured areas”.

CONGRATULATIONS: Jabu (centre) congratulating the newly-appointed political secretaries to the Chief Minister. From left are Sih Hua Tong, Kijan Toynbee, Angeline Umih and Tengku Gruna.
CONGRATULATIONS: Jabu (centre) congratulating the newly-appointed political secretaries to the Chief Minister. From left are Sih Hua Tong, Kijan Toynbee, Angeline Umih and Tengku Gruna.

 New initiative to begin in NCR land with capacity to generate higher income among participants

 In disclosing this yesterday, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said block perimeter survey of matured areas could benefit both the state and land owners.

 He said the exercise involved identifying areas considered “matured for development” and then giving priority to these areas to be block-surveyed along their perimeters.

 “Priority will be on areas which are matured for development. This is because we want to see that the surveying of NCR land is related to income and economic generation which will be good for the state and the land owners themselves.”

 Jabu said this to reporters after witnessing the swearing-in of four new political secretaries at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.Read more here 

This press release was distributed by the Information Department on July 23, 2010.


Pengayau Comment

The REAL ISSUE is,Sarawak Land Code only recognizes NCR land prior to 1958. In other words, land settled and cultivated by natives after 1958 is NOT recognized as NCR land and Natives settling and cultivating those lands AFTER 1958 are regarded as squatters and trespassers on State land!!!!Since the amendment of the Land Code in 2000, the NCR lands have become thorny issues as the amendment not only declares all untitled lands including NCR lands as “State Lands” but criminalizes the land owners for defending their rights. Many have landed in jails!!

In Sarawak,the 1958 Statutory Sarawak Land Code defines Native Customary Land as, “land in which native customary rights, whether communal or otherwise, have lawfully been created prior to the 1st day of January 1958, and still subsist as such.”
The keyword “lawfully” is further defined under Section 5, specifying methods in which Native Customary Rights may be created as:

•· The felling of virgin jungle and the occupation of the land thereby cleared;
•· The planting of land with fruit trees;
•· The occupation or cultivation of land;
•· The use of land for burial ground or shrine; or
•· The use of land of any class for rights of way.

In 2000, wide-ranging amendments were introduced and passed by the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly, among which, an existing mode for the creation and acquisition of native customary land rights by “any other lawful method” was deleted. This particular amendment has yet to be gazetted, but it remains only one administrative act away to remove the enabling sub-provision most directly associated with the use of adat to create and acquire native customary rights over land.

The Malaysian Courts have ruled and expressly affirmed that the native customary land rights of the indigenous peoples in Sarawak have survived all the Land Orders,Ordinances and Land Code for Tr Nor Ak Nyawai,but the Sarawak State Government has chosen and continues to ignore this judicial enunciation!!!

NCR land campaign fodder for Dayaks

The government legitimised its actions by amending the Sarawak Land Code several times, and each time it made it very difficult for the natives to claim their customary rights over their ancestral land.And the most devastating amendment to the Land Code was made in May 2000, especially to Section 5. Section 5 (a) (2) (i) was amended by substituting the word “acquired” wherever it appears in the subsection with the word “created”.

On the surface of it, the amendment looks innocent. But if you analyse it carefully, it is very destructive to the NCR landowners. Prior to the amendment, NCR land can be passed from one generation to the next — from father to son and his children’s children, and so on. The land that has been acquired by any other means by the family always belongs to the family and its generation.

NCR land could be acquired through the following methods:

  • felling virgin jungle and occupying the cleared land;
  • planting land with fruit trees; and occupying it;
  • using the land for a burial ground or shrines;
  • using land of any class for right of way; and/or
  • using any other lawful means.
Delaying tactics
Emphasis is on the word “acquired” which was substituted with the word “created”. This can result in the termination of customary rights over such land, as only the “creator” shall have such rights over the land. And after his death, the land shall be reverted to the government if the descendents are unable to provide proof for such a claim. Such a land will be known as “state land”.No doubt you can claim the land, provided you can prove that your great-great forefathers created the rights over the land. The onus is therefore on the claimants. And very few people can prove it. They can depend only on “tuai rumah” (longhouse headman) or penghulus to be their witnesses. But the headmen and penghulus have been warned by the government not to simply endorse such land as NCR land or else they will be in trouble – their appointment can be terminated or they can even go to jail.



Dapat,dengan kebenaran diberi oleh Kerajaan. Hanya selepas 1hb Januari 1958, masyarakat Dayak tidak dibenarkan menduduki atau membuka kawasan tanah yang baru selain daripada tanah yang terdapat dalam kawasan ‘menoa’ mereka. Kerajaan Negeri hanya membenarkan masyarakat Dayak membuka dan menduduki Tanah Kerajaan (State Land) jika kebenaran atau permit telah diberi.

Contohnya: Pada tahun 1960’an, komuniti Iban di Sungai Sebatu, dalam kawasan Suai-Niah telah dibenarkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri untuk menduduki tanah kerajaan dan mereka mempunyai bukti seperti dokumen-dokumen dan peta tanah mereka yang diberi oleh Jabatan Tanah dan Survei, Bahagian Miri. Dengan cara sebegini, hak tanah adat mereka adalah sah.”

“Selain daripada Kanun Tanah Sarawak, undang-undang lain yang melindungi tanah NCR ialah:

Perkara 13 Perlembagaan Persekutuan menyatakan:

(1)Tiada sesiapa pun boleh dilucutkan hartanya kecuali mengikut

(2)Tiada sesuatu undang-undang pun boleh membuat peruntukan bagi
mengambil atau menggunakan harta-harta dengan paksa dengan tiada pampasan yang mencukupi.

Perkara 47 Perlembagaan Sarawak menyatakan:

(1)Tertakluk kepada peruntukkan di dalam Perkara ini, semua harta-benda dan aset di mana sebelum berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan ini, adalah dibawah kuasa Baginda untuk tujuan Koloni Sarawak, akan beralih ke Negeri berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan ini.

(2)Mana-mana tanah di dalam Negeri di mana sebelum berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan ini, adalah dibawah kuasa Baginda akan beralih ke Negeri berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan ini.

(3)Mana-mana harta-benda di mana sebelum berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan ini telah pun diambil-milik oleh Baginda akan diambil milik oleh Negeri berkuat-kuasanya Perlembagaan “

To the Private Companies,they dont give a damn and they dont care because to them,its their land.Its all about Political Will of the present State Government which happen to be BN to recognize our Rights over our NCR Land..We can negotiate,we have no problems with that but what is the results?Taib blames Dayaks shifting cultivators fro creating NCR Lands.To make thing even worse,the State Government identified certain areas based on aerial photograph after 1.1.1958, once the photo shows there are jungles, the area is identified as Stateland.

The L&S will issue PL for that area and give (sale) them to certain companies or individual n tht individual ill sell to big companies or certain timber concession areas given to companies/individual earlier,given PL(Provisional Lease) n sold to big companies to develop oil palm.

The gov’t will get the money frm the land premium.This is what that has always been a conflict between the Private Companies and the NCR Land Owners.Ulu Niah,Tr Nor Ak Nyawai and many other cases with more than hundred of cases still pending for Trial in court.Sarawak NCR Land Dispute Cases Involving Logging and Other Issues

Its all about Political Will of the present State Government which happen to be BN to recognize our Rights over our NCR Land..We can negotiate,we have no problems with that but what is the results?

Why there is Federal interference in land which fall under state jurisdiction?Why only now the State Government finally agree to do a Perimeter Survey on NCR Land?In other aspects,it seems to prove that BN in Sarawak is USELESS and HOPELESS!!Why do they need Najib to interfere?Land is a state matter!!This has further proven that BN Politics of Developments is FAILURE and the biggest SCAM!!


 Pakatan Rakyat Offers Better Land Code Affecting Their NCR Lands If Given Mandate To Rule Sarawak

Iban has better choice in Pakatan Rakyat especially Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). PKR in its Convention held on 28 July 2009 at Crown Tower Kuching, adopted the resolution on Land as follows :-
(1) To ensure that alienation of land shall be fair and just and that landless and needy Sarawakian families shall be entitled to apply for and be granted alienation of lands.
(2) To make it a fundamental policy that in Sarawak land belongs to the people and government only holds and administers land in trust for the people as opposed to the policy that all lands are state land.
(3) To make residential land to be issued with grants in perpetuity. All lands currently held with 60 or 90 years lease periods are to be automatically converted to land with such lease with no further payment  or premium except for nominal administrative charges.
(4) To review, amend or repeal any legislation or provisions in any land statutes that are unjust, oppressive and burdensome to landowners.
(5) To introduce amendments to the Sarawak Land Code with a view to upgrade NCR land owners from mere licenses to proprietors of land issued with documents of titles and therefore for such right to lawfully acquired through purchase, inheritance, as gifts and by other lawful means.
(6) To establish a Native Land Commissioned to identify, determine and settle all NCR lands issues with powers to investigate, review and give back NCR land ownership by issuing titles to lands which have been ascertained to have been illegally alienated and acquired.
(7) To introduce smart partnership policy to ensure all land-based development be participated by and are for the maximum  benefit of both the landowners and financiers  or the developers.
(8)  To ensure that companies alienated land for oil palm plantations truly develop the said land instead of selling them for quick profit.
(9) To recognise the cultural and customary practices of the natives relating to land use in particular “Pulau Galau” and “Pemakai Menoa” and to accord the lands involved in such practices due status.
(10) To ensure that NCR land Policy conforms to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indegenous people. This means to respect the inherent rights of the indegenous peoples especially their rights to their lands, territories and resources and their rights not to be subjected to any action which dispossess them of  the same and from any form of forced population transfer which violates or undermines any of their rights (Article 8 and Article 26).
(11) To introduce a Land Acquisition Ordinance to provide that land shall be acquired for a truly public purposes and be properly and fairly compensated by the government and that no person should be deprived of his land without fair compensation. That land acquisition process ought to be carried out in a fair, just and transparent manner and that Section 47 Land Code Procedure ought to be reviewed or even abolished.
(12) To recognise all forests on NCR lands as Native Forests.
(13) To restore NCR lands in Batang Ai and Bakun (HEP) and future HEPs that are not inundated and that they to be given back to the former NCR owners.

(14) To ensure that all developments affecting NCR lands shall be based on free, prior and informed consented.

July 24, 2010

As usual,Jabu with his RUBISH


Pengayau Comment

“Salcra had paid out dividends totalling some RM330 Million to its participants”

*I believe this is the total figure and not yearly!!!!!

“NCR Land,if not being developed properly,will become useless.It will generate zero income!!”
*Ya rite,the only way to develop it is by robbing away the land from the people!!!
For all this while,Jabu has been shouting here and there,now and then that Salcra has successfully uplift the Socio Economy of their participants.Ya rite,berapa iku Iban udah kaya lbn Salcra??? SALCRA:Such A Low Crappy Revenue Annually?We should ask him to give the breakdown. Salcra has been operating for more than 30 years!!

RM330 Million being paid out over a period so many years and over so many participant. How much is the average return per annum per participant? There is one of my frens who suggested that we should dedicated a monument for Jabu,to homopured him for being the Self Proclaim Paramount Chief of the Dayaks.A Monumental Of Lies A.K.A Tugung Pemula in Simpang Layar dedicated specially to Jabu
If you do simple arithmetic,let’s say each participant have the same size of land for Salcra, the dividend supposed to be paid out this year according to the news report is only a mere RM200 per month per participant.50 acres of palm oil can produce more than RM10K gross a month at current price RM500 per ton. Let’s say we take RM8K/month as a profit, then 1 year we can make RM96K, 5 years we can make RM480K.!!

April 3, 2010

Hantu-net cuma tahu kutuk kerajaan, Jabu

Taken from Sarawak Update

Individu atau kumpulan yang sering menghentam kerajaan menerusi laman web atau blog perlu dilabel sebagai ‘Hantu Net’ selepas ini kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu anak Numpang.

Ini kerana golongan terbabit katanya telah menyalahgunakan blog atau laman web untuk mempengaruhi minda pengguna internet yang lain bagi membenci kerajaan yang sedia pada masa sekarang.

“Golongan terbabit tidak berhenti mengulangi fitnah mereka untuk memburukkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) dikalangan pengguna internet yang lain menerusi blog dan lain-lain laman web di internet selama ini.
“Inilah pihak yang boleh saya labelkan sebagai ‘Hantu Net’. Tindakan menghentam kerajaan menerusi internet tidak akan mendatangkan simpati rakyat kepada golongan terbabit sebaliknya akan dianggap mendatangkan idea tidak bernas oleh orang lain selepas ini,” katanya.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Permodenan Pertanian berkata demikian ketika berucap merasmikan Majlis Istiadat Perlantikan Pengerusi, Timbalan Pengerusi dan Ahli-Ahli Majlis, Majlis Daerah Lubok Antu (MDLA) bagi Tahun 2010 – 2011 di Dewan Masyarakat Engkilili, Sri Aman hari ini.

Golongan terbabit kata Jabu pula haruslah mengutarakan idea serta kritikan yang membina kepada kerajaan menerusi blog atau lain-lain laman web yang terdapat di internet.

“Jika internet digunakan secara baik maka hasilnya akan menjadi lebih baik juga. Jadi daripada menghentam kerajaan atau ahli politik menerusi internet adalah lebih baik sekiranya mereka mengutarakan idea yang cukup bernas bagi membangunkan negeri ini.

“Jangan menghina atau menabur fitnah tanpa usul periksa di internet. Tindakan sebegini tidak akan mendatangkan hasil dan keuntungan kepada diri golongan itu sendiri,” menurut beliau.


March 30, 2010

Adat and Human Rights in Sarawak

Adat and Human Rights in Sarawak

Prior to the Brooke rule and subsequent colonial administration, the indigenouscommunities, particularly the Dayak groups of Sarawak, were governed by their own respective adat. Over time, this adat has been forcibly changed into a homogenous statebased institution, thereby eliminating its uniqueness to the particular indigenous community. Among other functions, the adat is used by Sarawak’s indigenous communities to claim rights over land, forest resources and their livelihood. The failure to understand the importance of adat to pre-colonial Dayak indigenous communities of Sarawak would render the discourse on human rights futile

Clifford Sather said that adat:

“[…] covers all of the various customary norms, jural rules, ritual interdictions and injunctions that guide an individual’s conduct,and the sanctions and forms of redress by which these norms and rules are upheld…these rules apply to virtually all spheres of human life, social, economic, religious and political.”3

In this sense, adat is an all-encompassing institution that presides over activities such as marriages, religious festivals, death and mourning, childbirth, dance and music,construction of new longhouses, and even traditional past-times such as music and weaving. 

It is also important to note that unlike the Malay notion of adat, the concept of adapt among many Dayak communities of Sarawak is not distinct from religious rituals and practices. It is one and the same thing. According to Ter Haar (1948), the adat is not restricted to what we commonly regard as “customary law”.4 The concept of adapt mentioned in this report is not restricted to the notion of adat as law or rules. Because the adat resembles the generic concept of ‘customs’, it includes all the activities people customarily practise in their society. It also covers the individual’s behavior and personal habits, whether he/she is practising good or bad adat.

Generally, the function of the adat is to ensure harmonious relationship among members within the community and also maintain the general state of wellbeing with the spirit world. Breaching this adat would risk a breakdown in social relationship which is punishable in both the secular and spiritual senses.

The adat and state formation

Before Sarawak came under colonial rule, the indigenous communities did not define their social identities based on ‘ethnicity’ as we understand it today (e.g. Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan). Their social identities were defined by their geographical space, such as people belonging a particular river tributary, hill/mountain or watershed areas. Their social loyalty was based on these geographical spaces and its own kinship system. As such,each community living within a specific geographical space would be governed by its own unique adat

However, with the formation of the state that began with the Brooke administration, the adat – as a concept and its traditional functions – was changed to fit the requirements of the state constitution. The evolution of the adat from its unique traditional form to its constitutional profile today is primarily caused by the adoption of the values of thecolonial and post-colonial governments.

When the Brooke administration began to strengthen its grip on Sarawak in the mid-19th century, the structure of the adat was altered and it was constituted as ‘customary law’.For instance, during the Brooke administration the Iban tunggu (fines) according to the adat were systematised and assigned monetary values. Also, they introduced courts to replace the Iban bechara (hearing) that was usually carried out in a longhouse ruai (verandah) and witnessed by the longhouse inhabitants.These new colonial practices, in replacing the traditional adat, eventually spread to all the indigenous communities in Sarawak.

The adat then became an institution sanctioned by the state. The adat at the local level is administered by the Penghulu or chiefs who receive a salary from the state. Clifford Sather said that due to this ruling and the replacement of traditional adat by the state, the Brookes began to eliminate some aspects of the adat that seemed negative or morally bad by their standards. These included the death penalty for incest, forcible seizure of property, slavery and headhunting. What is left of the adat now is akin to the precious antique collections stored in a government-run institution at the Majlis Adat Istiadat, under the umbrella of the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office.


February 8, 2010

Politics of Fear and Supression

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Taken from MalaysianMirror
Jabu accused of using “Scare tactics”


BETONG – Stanny Embat, a retired senior police officer, has accused Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu of using ‘scare tactics’ against the people in order to maintain their support in the Layar constituency.“Jabu is not doing any thing to help the people of Betong, whom he represents for the past 35 years. He has not helped the people to improve their economic well-being,” said Embat at a political gathering organised by PKR at Melayu Ili near here on Sunday.

“No doubt there are physical developments in Betong, but the people have remained poor with no sources of incomes,” he said.

Alfred Jabu accused of using scaring tactics
“Jabu has no more idea to help the people, so enough is enough. He must be replaced,” said Embat, who is likely to be a PR candidate to challenge Jabu in the Layar constituency in the next election.

‘Rights of the people’

He said some years ago when Jabu was minister of agriculture, he tried to commercialise ‘kepayang’, and urged the people to plant it, but the “kepayang project was a total failure”.

What Jabu was good at was carrying out politics of fear against the people in order to maintain their support, he added.

PKR state chairman Baru Bian, who was the main speaker, said that the present state government did not practise the concept of “people first” when they took away native customary rights (NCR) land and leased them to big companies for the planting of trees and oil palm.

“They do not care for the rights of the people; they only care for themselves,” he said and pointed out that PR has an “extraordinary” policy – the policy of giving priority to the people’s interest as can be seen in states under its administration.

He said that the present government refused to survey NCR land saying that the government has no money.

“That is not the real reason. The reason is that they are scared that all the lands in Sarawak will be NCR lands, and that being the case, the state government cannot give such lands any more to the companies for the planting of trees and oil palm,” he said.

‘Life of the people’

“Nor do they want to give titles to NCR lands, because if the lands are not titled the land owners will not be able to use them as collateral when borrowing money from the banks to carry out their own businesses.

“In other words, if their businesses are successful, they do not depend on government on hand-outs and, therefore, cannot be intimidated to support the government.”

For PR, Baru said that it regarded NCR lands as “life of the people” and pledged to survey all NCR lands and issue them titles if it takes over the state government.

“But if you do not help us (vote this government out), then nothing can be done to help you,” he said.

State PKR deputy chairman Wan Zainal Wan Sanusi and PKR adviser Jimmy Donald, a former MP fo Sri Aman, also spoke at the function.

January 3, 2010

Masing refuses to “own” SALCRA?

Re-post from The Broken Shield

Since the beginning of January 2010, SALCRA which has been entrusted to develop NCR land from 1976 is now no longer under the Ministry of Land Development. It is now under Alfred Jabu’s Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Minister of Regional Development.

Masing’s close aides said that he met the Chief Minister a few months back requesting that SALCRA should not be under his ministry since Jabu refuses to step down as chairman of the SALCRA’s Board of directors.

James Masing

As chairman, Jabu is allegedly behaved as if he is also chief executive officer of SALCRA, rendering Masing completely powerless.

It appears that SALCRA will follow whichever ministry Jabu is holding.

The Broken Shield asked Masing’s aides why he wants to disown SALCRA even though it is involved in land development.

According to the aides, SALCRA has financial, administrative and operational problems and any time the problems will burst to the top.

The aides claim that SALCRA has to use money given by the Federal Government and declares it as “dividends” to be paid to the scheme participants. There are more than 16,000 scheme participants.

Masing does not want to inherit the problems that have been created and to be blamed later on.

Isn’t it a pity that the scheme participants are made to suffer just because some people are greedy for power and money? And is MACC sleeping?– The Broken Shield

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