Tuesday, January 26, 2010

harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi..

Perobohan rumah di Sebauh, Sekabai Bintulu betul2 membuatkan saya sedih sebagai orang asal di Sarawak. Bagaimana ada pihak yang tidak berperikemanusiaan sanggup merosakkan dan mengganggu gugat kesejahteraan bangsa sendiri. Bayangkan, dalam sekelip mata, rumah dan harta mereka hancur musnah...dan ,kerajaan yang kita sandarkan harapan tuk membantu rakyat, menjaga kesejahteraan rakyat itu jugalah dalang di sebalik semua kemusnahan ini..
Tr.nor ak nyawai baru sahaja saya temui december yang lalu. Betapa beliau gembira menceritakan bahawa akhirnya hak ke atas tanahnya berjaya didapatkan.Beliau menang apabila tuntutan ke atas tanah adat milik beliau dan anak-anak biaknya dibawa ke mahkamah. Tapi,tragedi perobohon rumah ini betul2 mengejutkan saya..Apalah maksud di sebalik semua ni..Sumthing wrong here.kasih akik nor....usia beliau dihabiskan untuk perkara ini sahaja..kesian penghuni-penghuni rumah yang kehilangan rumah mereka...

jika negara tidak mengaku kita, kita juga tidak akan mengaku negara...

Long live Indigeneous people.
-voice of truth-

Stop harassment, intimidation at Iban village

We refer to the Malaysiakini report Outrage over Iban village demolition.

We, concerned civil society organisations (CSOs),having met and deliberated in Sibu yesterday on the recent news of the demolition of houses belonging to the residents of Rumah Nor Anak Nyawai, Sungai Sekabai, Sebauh, Sarawak on Jan 19, express utter outrage and deep concern on the blatant disregard of the communities' customary rights and their right to shelter.

The actions of Tatau Land Sendirian Berhad, a subsidiary of the Assar Group and their agents together with the authorities were uncalled for since the residents of Rumah Nor are still contesting the land dispute claim over the area.The comment made by the superintendent of the Land and Survey Department, Bintulu laying the blame on the lawyer for not informing his clients on the eviction order was false. The fact was, the lawyer representing the residents has yet to receive any eviction order from the court.

There was also no notice given to the residents. The residents' were only informed about the eviction order after the demolition was done. Furthermore, the residents have since appealed the decision and the case is still pending.

We demand that:

  • Tatau Land Sendirian Berhad and its agents withdraw from the area and refrain from further actions that will aggravate the situation
  • The authorities must immediately stop their harassment and intimidation on the communities affected;
  • The authorities must uphold the rights of the indigenous peoples, including rights to their land, territories and resources, the principle of free, prior informed consent, the principle of natural justice as in accordance with the national legislations and international human rights instruments including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Undrip), ILO Convention No 169 and the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD);
  • The company must respect the rights of the indigenous peoples and also the due process of law in this case; and
  • Adequate compensation be paid to the families of the houses and properties destroyed during the demolition.

The writer is representing the Borneo Resources Institute, Malaysia (Brimas). This statement is also endorsed by the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia), Sarawak Indigenous Lawyers Alliance (SILA), Persatuan Wanita Desa Sarawak (Wadesa), Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), Institute for Development of Alternative Living (Ideal), Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (Joas), Jaringan Tanah Hak Adat Bangsa Asal Sarawak (Tahabas), Tenaganita, Grassroots, AidEnvironment, Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), Cicom, Building Indigenous Initiatives and Heritage (BiiH), Pacos Trust, Panggau, Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC), Melikin-Bukar-Sadong Association (Mebusa), Native Rights Action Force (Natraf), SOS Baram, Scane, Persatuan Rumah Panjang Rantau-Tapu (Rata), Tonibung Youths ansd the Malaysian Election Observation Network (MEO-Net).

p/s:Dari arkib malaysia

Friday, January 22, 2010

Outrage over Iban village demolition...


1. Yesterday morning, on 19.01.2010 at Tatau sub-district, the Land and Survey enforcement team from all over Sarawak with few trucks of Army personnel and policemen went to demolish houses without prior notice to the landowners at Sg. Sekabai, Sebauh Bintulu. This particular land (the territorial domain) had been won by Tr. Nor Ak Nyawai and some others at the Malaysian Court few years ago. But unfortunately, how did the Company manage to convince the Court to approve for the eviction order is always remain a mystery to so many Indigenous peoples in Sarawak.

2. The enforcement personnel managed to demolished about 25 houses with all their belongings inside were destroyed indiscriminately for more than 4 hours of ugly service to the said 'company'. The way i look at it is that the Ibans (Indigenous Peoples) have no more right to their own land and the companies seem to have more rights and surely own more land everywhere. Now who own these big companies in Sarawak? The Indigenous people of Sg. Sekabai were still in the state of shock because of what had happened today to their houses and properties. Most of the occupants were left without any place to live right now and all their belongings were also intentionally destroyed by the enforcement. In Haiti peoples and properties were destroyed by natural disaster but strangely in Sarawak we are 'giving human disaster' to our own peoples without mercy.

3. The people of rumah Tr. Nor of Sg. Sekabai had a meeting yesterday night and i was there with them. Everyone looked very angry, very disappointed and very down as they lost their properties just within seconds by the enforcement. They did not only cut the houses but they smashed them with the tractors into pieces to the ground. They all agreed to stay put on the ground at Sg. Sekabai to prevent these 'demolishers' continue their barbaric act these few days. Please give your moral support by joining them on the ground today.

4. So I humbly appeal to any generous & good Samaritan to reach out to the people of Sg. sekabai to see into their needs especially food and shelter. Tr. Nor Ak Nyawai whose house is also being demolished has been tirelessly traveling with us to all parts of Malaysia to tell the truth about his court case. Since he and his people are in deep trouble because of this demolition I think it is human and fair that we assist him and his people. Many of them do not have place to stay and no food to eat. This is another 'Sign of the Time' just below our nose especially those of us who live in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Dated: 19.01.2010