土著习俗地和平集会上千名参与者1 3 日早在古晋河滨公园进行

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土著习俗地和平集会声势浩大!上千名参与者今早在砂拉越古晋河滨公园集会,他们希望借此举动向砂政府当局反映土著社区、习俗地及保留地的权利。来自砂各地的土著集合在此,且部分参与者皆穿着民族服装出席此次和平集会希望政府正视他们的问题他们不要土著习俗地相关事宜交由政党或联邦政府

 

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数百人河滨公园和平集会 捍卫土著习俗地权利

 
  

 

(诗华日报古晋13日讯)

土著习俗地和平集会声势浩大!上千名参与者今早在古晋河滨公园集会,他们希望借此举动向政府当局反映土著社区、习俗地及保留地的权利。

来自砂州各地的土著集合在此,且部分参与者皆穿着民族服装出席此次和平集会希望政府正视他们的问题。他们不要土著习俗地相关事宜交由政党或政府。

鉴于近日河滨公园正举办赛舟会,所以现场驻守了许多警察在观察这项和平集会的进行。

与此同时,也有另一批土著在旧砂拉越州立法议会示威,要求州政府不要掠夺他们的土著习俗地。

 

PKR: Nov 13 rally reflects Sarawakian natives’ sense of betrayal

 
 | November 7, 2017
 

Baru Bian says the refusal to legally recognise age-old land rights concepts of ‘pemakai menoa’ and ‘pulau galau’ has stirred alarm about loss of land.

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PETALING JAYA: Sarawak PKR has thrown its support behind a rally planned in Kuching on Nov 13 to demand native customary rights (NCR).

This follows the authorities’ failure to recognise the indigenous concepts of “pemakai menoa” (territorial domains) and “pulau galau” (communal forest reserves).

Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian said the rally was a reflection of the native communities’ frustration and anger that the courts and the government were seemingly “trampling” over their rights.

“The refusal to recognise pemakai menoa and pulau galau appears to be a betrayal of the natives by those who do not understand, or choose to ignore, the long-practised and long-recognised customs and traditions of the native communities,” he said.

“The frustrations of the people over this issue is understandable because it revolves around something that is so crucial to them and forms an integral part of their lives, which is their land.

“The threat of the loss of their land evokes such a strong sentiment because to the natives their land is their life,” he said in a statement today.

In a majority ruling last December, the Federal Court had refused to recognise pemakai menoa and pulau galau as NCR land in Sarawak.

Justice Raus Sharif, who delivered the main judgment, said there was no legislation in Sarawak that gave the force of law to a group of Dayaks to claim customary rights over virgin forests around their longhouses.

Raus was appointed as chief justice of Malaysia on April 1 this year.

Baru, who is Ba Kelalan state assemblyman, said PKR commended Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia) secretary-general Nicholas Mujah and former Majlis Adat Istiadat (MAIS) deputy president Nicholas Bawin for coordinating the rally.

“We are confident that the organisers are highly responsible people and that this rally will be peaceful,” he said.

“I am happy to note that more and more NGOs and individuals are becoming aware of the NCR issues and the problems involving pemakai menoa and pulau galau which have befallen the native communities of Sarawak as a result of the decisions of the Federal Court in recent cases,” he added.

On Oct 16, Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg had said the state government recognised pemakai menoa and pulau galau as NCR land.

He, however, added that there was a need to have the right definitions of the phrases to ensure they were acceptable to all.

“If we want to amend the Land Code, it must be consistent. If our law is wrong, how do (you expect) people to recognise our law?

“If it (the law) is not acceptable by all, then this is not a law. We cannot have the law of the jungle,” he was quoted as saying by the Borneo Post.

He said Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas, who heads the state’s pemakai menoa and pulau galau committee, was working with community leaders to find a solution acceptable to all races.

 

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