Sebangan is located in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Numpang Suntai and 14 others, representing 276 Iban families from the 15 longhouse communities of Kampung Entanggor, Ensika, Lumut, Arus Dayak, Tongkah Dayak, Tongkah Dayak Lubuk Manta, Tongkah Dayak Atas, Tongkah Dayak Rumah Panjai, Lunying, Belimbing Besi, Ketimbong and Bajong Ili, Bajong Ili Atas, Bajong Ili Tengah, Bajong Ili Baruh, all situated at Sebangan, Simunjan, Sarawak, filed their civil suit at the Kuching High Court on November 1st, 2010.

This case was heard at Kuching High Court on August 8th though August 19th 2011. This civil court proceeding is far from over. It is to continue on November 8th through 11th, 2011 and will reconvene again on December 19 through December 23rd, 2011.

Named as defendants in the civil suit are Quality Concrete Sdn Bhd the timber concession holder, Loyal Billion Sdn Bhd the logging contractor, 2 government appointed community leaders Penghulu Merum anak Babu and Ketua Kampung Agu anak Kaleng, together with the Director of Foresty and the Sarawak State Government.

The Sebuyau and Sebangan Ibans still need your moral and financial support to fight against illegal loggers. Your contributions will pay for the legal expenses and the cost of transportation, lodging, and food for Sebangan villagers who will be attending the proceedings in Kuching.

We desperately need your support to save our NCR heritages and our prestine environment from further destruction. If we lost this case, we will lost our land and forest to timber tycoons and oil palm plantation owners. Losing this case is losing our life line, our means of survival. Without our land and forests, we the Dayaks, the natives of Borneo, we have nothing.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Update on efforts to Save Sebangan Rainforest

Update on efforts to Save Sebangan Rainforest
Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2010
Posted by:  Christina S. Suntai
Following the calling off of Blockade against Quality Concrete at Ulu Sebangan, I have been informed that the two leaders, Mr Nicholas Munjah the Secretary General of SADIA and my brother, Numpang Suntai have been contacted by Police. They are requested to be present at Simunjan Police Station and Sebuyau Police Station at 2 pm, 22nd October, 2010.
We are unsure why they are called for. Whether it is for staging the peaceful blockade. However from what is written here, here and here, it seems they are being investigated for the fire which started at the timber camp which destroyed Royal Billion Sdn Bhd’s (logging contractor of Quality Concrete Holdings) machinery.
Besides the Blockade, Sebuyau Ibans have also taken Quality Concrete Holdings, Sarawak Government and Forestry Department to court.
At this blog, we have made many calls to the government that pending disposal of all NCR Land Issues by the Court, logging and development activities should cease.
They need your moral support.
Please continue to lend moral support to Mr Nicholas Munjah and my brother, Numpang Suntai.
Note:  I just talked to my brother, Numpang Suntai.  He told everyone, me included, to remain cool.  This is just a routine police matter.  Since he and the others were up in Ulu Sebangan, naturally they will be questioned by police to help in their investigation.
Thank you for your support!
Christina S. Suntai
Thursday, October 21st 2010

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the link, Christina. Much appreciated.