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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Monday, May 23, 2011

Numpang Suntai's Professional Background

Numpang Suntai is the Principal Consultant of HSE Focus.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, majoring in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1978.

Prior to establishing HSE Focus, he was with the Sarawak Shell Berhad from 1987 until his natural retirement in January 2010. Numpang had held a number of supervisory and management positions in that company, the last being the Regional Team Leader for HSE Control Framework Implementation for Shell Exploration & Production Asia Pacific region. Amongst others, the role included being the Senior Advisor for contractor HSE management for the region. This was from 2005 until January 2010. In addition in the period 2000 until 2003, Numpang successfully managed a number of production operations and engineering maintenance contracts worth US$80m for Sarawak Shell Berhad. These roles covered the entire span of contract management from identification of contract needs, development of contracting strategy, tender management including bid evaluations, post award contract management and until close-out of contracts.

Numpang is a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He authored and presented a paper on Managing Contractor HSE in Shell E&P Asia Pacific (SPE 108879) at the Society of Petroleum Engineers HSE Conference at Bangkok in September 2007 and then in the Pertamina HSE Conference at Semarang, Indonesia in June 2008.

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