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, May 26, 2011


The Sebangan Seven that were jailed on From October 22nd to 25th 2010.  Out of the seven that were jailed, only Numpang is being charged, not for arson but for intimidation. 

High Court clarifies Numpang’s case

Posted on May 26, 2011, Thursday
KUCHING: The High Court has clarified that the case of Numpang Suntai was not fixed for hearing of appeal on Tuesday, but was called to accommodate the request of the respondent’s  counsel See Chee How who wanted to strike out the appeal.

However, when the case was called up, the necessary papers were not filed, the High Court said yesterday through a statement.

In respect of the other two so-called adjournments, it clarified that the case was only for monitoring purposes and not for hearing of appeal.

Numpang was discharged and acquitted from a criminal intimidation charge last March as the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case.

However, the prosecution subsequently filed an appeal to the Hight Court against the magistrates’ court order.

Numpang was alleged to have intimidated timber workers in the Sebangan-Sebuyau area last October.
Criminal intimidation comes under Section 503 of the Penal Code and it provides a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment or a fine or both.

The court proceeding will be held again on July 18.

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