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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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sebangan Natives Lodged at SADIA Headquarters Just So They can Hear Their Court Case Against Quality Concrete Holdings

Laundry facility

It does not matter what we eat.  It does not matter where we sleep but come we must to hear our court case against destroyers of  our NCR lands and the people who raped our forest with bulldozers and stole our precious trees.  This is why we need donations to provide transportation and decent meals for these villagers.  Some are lucky to board with their Kuching relatives but some do not have relatives in the big city.  SADIA is providing simple lodging for these folks.

Some were able to have a simple mattress on which to lie down and rest for the night

Some slept on the bare floor at SADIA Headquarters in Kuching.

Just a simple place to rest for the night before the court hearing the next day

SADIA Headquarters in Kuching 

Just a very simple cooking faciltiy to cook meal for many villagers

This one is mighty comfortable

A very small kitchen for cooking meals for hundreds of people

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