3 Temiar Orang Asli remanded 2 days over blockade

A group of Orang Asli in a show of support outside the Gerik Magistrate’s Court today. (Peka pic)

GERIK: The Magistrate’s Court here today allowed a two-day remand for the three Temiar Orang Asli who were arrested yesterday.

The remand order, issued by magistrate Norhidayati Mohammad Nasroh, will end tomorrow.

The application was made by the police to assist in their investigation into a blockade set up to keep loggers out of the Kampung Sungai Papan area.

The Temiar community had claimed that the loggers were encroaching on native customary land.

The three men who were arrested are Johari Aleuj, Pam Yeek and Shukri Man.

Police also seized five motorcycles and a camera during the arrest.

The three were initially released after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy urged the police not to favour the loggers.