Tag: pemakai menoa
See Chee How says they’ll have to wait for another panel of the Federal Court to give a bolder decision on the issue of native customary land rights.
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas says it is a historic moment for natives of Sarawak because the native land rights issue is finally going to be resolved.
The deputy chief minister says the state government has formed a task force to propose amicable and practical solutions to resolve the customary land rights issues relating to Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau.
Baru Bian says the refusal to legally recognise age-old land rights concepts of ‘pemakai menoa’ and ‘pulau galau’ has stirred alarm about loss of land.
Coalition of nine Dayak NGOs also criticise silence from Sarawak state government over court ruling in Bill Kayong murder case.
State PKR chairman Baru Bian says its a dark day for native Sarawakians as ruling shows nothing can be done to stop oppression of communities and denial of rights.
Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says state government will study in depth the land issues related to pemakai menoa and pulau galau.
Only a Dayak would be able to understand the culture of the natives, their Adat, customs and traditions, especially in handling the Native Customary Rights issue.
Sarawak opposition leader does not see a review of a Dec 20 ruling by the Federal Court and the chief minister meeting with Dayak leaders as viable options.
Former PBB supreme council member, Peter Minos, says Federal Court did not understand that all NCR land categories were dear to the Dayak people.
He believes that once Section 5(2)(f) is reinstated, Adat will have the force of law on pemakai menoa and pulau galau, two native customary rights land categories.
NGO says native customs in Borneo have been recognised as a parallel legal system under the Native Court, through the Native Court Ordinance.
Lawyer Baru Bian says Federal Court only differed with the High Court and Court of Appeal on whether Adat has the force of law on pemakai menoa and pulau galau.
The state government needs only to table an amendment to the Land Code to expressly provide for the legality of 'pemakai menoa' and 'pulau galau', says Sarawak DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen.