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SARAWAK - Taib Robbing Natives' Land

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New Outrage – Taking Care of My Son By Robbing My People!SARAWAK REPORT
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 GMT This post is also available in: IbanAnother chunk of Sarawak handed to the Taibs? Sarawak Report has uncovered an explosive situation in Sri Aman, where we can reveal that the Chief Minister is in the very process of trying to sell off land which he gave free to his son, for a multi-million ringgit profit.The 22,000 acres in question (8,800 hectares) is in Bijat Land District, Sungai Tisak. It is established Native Customary Rights Land belonging to Ibans, according to Sadia the Iban rights group. They say at least 15 communities will be affected by the acquisition of the land for oil palm plantation, however no warning has been given to these communities and no offer of compensation has been made.Is this what the State Government means by “more aggressive conversion”Local Iban people, who say that loggers moved into their area unannounced 4 months ago, have only just dis…

Selangor water protesters tear-gassed

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Selangor water protesters tear-gassed UPDATED @ 05:17:44 PM 05-12-2010 By Boo Su-Lyn December 05, 2010 Riot police begin firing their water cannons to disperse a crowd gathered for Selangor’s water rally in KL, December 5, 2010. — Picture by Jack Ooi KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons on at least 1,000 protesters near the KL Railway Station as they marched to the Istana Negara today to rally against a potential bailout of Selangor water utility companies. Hundreds of protestors sought refuge at the Railway Station to avoid the police action after they started their march from the National Mosque.Riot police later turned the water cannons on those who had gone back to the National Mosque despite organisers announcing an end to the rally shortly before 3pm.The rally ended about 4pm when Pakatan Rakyat leaders appealed to the crowd at the National Mosque to disperse under the watch of phalanxes of fully-armed riot police.Kuala …