Adenan plans to meet Dayak leaders to resolve NCR issues


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017

KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pix) is willing to listen to the Dayak communities of Sarawak to find solutions to native customary rights (NCR) claims over "pemakai menoa" (communal land or territorial domain) and "pulau galau" (forest reserves).

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said the Chief Minister's office will organise a meeting soon with Dayak community leaders on the matter.

"I had a meeting with the Chief Minister this morning (Tuesday) to initiate ways to resolve the pemakai menoa and pulau galau matters, which not only concern the Ibans but all natives of Sarawak.

"The Chief Minister showed his willingness to listen and consult with all communities concerned by meeting the leaders on the way forward and finding amicable and reasonable solutions acceptable by all parties," Uggah said in a statement Tuesday.

He expressed optimism that the meeting will have a positive outcome.

He also advised the communities to remain calm and await the outcome of the meeting.

In a landmark decision last month, the Federal Court ruled that the Dayaks cannot claim land and forests next to their cultivated farmlands as their own.

The three-to-one majority judgment said no law in Sarawak allowed the Dayaks to claim NCR over "pemakai menoa" and "pulau galau".

The apex court also ruled that the Sarawak Land Code, Tusun Tunggu (Codified Customary Laws), Iban Adat 1993 and several Rajah Orders only recognised cultivated land called "temuda" as NCR land. 

 

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