300-odd longhouse folks can travel with ease as court temporarily lifts blockade orders


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019

The cement blocks on the road to Rumah Jalak has been ordered by the court to be removed.

SIBU: The 300-odd folks of two longhouses in Igan can now travel with ease, as the Sessions Court on Wednesday (Dec 18) ordered the cement blockade set up at one of two access roads to their longhouses be temporarily lifted.

The blockade was set up on Dec 3 by the landowner and had caused much inconvenience to the residents of Rumah Jalak and Rumah Nita at Tanjung Penasu, Batang Igan near here.

It was reported that the landowner had resorted to such a measure as compensation had not been paid to him when the two roads marked as Red and Blue borders were built over his property.

The two longhouse chiefs, Jalak Kusau and Nita Seman, had on Monday (Dec 16) filed an injunction for the lifting of the cement blocks.

They were represented by their counsel, Wee Wu Kiat and Christine Lim.

Justice Caroline Bee Manjail ordered that the cement blocks erected across the access road to Rumah Jalak in the Red border be lifted.

She gave the residents permission to move the cement blocks to the road shoulder.

However, the landowner, she said, must remove them from the site by this Saturday (Dec 21).

Justice Caroline fixed February 12,2020 for revision of judgement in default as the court had, on October 10, accepted and ordered that the two roads be closed.

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