Sarawak Headhunter's friend, (yes, the usually silent man), has suggested that in view of the many problems faced by NCR landowners, a Sarawak NCR (Native Customary Rights) Foundation be formed to safeguard Native interests in so far as NCR and NCR lands are concerned. Such a foundation must be an independent non-government body and be managed professionally without any political interference.
If the Sarawak government acknowledges that there are at least 2 million hectares of NCR lands in existence in the state, if not more, this foundation will manage on behalf of the NCR landowners land worth at least RM2.4 Billion (and more if the real value is taken into consideration) or if by way of joint venture at least RM720 Million (based on 30% share) before development.
Upon development, such land would be worth at least 10 or 20 times more, with the capacity of generating income worth billions, even with low commodity prices (which will not remain low forever).
The benefits for the hundreds of thousands of NCR landowners to whom the foundation as trustee would be accountable would be tremendous.
Sarawak Headhunter's friend has in fact already drawn up the Memorandum and Articles of Association of this foundation as well as the relevant trust deed between the foundation as trustee and the NCR landowners as beneficiaries (in each development area) and is prepared to make these available to anyone who wishes to initiate such a project.
The BN State government under Taib would obviously be most reluctant to deal with such a foundation but if all the Natives unite and insist on it, the State government will eventually have no choice.
The following will form the basis of the foundation:
Reasons for Incorporation
Objects and Activities
1. To inculcate respect for and to safeguard Native Customary Laws, culture and traditions in respect of NCL while at the same time ensuring that NCR Landowners do not get left behind by progress and development.
Sarawakians for Sarawak