Monday, August 2, 2010

Why Najib's RM20 Million Survey Won't Solve The NCR Land Issues

Firstly of course, this amount of RM20 million is not enough. Najib knows it and Taib knows it. They can pour RM100 million into the survey exercise and it still won't be enough.

The truth is that survey will only solve part of the problem. And part of the real problem is the Sarawak Land Code itself, which only recognizes NCR land prior to 1st January 1958. In other words, land settled and cultivated by natives after 1958 is NOT recognized as NCR land. Natives settling and cultivating those lands AFTER 1958 are regarded as squatters and trespassers on State land. 

The real problem is Taib himself. Is Taib willing to recognize NCR land after 1958 and will the boundary survey take this into account? Will the Sarawak Land Code be amended to conform to recent court decisions or will the BN government continue to ignore the plight of the people? THAT is the issue!

Many still claim ignorance of NCR land issues, which have been harped upon openly in the mass media by Taib and his favourite(?) barking dog, Awang Tanah. These issues are also the subject of hundreds of still pending court cases. Under the circumstances, ignorance is no excuse. Najib as the Prime Minister should also not be so ignorant of NCR land issues to think that merely surveying NCR land and issuing communal titles will work.

What about the hundreds of thousands or maybe a couple of million hectares of NCR land created after 1st January 1958? Are the hundreds of thousands of natives and their descendants today who have worked, and continue to work, on these lands to be relegated to the status of squatters and trespassers?

For Taib's perspective on NCR issues, for a start see this article at The Broken Shield:

Sarawak Headhunter's reply is here:

If anyone wants to know what it is all about, read this: That's right, it's all about money.

Who do you think will benefit the most from any declassification of NCR land, the Dayak "trespassers" and "squatters"?

Jabu is already salivating: "We wish to thank the federal government for allocating RM20 million to Sarawak and the main focus will be to develop NCR land that are ready for development." RIGHT!

The question again is, WHO WILL BENEFIT? Have the natives whose NCR lands have been the subject of such development in the past really obtained any real benefit other than minimally?

See, and

For one solution proposed by a friend, see: No one, not even PKR, has taken this up yet.

See also Din Merican: The Malaysian DJ Blogger "SARAWAK: NCR Land Issue Unresolved".


fab4 said...

"The real problem is Taib himself."

The real problem is
- the system allocated looting empires known as Barisan Neraka.
- citizens falling for trifles, the same many natives all over the world have fallen for baubles and firewater.

Anonymous said...

Baru Bian. It's time to pull up the sleeves and get organized for the coming State election. PR needs to train hundreds and thousands of native polling agents to ensure a fair election. Take cue why PR lost the Batang Ai by-election.