Uggah Failed To Define The Rightful Ownership Over Native Customary Rights (NCR) Land

Kuching – The delayed of Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau defination had led to the loss of Tr. Nyutan in their struggle to defend their NCR land.  PBDS Baru president, Cobbold John had lambasted Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and described Uggah and his committee failed to define the rightful ownership over the Native Customary Rights (NCR).

“I am questioning the compentencies and capabilities of Uggah and his team. The committe was set up to give a solutions on the NCR issues”, told Cobbold.

However, according to Cobbold, Uggah keep on misleading the people with giving execuses instead of solutions. He is refering to recent statement from Uggah while officiating SALCRA Program at Sungai Tau, Arip last year. Uggah in his statement quoted as saying, there is certain parties accusing government robbing the land from the people. Uggah said the government never ever intended to take away the land from its owner, but infact provides various government scheme to develop the NCR land.

“I don’t understand why Uggah keep on manipulating the fact that Section 6 is Native Customary Rights (NCR) and it is gazzeted as Reserve State Land. Thus, this deprived the righful ownership from the landowner”, said Cobbold John.

Cobbold stressed that, Native Customary Rights (NCR) land of the Dayak are being surveyed persuant to Section 6 of Sarawak Land Code (SLC), thereby, being constituted as Native Communal Reserve.

“I stressed it again, PBDS Baru stand is very clear. I urge the Barisan Nasional government to recognise rights of the Dayak on their own land which shall be under Section 18 which gives title in perpetuity and full recognition over their own land. Secton 6 gives rise to a conflict of ownership in between natives and Provisional Lease (PL) Holders following the issuance of PL persuant to Section 28 to statutuory bodies of government, GLCs, Companies or individual title to “Big Towkay”, Cobbold said.

He is referring to land dispute which lead to fatalities as what happend in Sg Arip in 2016.

Thus he said, PL Holders shall not be allowed entering the unsurveyed land which is clearly stated under Section 28 No state land shall be alienated under this cod unless and until the survey of the land has been completed to the satisfication of the Land Superintendent.

“The companies hiring a gangster to frighten the people. Moreover in certain cases, landowner chased away from their land as what happend in Sg. Lengan last year”, Cobbold said.

Thus, Cobbold urged Barisan Nasional government be more transparent and firm in their decision towards rightful ownership over Native Customary Rights (NCR) land. He also requested the State Barisan Nasional to withdraw and cease all the NCR cases related.

“Just take a look at Tuai Rumah Sandah case. We are fighting against the State Government of Sarawak (Barisan Nasional). The Government lost in High Court but again the case referred to Appeal Court. Who is the robber?,” ask Cobbold.

In his previous statment, Cobbold calling the Politics Of Development and joint venture partnership concept practised by Sarawak Barisan Nasional is a perfect political fragmentation towards Dayak Rights.

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