Courts find for community in Loagan Bunut

Thursday 7 April, 2016

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On today’s show, we start with good news from Abun Sui as the community from Loagan Bunut celebrate a win on appeal against Boustead Pelita, the plantation company which invaded their land and then made a criminal complaint against 19 of the villagers for defending their lands. The Appeals court have found no wrongdoing on the part of the community and have even recognized their rights to the land. Some days the underdog wins!

Then Bill Kayong of PEDAS calls out the police over the Bekelit incident two days ago. The police are denying that their men waved a pistol at the villagers? They can deny it all they want, says Bill. We have their admission on tape so an apology is in order. It is up to the police now, he adds, where they want to go with this but perhaps this is why these types of travesties keep happening in Sarawak; because no one is ever brought to book for them.

We speak to Haji Baharuddin about threats of a different kind but nonetheless, still familiar. Ever heard this one? You will get no development without BN? And it is not just the YBs that are dishing this proven nonsense out, but also down to Tuai Rumah level where they threaten the people they share a community with. But in a modern world with access to modern media, he says, we can now see exactly how hollow the threat is as rural folk come to realize more and more clearly just how far they have been behind the rest of the nation, let alone the rest of the world. With no development to speak of and the crushing GST on their backs, how much longer is this threat going to work?

Then YB Baru Bian mocks Adenan’s statement that PKR should not contest the new seats because they objected to the redelineation. His argument? If the rules of the game are rigged, then you just should let the other side win without a fight? Well, then why bother to have an election at all? Baru says that all he can do is rely on his good record in his constituency and to continue to fight on. After all, the day we give up is the day we are defeated. Consider Rafizi Ramli, still in lockup after exposing secrets that the Rakyat have a right to know. The more people dare, the more the chance the people will win!

Professor Madya Mohamad Faisal of UKM agrees that BN will certainly win in the system where they have set the rules and where the opposition cannot pull themselves together. What is left to do? Give up and throw in the towel? Perhaps a battle can be won if not the war. Adenan’s magic number may be to win 70 out of the 82 seats available, giving BN free rein for the next five years which cannot be in the best interests of the people. So register a protest vote, if nothing else. After all, while many might want to see what Adenan can do, we already know what BN haven’t done in so many years. Adenan and Najib fly the same banner, no matter what they all claim. Does it have to be until the end of time?

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Baru Bian Tidak Gentar Dengan Ancaman BN

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Dalam rancangan hari ini, Abun Sui menceritakan kepada kita mengenai kemenangan kes NCR 19 tertuduh Kampung Loagan Bunut, Long Teru, Pelajau melawan Ladang Loagan Bunut Boustead Pelita Tinjar. Penduduk Orang Asal disana akhirnya menang mempertahankan tanah mereka, usaha yang memakan masa perlu dilalui dengan kesabaran dan sikap jangan cepat mengalah. Apa yang paling penting, penduduk mesti bersatu dalam melawan kerakusan rejim Barisan Nasional yang telah merompak tanah Orang Asal di Sarawak.

Selepas itu, Bill Kayong dari PEDAS memberitahu bahawa PEDAS sedia untuk menyerahkan rakaman video mengenai pengakuan dibuat salah seorang kumpulan pegawai polis dan imigresen yang ditahan penduduk rumah panjang di Bekelit dalam kejadian berlaku pada 4 April lalu sekitar jam 11.30 pagi. Bill Kayong mendakwa mereka mempunyai rakaman sebagai bukti pengakuan kumpulan terbabit, semasa mereka ditahan oleh penduduk rumah panjang yang mengepung mereka di ladang kelapa sawit di Bekelit, Niah. PEDAS meminta Ketua Polis Daerah (KPD) Miri supaya menarik balik kenyataan beliau seperti yang disiarkan semalam kerana ia didakwa PEDAS sebagai bercanggah dengan situasi (dalam rakaman mereka) atau mungkin KDP Miri tidak dimaklum pegawainya mengenai perkara sebenar.

Seterusnya, Haji Baharudin mengenai layanan tidak adil kerana berbeza pendapat dalam politik. Bagaimana demokrasi harus dijalankan jika terdapat sekatan diberikan?

Selepas itu, Baru Bian menjelaskan bahawa BN mencadangkan 8 orang calon disenarai pendek untuk menentang beliau di Bakalalan. Beliau tidak gentar kerana beliau berdasarkan kepada track record selama 5 tahun perkhidmatan beliau yang lalu dan pengundi juga boleh membandingkan rekod perkhidmatan BN 50 tahun yang lalu.
Kedua YB Baru berkata bahawa PKR tidak akan malu bertanding di 11 kawasan DUN tambahan yang baru, kerana itu memang hak mana-mana parti politik. PKR membantah kerana persempadanan semula pilihanraya yang tidak adil. Tapi jika ia telah diluluskan SPR, maka PKR tiada pilihan melainkan bertanding di situ. Yb Baru menjelaskan bahawa analisis yang diberikan tokoh akademik tidak semestinya tepat, kerana dalam politik segalanya serba berkemungkinan. Ada kemungkinan calon PKR akan menang mengejut di beberapa kawasan yang tidak dijangka oleh BN. Baru menyatakan penangkapan YB Rafizi bukti jeals BN takut kepada orang2 yang berani mendedahkan kebenaran. Justeri semakin ramai rakyat sarawak yang berani, maka BN akan semakin terancam.

Profesor Madya Mohammad Faisal dari UKM menyatakan bahawa kemenangan kepada BN sarawak adalah pasti, tetapi bukan itu target utama Adenan. Adenan bercita-cita untuk memenngi 70 daripada 82 kerusi dun Sarawak. Antara faktor kemenangan BN kali ini adalah kekukuhan PBB dan kegagalan PH harapan mencapai kata sepakat dalam banyak isu, lebih-lebih lagi soal calon. Disamping itu parti spt PAS, STAR danSWP juga tidak sehaluan bersama PH menantang BN. Namun Faisal menegaskan bahawa mencapai sasaran 70 kerusi bukan juga kerja yang mudah kerana perpecahan dalaman BN sarawak juga serius. PBB kali ini juga bukanlah sangat kebal dimana mereka boleh kalah di DUN telang Usan kalau tidak berlaku perpecahan undi. Ini bermaksud jika rakyat bersatu tidak kira di bandar atau di luar bandar BN/PBB juga mampu ditumpaskan. Prof mengingatkan rakyat sarawak supaya bijak, memberi mandat besar kepada adenan supaya mudah membuat tuntutan bagi rakyat sarawak atau memberi mandat besar kepada adenan bermakna sokongan kepada Najib untuk terus menjdi PM Msia dan sokong perlaksanaan GST?

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