Uggah clarifies on community leaders allowances

Extract from The Borneo Post, Jan 1, 2019

We hope netizens will be clear on the payment of allowance to our Ketua Kaum, covering the Tuai Rumah (longhouse chieftains), Ketua Kampung (village headmen) and Kapitan (Chinese community leaders).

The Federal government will be paying the allowances of RM500 per month from October to December 2018 via a letter issued by the federal Ministry of Rural Development on 5th December 2018.

The State Government will top up their allowances to RM900 per month. Hence, the allegation that the Pakatan Harapan Federal government paid 70% of their allowance is not true at the time this post is written.

As for the allowances of our Ketua Masyarakat, covering the Temenggong, Pemanca and Penghulu are paid fully by the Sarawak Government.

Issuance of NCR land titles to SALCRA participants ongoing process, Jabu

KUCHING June 22 (Bernama) — The issuance of titles for native customary rights (NCR) land developed by the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) to eradicate rural poverty is an ongoing process, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said today.

Jabu, who is also state Rural Development and Modernisation of Agriculture Minister, said 50,028ha of NCR land had been developed by Salcra as at May 31, 2011 with the positive prospect of favourable dividends for this year.

“Salcra as a statutory body has been successful in eradicating poverty in the rural areas as reflected by the fact that NCR landowners, who are participants of Salcra projects, had up to December last year received dividends amounting to RM405,694,965, including RM74,262,125 paid in 2010,” he said at the state assembly sitting in Petra Jaya, here.

Replying to Baru Bian (PKR-Ba’Kelalan), he, however, said Ba’Kelalan was not covered by Salcra at present and urged the opposition assemblyman to approach the Land and Survey Department, which has the authority to issue land titles, on
the list of Salcra NCR land owners.

“At present, the 18 estates being developed involving NCR land are in Bau/Lundu, Serian, Sri Aman and Saratok/Saribas,” he said.

Of the total area developed, he said 16,828ha had been surveyed and issued with 9,254 land titles with another 18,526ha surveyed but yet to be issued with land titles.

He said no land title would be issued for 9,444ha of communally-owned land being developed while the newly developed area of 5,230ha had yet to be surveyed.

“An additional 1,740 land titles, which are ready, will soon be handed over to the Salcra participants free of charge because the state Barisan Nasional government cares for the people.”

Contrary to the opposition’s propaganda that the state government took away NCR land from the people, it instead gave titles in perpetuity to NCR land owners, he said.

Jabu said the state government was also serious in implementing programmes to eradicate rural poverty throughout Sarawak.
— BERNAMA

Semina 18 iko raban Parti Keadilan Rakyat ka bisi datai

KUCHING – Julok ati bala Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak ka begempuru ba Old Court House, Kuching sari tok enda ngipak ka auh, semina 18 iko raban parti ka bisi datai ngayan kediri.

Sebedau tok, PKR Sarawak balat chapuh ba Facebook madah kediri ka mai bala mayuh begempuru, tang enda mukai-mukai, raban parti ke bukai enggai ngiruh kediri.

Ka bendar ia, pengawa begempuru lemai tadi enda nyalah baka manjung ba pala wong.

Enti nunda, beratus-ratus iko bala penyukong PKR datai, tang lemai tadi nyau bisi 200 bala pulis enggau ngeluie 50 iko pemberita ngulu Chermin PKR Sarawak, Baru Bian.

Baru Bian maia ngemansut ke jako ba upis PKR sitak Stampin pagi tadi madah, ia udah sedia ka ngemantai ka bukti maia ka belaban penemu enggau Ketua Menteri Sarawak Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud ba senentang tanah NCR ba menoa tok.

Baru madah, ia ka datai ba Old Court House pukul 4.30 lemai, ianya palan endur Rajah Putih tauka White Rajah kala ngaga aum Dewan Undangan Negeri. Ia ka macha surat jako Charles Brooke ka balat endar mekat sida orang asal mesti ngemeran ka tanah NCR.

Bekau arinya, pukul 12 tengah ari tadi, bala polis bergempuru ba Kuching Waterfront. Bala polis bisi meresa kereta ka mansa Jalai Kho Hun Yeang nuju Kuching Waterfront.

Pukul 4.15 lemai, tiga iko bala PKR datai, udahnya Baru Bian chun pukul 4.30 lemai. Bisi datai seketeri PKR Sarawak, Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh enggau Ketua Pemuda PKR Sarawak Ahmad Nazib.

Udahya Baru Bian bediri ba tanga Old Court House alu macha ingar surat jako Sir Charles Brooke. Nasib ga maianya nadai nama-nama utai enda manah nyadi.

Lebuh ke ditanya bala pemberita ba senentang pulis ka mayuh datai, Baru Bian madah ia berasai tekenyit ati laban enda nyaga utai bakanya.

“Tang manah ga sida pulis datai, nyaga pengelikun. Aku nadai penanggol enggau bala pulis, arap ka sida mega mujor ba pengawa nyaga pengelikun rayat,” ko Baru Bian.