The Ibans of Kampung Api need options

Nobody wants to live in a squatter area. But, what choice does this Iban community have? They need to migrate to the urban areas in search of better employment and to earn a living to support their family either in Miri or those that choose to stay back in their respective longhouses.

They need a place to stay and they take all the risk to build a home near the sea. Despite the bad erosion and now the impounding waves are getting nearer their homes.

Last weekend saw their homes being invaded by waves and their living room being flooded by sea water.

There must be a fast solution to these issues. Building retaining walls, relocating the squatters to a new place, giving them option to purchase new homes under Suruhanjaya Perumahan Nasional Berhad, etc. are all the available options.

To these causes, it will be great to see the various Iban-based NGOs in Miri to come forward and assist the Miri City Council to address this issues that affect the majority Iban residents of Kampung Api in Lutong.

Flash flood in Sibu today



Photo courtesy of Antu Ngelansat of

It is another case of abundant water supply. This time its in Sibu. Well, the DID engineers sure need to work hard on their plans to reduce excessive water from flooding Sibu roads.

Tuan Resident Sibu, with his previous experience with DID, we are sure he is capable to come up with a long term plan for Sibu. At least a 50-years plan..

Ruai Panjai hits by flash flood

With the Batang Ai by-election campaign goes into top gear, villagers in Panjai Ruai, located about two kilometres from Lubok Antu are trapped in waist deep flash flood today

Torrential rain that has been pouring since last night, added by the romantically flowing Sebungku river made the only bridge connecting the village impassable.

The only way out or in, according to villagers is to wade through the water. The water level is simply too high even for heavy vehicle. is