Court orders removal of blockade on access road to Rh Jalak

The Sibu Sessions Court today ordered that the cement blocks blocking road access to Rumah Jalak be removed (Dec 18, 2019).

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By Wendy John

SIBU,Dec 18: The 300-odd residents of the two longhouses in Igan can heave a sigh of relief as the Sessions Court here today ordered the cement-block blockade set up on one of two access roads to their longhouses be temporarily lifted.

Justice Caroline Bee Majanil ordered that the cement blocks erected across the access road to Rumah Jalak in the Red border be lifted. She gave the residents permission to move the cement blocks to the road shoulder.

However the landowner, she said, must remove them from the site by this Saturday.

The blockade was set up on Dec 3 by the landowner and had caused much inconvenience to the residents of Rumah Jalak and Rumah Nita at Tanjung Penasu, Batang Igan near here.

It was reported that the landowner had resorted to such a measure as compensation had not being paid to him when the two roads marked as Red and Blue borders were built across his property.

The two longhouse chiefs, Jalak Kusau and Nita Seman had on Monday (Dec 16) filed an injunction for the removal of the cement blocks.

They were represented by counsels, Wee Wu Kiat and Christine Lim.

Justice Caroline fixed February 12, 2020 for revision of judgement in default as the court had on October 10, accepted and ordered that the two roads be closed. — DayakDaily