‘Expect more protests if NCR land issues not resolved’

KUCHING, Oct 31: Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association president Dr Dusit Jaul said if native customary rights (NCR) land issues cannot be solved amicably, there will be more protests.

This is because land is something that the Dayak community holds dearly.

“It must be borne in mind that the Dayak hold dearly to their land and losing their last remaining asset to outsiders is something that is difficult to accept.

“As long as this issue is not settled amicably, I can foresee that these planned protests are not going to be the last,” Dusit told DayakDaily today.

He was asked to comment on reports of the two upcoming peaceful protests in November that will be staged by Dayak landowners.

The first will be held on Nov 7 at the Federal Court Building in Putrajaya while the other, on Nov 13, outside the State Legislative Assembly Complex, Kuching when the State Legislative Assembly is in session.

He said the two planned protests led by Dayak leaders was ‘a natural reaction of the Dayak after losing their NCR land’. — DayakDaily