Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 “unjust” to natives, insists PH Hulu Rajang

Alexander (second row, ninth left) with participants of the half-day gathering at a hotel in Bintulu yesterday.

KUCHING, July 23: Pakatan Harapan (PH) in Hulu Rajang rejects the recently passed Sarawak Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018, as it is unjust to the natives of Sarawak, said its spokesman Alexander Lehan.

“As the representative for this Hulu Rajang PH gathering, I wish to state again that we, as genuine natives of Sarawak, are all against the recent amendment of the Land Code on ‘pemakai menoa’ and ‘pulau galau’ (PMPG).

“In fact, it is actually getting from bad to worse for us natives, especially in Hulu Rajang. Therefore, we reject the amendment, and we demand the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to respect the ‘adat’ of our respective PMPG,” Alexander said in statement today.

On another matter, he said those present agreed that candidates for Baleh, Belaga and Murum — which comes under the Hulu Rajang parliamentary constituency — for the next state polls should come from the people and endorsed by the proper authority in the party.

“This time around, we are going to see many young, talented professionals to be involved in mobilising the people on the ground.

“It is unity and teamwork that can make Hulu Rajang PH truly the best choice compared to GPS in the next state election, which must be held by 2021,” he stressed.

On the gathering yesterday, he claimed all those present at the half-day gathering at a hotel in Bintulu was satisfied with the outcome. The purpose of the get-together was to know their members from the three constituencies and at the same time to map out the next course of action.

“This gathering was cordially organised by our supporters, and the 100 odd participants came from as far as Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Sibu, Lawas, Limbang and Miri.

“In this family-kind of gathering, we agreed to foster closer cooperation between the different component parties in PH. It is hoped that we are united in formulating our programmes as well as working as a team on the ground,” added Alexander. — DayakDaily