KUCHING, Aug 13: The Sarawak government has been urged to urgently resolve a land dispute whereby a private house was demolished without compensation and replaced with a community hall project.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Abun Sui Anyit said he was approached by several residents from Bukit Peninjau, Baram on Aug 11 regarding this matter.
He said the residents claimed that their old house on government land in Bukit Peninjau was requested to be demolished by certain parties with the support of the government and local representatives.
The land is currently occupied with a construction project to build a community hall under the Rural Transformation Project (RTP) when there are already two community halls nearby.
“Ten families of affected residents requested that the Sarawak government resolve this problem as best as possible,” said Abun Sui in a statement today.
According to their complaints, he said, their fathers and grandfathers were officially brought by the Sarawak government from Lubok Antu to Bukit Peninjau to work in a farm.
He said they have been residing on the provided government land since 1972 until today, and their houses had been legally connected to water and electricity supplies by the government. — DayakDaily