Reporters cautioned not to ask questions

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KUCHING, May 23: Members of the media were left disappointed after they were asked not to direct political questions at Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas at a function yesterday.

They were also told that there would not be a press conference after the function, despite being asked to report on the function itself.

Amongst other issues, members of the media were keen to question Uggah on amendments to the Sarawak Land Code concerning native customary rights (NCR) land.

On Nov 13, there was a huge rally at the Old Courthouse in Kuching which drew an estimated 3,000-strong crowd who came together to call on the state government to amend the Land Code with regards to Provisional Leases and other NCR land matters.

Just days later on Nov 16 in the State Legislative Assembly sitting, Uggah said amendments to the Land Code relating to Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau (PMPG) will be ready for tabling in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting in May 2018, which was subsequently postponed due to GE14.

The date for the next State Legislative Assembly sitting has not been made known yet. — DayakDaily