Arresting Penan blockaders would be abuse of law

comments     Baru Bian     Published     Updated

COMMENT I am disturbed to read about the recent development in the Murum Dam issue, that the police will be sending in reinforcements from Sibu and Kapit.

I sense that this is a build up to the arrest of the Penans who are manning the blockade, and am extremely disappointed by the statement by district police chief (DSP) Bakar Sebau that action could be taken against those responsible, under Section 143 or 147 of the Penal Code for illegal assembly or taking part in a riot ( Borneo Post , Oct 23).

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