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Let's 'Ubah', urges wounded land rights defender

Keruah Usit
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ANTIDOTE "This is my message. We must all change, open our eyes now. Think about it. All of us have suffered. Our land, our world has been taken away, not just in Melikin, but everywhere, in Sibu, Kapit, Sri Aman, Batang Rajang, Baram.

"All of it has been taken by other people. It's because of this that we, the people, suffer," said Surik anak Muntai, an elderly defender of native customary rights (NCR) to land in Sarawak.

Surik, 66, had his right forearm and both legs slashed with machetes by four men on March 15, as he waited for his wife and son outside Sekolah Sungai Menyan, Serian, located just over an hour's drive from Kuching.

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