Life back to normal after lifting of blockade

The cement blocks were removed after the court verdict.

SIBU: Life for residents of two longhouses in Igan is back to normal after the Sessions Court yesterday ordered the cement-block blockade set up at one of two access roads to their longhouses be temporarily lifted.

The blockade set up by the landowner on Dec 3 had caused much inconveniences to the residents of Rumah Jalak and Rumah Nita at Tanjung Penasu, Batang Igan near here.

It was reported that the landowner had resorted to the blockade because no compensation was paid to him when the two roads were built over his property.

The two longhouse chiefs, Jalak Kusau and Nita Seman had on Monday (Dec 16) filed an injunction for the lifting of the cement blocks.

They were represented by their counsel, Wee Wu Kiat and Christine Lim.

Juctice Caroline Bee Manjail ordered that the cement blocks erected across the access road to Rumah Jalak be lifted.

She gave the residents permission to move the cement blocks to the road shoulder.

However the landowner, she said, must remove them from the site by this Saturday. Caroline fixed February 12, 2020 for revision of judgement in default as the court had on October 10, accepted and ordered that the two roads be closed.

The cement blocks were removed after the court verdict.