Dayaks are becoming restless and they have vented mosts of their frustrations at Jabu. In 1974 Jabu was a giant killer in his first elections.But now he is the FOCAL POINT of all attacks from all opposition parties. So what is this Xmas present from Anwar? You better watch out! You better not Cry! You Better not Pout! I’m telling you WHY..Anwar is coming to TOWN..You draw your own conclusions after reading this extracted Malaysiakini report.
This http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/94993 report “PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has instructed his lawyers to send a letter demanding an unreserved public apology and compensation from Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu for alleged defamation.
“We are sending the letter of demand today and will give Jabu 72 hours to respond, failing which we will institute legal proceedings without any further reference to him,” said Kuching-based lawyer Baru Bian.
Jabu, the deputy president of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB-Dayak wing), was quoted in The Eastern Times as accusing Anwar of not respecting Iban customs and traditions, during a visit to the Rumah Entirong longhouse in Nanga Tutong, Lubok Antu on May 24.
He was further reported as saying that Anwar should not be allowed to hoodwink and mislead the people.
The article headlined ‘Jabu claims Anwar did not respect Iban customs’ appeared in the Dec 6, 2008 issue of the paper, which is owned by close associates of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud (right).
The report also quoted Jabu as saying “because Anwar had committed a serious crime in the past, he had to be cleansed first according to the Iban customs before being allowed to visit an Iban longhouse”.
“Because he (Anwar) was not cleansed according to the Iban adat, his visit to an Iban longhouse could cause tragedy. And true enough someone died during his visit. So ignorance and non-compliance (with) the adat is not an excuse for this kind of people. So how can we deal with this kind of people?”
Anwar ‘did not breach Iban adat’
Jabu made these remarks to reporters when commenting on PKR’s attempt to capture Sarawak in the next state election.
Baru (right) told Malaysiakini that he has verified with experts in the Iban community that Anwar had not committed any breach of adat, as alleged.
“My client, as almost everybody knows, has been exonerated by the Federal Court of any serious crime implied. Therefore, Jabu’s remarks are deemed defamatory as they have no basis in fact and in terms of Iban adat.”
The deputy chief minister could not be reached for comment, as he was said to have left for Australia.