When allegations of rape and sexual abuse of the Penan young women and school girls came to light last September 2008, the Sarawak state government was dismissive with the news reports:
Penan girls claim abuse , Against their will , Violated by loggers , A neglected people
Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud said the reports were nothing but lies and demanded that the newspapers corrected them. Check your information or you will be suspected by the decent people of Sarawak of trying to sabotage us when we have toiled to develop our state, Taib said.
Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu who is the chairman of the steering committee on Penan Affairs said that it would be a waste of time to investigate. He said: I have not heard of such complaints from the Penan communal leaders in my many visits to Ulu Baram.
Sarawaks Rural Development Minister James Masing described the Penans as good storytellers.
Now that the Women and Family Affairs Ministry has released its National Task Force Report confirming the allegations of sexual abuse of Penan women and young girls, these state leaders have switched to the silent mode.
If this has happened in another country, the whole state leadership, the cabinet would have come out to apologize and offered their resignation.
But this is Sarawak. This is Malaysia!
Would Taib, Jabu, James Masing and their BN colleagues offer their apologies and resign?
Not a chance!
But we are putting what they have said on record. Let the people judge them at the next election!
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this 3 jokers should answer the people.