Large number of participants at peaceful rally

Supporters at the peaceful NCR land rally, happening at the Old Courthouse.

 

Supporters came in full force for the rally at the Old Courthouse.

 

The crowd watching former Majlis Adat Istiadat deputy president Nicholas Bawin giving an address.

 

KUCHING: The peaceful NCR land rally started off with a miring ceremony at 8am this morning.

It was performed by ‘lemambang’ Jayan Lang. The half-hour ceremony included the sacrificing of a white chicken.

The event attracted a huge crowd that filled the entire area in front of the Clock Tower.

Participants wore pua kumbu motif clothes, traditional costumes, Sarawak Dayak Association (Pedas) t-shirts and slogan t-shirts to the rally.

They waited patiently while waiting for the speakers to arrive. Some held posters and banners, some chanted ‘hidup Dayak’.

Former Majlis Adat Istiadat deputy president Nicholas Bawin gave a quick welcoming address to all who were present.

The police were also present to help maintain the safety.

The rally is expected to last for five hours until 2pm.

At about 2.30pm, a memorandum from the NCR land rally committee was handed over by their representative, Borneo Protection Action Committee (BPAC) chairman Philip Jau to the state government outside the State :egislative Assembly compound, which was received by a security officer from the State Operations Room Ramli Kadir. Almost 100 people had gathered there but they were not allowed to go in.

 

 

View some clips of the rally below:

 

 

 

 

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