MIRI: Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chien Jen has called on the police not to be swayed by money and power when it comes to investigating the murder of Bill Kayong.
Chong, who is also state DAP chief, believed that as far as evidence went, it seemed to be pointing to disputes on Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.
“It is (a) very sad (incident) and we condemn violence. This is the outcome of government policies in alienating (NCR) land to companies. This takes away the land from the people.
“This has been going on for too long and it’s unfair to the people.
“This could be the outcome,” he said when met by reporters after the funeral wake at the residence of the deceased in Desa Senadin yesterday.
In this context, Chong said the state government should be looking into the matter seriously.
“(The state government) should not be just paying lip service in looking into NCR cases. They have to be resolved soon.
“We don’t want this thing happening again.
“The government needs to be serious.”
Meanwhile, Chong said DAP would assist Bill’s family should they require any assistance.
“We will be looking into it after the mourning period. It’s important that we give the family time to grieve.”