Report on the Penan cases – is it out yet?

Last month, on the 23rd of November to be exact, the StarOnline had THIS article:

A task force’s report on the alleged rape and abuse by loggers against Penan women and girls will be ready in December.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen said the task force, led by her ministry’s director-general Datuk Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, visited the area in question.

It is now almost halfway into December. Considering that Parliament ends next week, I’m guessing that this report will not see time in Parliament.

I’m curious as to whether there will be news reports on this report. Will we know about the findings of the report?

I hope there are parties that are keeping the Ministry on their toes, so as this doesn’t get swept under the carpet and forgotten. If a report is due this month, then I hope that we all get to know what exactly they found out after carrying out investigations and visiting the area. And I hope we get to know by the end of this month.

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4 Comments on “Report on the Penan cases – is it out yet?”

  1. huichek says:

    This case has been on the headlines for so long, and the only thing the government promised is they will investigate..as you said,like all previous cases, things will just be swept under the carpet, and forgotten..this is how the government do things…MALAYSIAN MUDAH LUPA!we forget things as time pass since we have too much issues to handle…but none of them is solved completely…

  2. bangmalaysia says:

    And now I understand they are blaming the NGOs for not cooperating with the police. More feet dragging and bickering while more Penan women and girls get sexually assaulted. Sheesh…

  3. Crankster says:

    And I hope it doesn’t get dismissed after investigations “prove” there is no evidence. I really wonder how a significant number of Malaysians can sleep at night.

  4. Gadfly says:

    For the findings of investigation of this nature to be credible, it is important not only to know the ‘what’ but also the ‘how’ i.e. the methodology, otherwise site-visit becomes site-seeing. Investigation most often involves attribution of blame or responsibility. Perpetrators of crime will naturally conceal the truth. So, the task force face the great task of forcing the truth to surface and avoid whitewashing the crime.

    If an elephant roars in a jungle, and someone takes a photo or records the sound, the roar continues. Otherwise, nothing happens to the human world. When NGOs document the cry of pain in the jungle, the cry also continues till justice is done. It is not so easy to ignore acts of dehumanisation like in old days without the internet and so on.


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