|Surang (left) with village Chief Asan shows the Memorandum|
to be submitted to Prime Minister.
The Open Memorandum was mutually resolved and passed by about 300 Penans during a community meeting held on 25th September at Long Jaik village. The meeting was participated by Village Chiefs and representatives of Penan villages from Long Wat, Long Luar, Long Tangau, Long Menapa, Long Singu, Long Malim, Long Jaik and Long Umpa.The memorandum, written in Bahasa Melayu was endorsed by PEMUPA. It was sent through express courier and facsimile to the office of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Sarawak. The Penans urge the two top government leaders to act immeadiately on their demands upon received the memorandum.
At meantime, the Penans are still putting up their blockade on the Murum dam access road and their number has multiplied from 200 to 320 people since they started protesting on 26th September.