Who is Peter John Jaban of Radio Free Sarawak?

Listen to Friday’s broadcast
• The mother of all NCR claims: 14 villagers in the Upper Limbang sue four companies and the state for eroding their native rights.
• Presentation of RM600 to longhouse residents and “you help me I help you”.

The voice of Radio Free Sarawak, Peter John Jaban, was a pioneer DJ in a Sarawak radio station, Cats radio, that was owned by chief minister Taib Mahmud, according to a Dayak activist.

Peter John or Petdier John, better known as Anak Apai, goes on air these days on Radio Free Sarawak as “Papa Orang Utan”, interviewing native tribesmen by phone in longhouses all over Sarawak

John Brian Anthony at his web site DayakBaru.com said that before becoming a broadcaster Peter John worked in the Land and Survey Office in Kuching but resigned in 2006. “That may be the reason why Sarawak Report has good articles on the BN Government’s modus operandi in robbing the Dayak of their land,” he said.

He said Peter John was also a former deputy chairman of the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA) and an active campaigner for human rights in Sarawak.

Taib Mahmud’s business activities, extensive properties in the US, Canada and Britain, and his land policies that have resulted in severe deforestation and loss of native rights land, have received extensive exposure and criticism at the Sarawak Report web site and on Radio Free Sarawak.

“Today Peter John is a member of Malaysian Civil liberties Movement in London. He will play an important role to highlight the suppression and marginalization of Dayak in Sarawak,” John Brian said. » from DayakBaru.com


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