PITAS: More than 300 angry natives in the northern parts of Sabah staged a peaceful but powerful rally protesting against the prevalent land grabs in Kudat, Pitas, Kota Marudu and parts of Beluran.

They claimed the land grabs, some of which they alleged were backed by politicians from the ruling party, had resulted in bitter experiences for thousands of them.

Many of these natives are displaced and squatting in nearby villages as well as awaiting court orders obtained by big companies with political links.

Hosting the rally last Saturday at Torong Soko overlooking the Marudu Bay here was the surging State Reform Party (STAR), which successfully applied for and obtained a police permit under the recently passed Peaceful Rally Act.

The Dusunic tribes of Rungus, Kimaragang, Sonsogon and Sungei who are victims of the land grabs pledged to defend their NCR lands to the death

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