Sarawak Land Development Minister Dato’ Sri James Masing fuming mad at Natural Resources and Environment Board over its lowliness in dealing the mysterious death of hundred of fishes in Belaga and Kapit recently.

Murky Rajang river. File photo of Sekapan people (Orang Ulu) taking their bath in the Rajang river where the sighting of fishes died mysteriously was reported.

Murky Rajang river. File photo of Sekapan people (Orang Ulu) taking their bath in the Rajang river where the sighting of fishes died mysteriously was reported.

“It’s been two months since NREB said it will investigate the matter and they have still not made their findings public,” he said, according to Borneo Post.

Masing who is also Balleh state assemblyman another area that show hundred of fishes died in mysterious way recently said NREB was required to enforce a green area or buffer zone along the river banks to minimize soil erosion caused by human activities.

“If the findings say that it was cause by mud suffocating the fishes, then the Kampung people are just as good as these scientists who are paid so much,”

He said longhouses folks carrying out shifting cultivation have always been blamed for causing soil erosion, but the mysterious death of hundred fishes have never been reported, not happened until recently.

Masing also said NREB should find out who or what was causing the severe soil erosion in Belaga and Kapit area. The board then should take action against those responsible without fear or favor.

“That is what they are there for,” he said.