Joseph Tawie asked “Is Deputy Chief Minister and deputy president of Parti Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) Alfred Jabu anak Numpang anti-West Malaysians?”
What did Jabu said?
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang warned ‘outsiders’ not to mess around with the Ibans.
By ‘outsiders’ Jabu seemed to mean opposition members from Peninsular Malaysia as he related an incident where supposedly bad luck befell the visitors.
Jabu claimed that the visitors to an opposition meeting in 2008, which was linked to the setting up of a branch in Lubok Antu, did not go through the normal ritual causing someone to die on that particular day.
He insisted that the incident which happened at a longhouse was not just a coincidence.
“The Ibans associated such incident with ‘salah burung’ because they did not fully observe the Iban adat,” he said during a press conference at his office here, yesterday.
He said he felt sorry for the folk of the longhouse where the opposition members had gathered.
Jabu said it was not their fault that their relative died but that the visitors should have observed certain rituals before entering the longhouse.