LABUAN: Upko reiterated its call for a Native Court to be set up to take care of the customs and traditions of the people living on the island that used to be a part of Sabah before.
Acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the request merits consideration since the Federal Government, which is administrating the island have yet to comprehend many issues especially pertaining to the native customs.
Upko believed the new state government was willing to consider the request as shown in its commitment to set up a new ministry just to take care of Laws and Native Affairs, he said.
“With the setting up of a Native Court in Labuan a lot of things like marriage and divorce, native customs’ documentations among others can be settled properly,” he said when opening Upko Labuan triennial general meeting here recently.
In this respect, he said Upko hoped the Federal Territory administrators would respect the call.
Meanwhile, Upko continued to receive new membership applications with the latest being the CEO of Asian Supply Base, Datuk Harris Anwar and the company’s Legal Manager, Marvin Chong.
Tangau also congratulated Upko Labuan and its chief, Datuk Ronald Majaing for the opening of the division’s office.
After the division election, Upko Labuan saw a change in leadership with Lawrence Jomiji becoming the new division chairman.
Also on hand were vice president, Tan Sri Wences Anggang, secretary general, Datuk Donald Peter Mojuntin, wanita chief, Datin Seri Jainah Sintian and supreme council members.-SabahNewsToday