Monday, March 26, 2007

East Malaysia's Unsolved Mystery (In random order of events) - No. 1


This friendly gentleman, Bruno Manser is a Swiss national. He is a compassionate environmentalist who spends much time deep in the thick rainforest with the most nomadic tribe in Borneo, the gentle, humble peace-loving Penans, studying and recording their culture. He is still listed as missing, presumably dead by unknown causes. On the left is a pic in The Borneo Post dated March 30th, 1999, of him being arrested by immigration Officers after he had daringly flown a motorised paraglider over Kuching, Sarawak's state capital on March 29th, 1999, carrying with him a woolen sheep instead of a live sheep to give as a peace offering to Sarawak's Chief Minister. It is believed he took off from a muslim cemetery. More details about him to come later...

2 comments:

Chee Kui said...

So he is still listed as missing? Hmm.
Maybe kena culik kot?

Anonymous said...

the chief minister ordered for him to be murdered because he found out about the chief minister's plans to wipe out the Penan's and the Iban's because very few members of these tribes were in support of his 'development plans'