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Baru said his legal firm, which will represent Tuai Rumah Sandah anak Tabau in the judicial review, will raise the issue on the composition of the judges of the Federal Court that reversed the decision of the High Court and Court of Appeal in favour of the state government.
Muna was the wife of Repun "Betuah" anak Kudang who was the sapit tuai kayau or deputy battle leader of the Orang Kaya Beti Tajai Ngindang, the father of OKP.
The Engkari recall that the longhouse of the tuai mindah in the Engkari, Ambau, was fortified with a stockade, suggesting that the Ukit were able to mount an effective resistance (Padoch 1978:28-29).
Pudarno's father (2014:14) was likely to have sung the dirge (tuai) for the lamatai and not in order to remove the soul of the dead (lingu), which leaves for the pagun lingu (the territory of souls) on its own volition by the 40th day (see Kershaw 2000, p 40).
Later Benedict would accompany me on long interviewing sessions in remote areas, sitting on the longhouse verandah with the tuai rumah (headman) as they counted back on their respective genealogies.
Many of these collectors were led by a tuai, but the groups themselves were often made up of quite young men, especially the Iban who were barely teenagers.
Her father was the headman (tuai rumah) of the longhouse and a lemambang (bard).
James Brooke met Jugah, the tuai rumah, in Kuching.
According to one Bugau Tuai Rumah, there are some eleven Bugau villages upriver from Senaning, past Riam Sejawa and Jasa to Nanga Bayan; a further six villages are further inland from Senaning past Rentong to Belubu, with ten villages on the Ketungau itself, downriver from Senaning, passing Sungai Sai and Peturau.
The master practitioners of timang usually perform in a troupe (called bala), and each bala has a principal bard known as the tuai lemambang.
Out of the total of 1,383 Iban migrant households in Kapit, about 42 households migrated to Kapit prior to 1970, of which only 0.3% of the total number of migrants purchased land from the host community, including the late Tuai Rumah Dana, who was known to have bought a piece of land from Amang for a longhouse at Sungai Sesibau.
Samples of such comments include: "nya' kebuah ia nyadi tuai Majlis, landik bejako'" (that's why she's head of the Majlis, she's articulate); "sapa madah ia enda' nemu adat maioh utai temu ia" (who says she doesn't know much about the adat, she knows a lot").