Report of the Commission of Enquiry, North Borneo and Sarawak, 1962/APPENDIX D
LEGAL MEANING OF THE TERM "NATIVE"
1. SARAWAK (Extract from the Interrpretation Ordinance, 1953)
"......˝native˝ means a British subject of any race which is now considered to be indigenous to Sarawak as set out in the Schedule:
Races which are now considered to be indigenous to Sarawak and therefore natives within the meaning of this Ordinance:
|Kenyahs (including Sabups and Sipengs)|
Kajangs (including Sekapans, Kejamans, Lahanans, Punans, Tanjongs, and Kanowits)
And any admixture of the above with each other.
2. NORTH BORNEO (Extract from the Interpretation (Definition of Native) Ordinance 1952, as amended by the Interpretation (Definition of Native) (Amendement) Ordinance, 1958
2.—(1) Wherever the native', used as a substantive, occurs in any written law in force at the commencement of this Ordinance, other than the Ordinances set out in the Schedule to this Ordinance, or in any written law coming into force after the commencement of this Ordinance, unless expressly otherwise enacted therein, it shall mean either—
No claim by any person to be a native by virtue of the provisions of paragraphs (b), (c), or (d) hereof shall shall be recognised as valid unless supported by a appropriate declaration made a Native Court under Section 3"