Report of the Commission of Enquiry, North Borneo and Sarawak, 1962/APPENDIX D

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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:


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SCHEDULE
(Section 3)

Races which are now considered to be indigenous to Sarawak and therefore natives within the meaning of this Ordinance:

Bukitans
Bisayahs
Dusuns
Dayaks (Sea)
Dayaks (Land)
Kadayans
Kayans
Kenyahs (including Sabups and Sipengs)
Kajangs (including Sekapans, Kejamans, Lahanans, Punans, Tanjongs, and Kanowits)
Lugats
Lisums
Malays
Melanos
Muruts
Penans
Sians
Tagals
Ukits

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


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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—

(a) any person both of whose parents are were members of the people indigenous to the Colony; or
(b) any person odinary resident in the Colony and being and living as a member of a native community, one at least of whose parents or ancestors is or was a native within the meaning of paragraph (a) hereof; or
(c) any person who ordinary resident in the Colony, is a member of the Suluk, Kagayan, Simonol, Sibutu or Ubian people or of a people indigenous to the Colony of Sarawak or the State of Brunei, has lived as and been a member of a native community for a continunous priod of three years preceding the date of his claim to be a native, has borne a good character throughout that priod and whose stay in the Colony is not limited under any of the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance;
(d) any person who ordinary resident in the Colony, is a member of the indigenous to Indonesia, indigenous of islands in the Philippines Archipelago of the Federation of Malaya or the Colony of Singapore, has lived and been a member of a native community for countinuous priod of five years immediately preceding the date of his claim to be a native has borne a good character throughout that period and whose stay in the Colony is not limited under any of the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance.

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"









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