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XUX 26th May, No. Chapter VIII contains a general provrsion to deal with other Bidayuh customs recognized by the community but may not be expressly mentioned in the Adat Bidayuh Please help us to share our service with your friends.

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There shall be three uni of measurement as follows: These Testimonials are only proofs of marriage and bidayh respectively. Chapter VII deals with addat of a child below the age of eighteen years. For the purpose bidyuh this Order, the term “Bidayuh” means the native of Sarawak referred to as Land Dayak in the Schedule to the Interpretation Ordinance. Provided that, in the case of any conflict between the authorised translation and the authorised English version of the Adat Bidayuh, the latter shall prevail.

One kati shall be equivalent to RMl. If a complainant reports a case to the police or commences any proceeding before a civil or criminal court, the Native Court shall not deal with the case. The Majlis Adat Istiadat Sarawak is hereby authorised to prepare and publish the translation of the authorised English version of the Adat Bidayuh dialects or in Bahasa Malaysia hereinafter referred to as “the authorised translation” and such authorised translation may also be used and referred to: Ptovided that, in the case of any coDfUct between the authorised translation IDd the authorised English afat of the Adat Bidayuh, the latter sball prevail.

Example A shooting accident during a hunting expedition is a criminal offence under the Bixayuh Code. Authorised translation of Adat Bidayuh. Chapter I contains the definitions of words and expressions used in the main body of the Adat Bidayuh. A customary adoption may be registered in accordance with the rovisions asat the Adoption Ordinance Cap.

First, the ingredient of settlement or restoration provided by the offender to the injured party in terms of buah to estore the ‘balance’ between two individuals. Some 93 Bidayuh community leaders, comprising Pemanca, Penghulu and village chiefs from Siburan and Padawan areas, participated in the four-day workshop which ended yesterday.


Any marriage solemnized under the Bidayuh custom may be registered under this Ordinance.

The Bidayuh pay great respect to their adat and they expect other races when visiting them to respect the same. Incest is an offence punishable with secular fine, takud and prosis for a ritual cleansing. Destroying another person’s fence pingasuo.

Whenever there is a biadyuh of farming rites, immediate propitiation measures must be taken to appease the spirits in order adt ensure the well-being of the crops. People who commit incest are prohibited from marrying each other. Government Printer or other printer to print copies of the Adat Bidayuh. Besides that, he urged community leaders to be efficient and neutral in discharging their duties, and support the government of the day. The Majlis Adat Istiadat Sarawak is hereby authorised to prepare and publish the translation of the authorised English version of the Adat Bidayuh dialects or in Bahasa Malaysia hereinafter referred to as “the authorised translation” and such authorised translation may also be used and referred to:.

Chapter VI deals with customs relating to death. October 24,Friday at 3: Any breach against customs and taboos shall be subject to takud or restitution, and provision shall be I buah.

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However, if t8e person presiding in a Native Court is not a Magistrate, and the offender refuses to pay any penalty imposed by such court, section 18 2 provides that- the person presiding in that Native Court shall report the matter to a Magistril’te who shall have the power to enforce the decision of the said Native Court. With regards to enforcement of biayuh, sections 17 1 and 18 1 of the Native Courts Ordinance, empowers a Native Court to order payment of penalty or compensation and in default, to commit the offender to imprisonment.

Ground for divorce and provisions for child maintenance have been revised and updated to meet the trend of modem social development. He explained that this was necessary in view of urbanisation in Bidayuh areas and modernisation that may bidzyuh the law and culture of the community.

Section 19 b of the Native Courts Ordinance,empowers bdayuh Native Court to direct payment of penalty or such part thereof to the aggrieved party.

Section 28 b of the Native Courts Ordinance, states that the Native Court has bidayu jurisdiction to try a case which is an offence under the Penal Code. Setting fisbing apparatus in a river already reserved lUUIdung.


This Order may be cited as the Adat Bklayuh Order,and shall come into force on the 1st day of June, Discurbing 8DOthel’ person’s porang piroka pingasuo. N Richards were re-written to ensure that established adatomitted by him were included in the present volume.

Disturbing the site for bolang romin pinyabul. In the conleXt of Adat Bidayuh, takud means a form of restitution. We need your help! Please copy and paste this embed script to where you want to embed Embed Script. Budayuh anotber person’s fish pond biurah. With the power given under the Native Courts Ordinance, to the Native Courts to impose punishment including 11994 sentence for cri inal offences, it is now possible to make a distinction between offences against the rules of social behavior and breaches against customs and tab os.

However, according to the adat, immediately after the accident, he is required to provide takud to the family of the deceased in 19994 of prosis consisting of kati belima see section 96 of the Adat Bidayuh. The Adoption Testimonial bidaykh only proof of an adoption. Rules of social behaviour must be strictly adhered to by both members and visitors.

He added that similar workshops had been held in Lundu, Bau and Kuching, and the next one would be in Serian. Marriage between persons within certain prohibited degrees of relationship is permitted only after undergoing the ritual of nai raban.

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Under the Adat Bidayuh, it is important to distinguish between offences against the rules of social behavior and breaches ainst customs and taboos.

The rationale behind it is that, if during the period of bidaguh court proceedings or delay in such proceedings, someone in the community suddenly falls sick or die, the offender shall be liable, under the adat, to additional takud and prosis.

However, once the adoption has been registered, it can only be annulled by the order of the High Court. Report “Adat Bidayuh “. When a marriage is solemnised under the Adat Bidayuh, the Penghulu, upon request from the couple. Bidayug secular fines shall be paid to the Government All takud shall go to the aggrieved party and prosis to the community, unless otherwise stated.