Local folktales and legends commonly have an answer for everything. Although they are not scientifically correct, it is still entertaining to know how some things came about from a mythical point of view.
After two of Brooke's officers - Charles James Fox and Henry Steele - were murdered in 1859, the government named two suspects behind the crime.
They were Saweng (sometimes spelled Sawing) and Sakalai (sometimes
An ambush was a favourite strategy among Sarawakians in the olden days especially when headhunting was still in practice.
The tactic had proven effective in winning tribal wars, including the Great Kayan Expedition in
In January 1968, the Psychiatric Specialist-in-Charge of Sarawak Mental Hospital K.E. Schmidt published a paper called ‘Some Murut Concepts of Mental Illness’ in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
The Murut people are an indigenous