Tony Thien's report in Malaysiakini Settle it the Bidayuh way: Star chief is very cool! I can't resist highlighting it. This is Dr Patau Rubis' suggestion on how to settle the dispute between Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah and blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin over the truth of the matter relating to the Altantuya murder case.
Dr Patau Rubis says that he is prepared to sponsor the ceremony if the trio will come and swear before a Bidayuh ketua gawai in the Kampung Gumbang baruk (head house) to the truth of their statements to the authorities.
According to him, the Bidayuh belief is that anyone who tells a lie will die within three weeks. Now that is swift justice!
“But if you are scared to come, let the court decide the matter,” he added, referring to Najib and his wife Rosmah's denial about any link to the Altantuya murder case. In law this procedure is called a trial in absentia. Very cool, indeed!