Saturday, October 24, 2009
THE MEETING BETWEEN LIBAU RENTAP , BULAN APAI JELANI AND RAJA JAMES BROOKE
In December 1853 the Raja James Brooke went up the Skrang River with the object of meeting Libau RENTAP and Bulan Apai Jelani for a peace talks. It was said that these two Dayak Iban chiefs were a men of different characters. Libau RENTAP was strongly opposed to the presence of white men and Bulan Apai Jelani was the figure head of a party that did not support either any of the other side. He watched to see which side that would win the battle. Raja James Brooke was accompanied by Tuan Muda Charles Brooke have arranged for several meeting to discussed about the matters between the two parties, but without any satisfactory results.