Batang Kabo, Krian: Iban vs Iban.


Batang Kabo, Krian

Dalam taun 1858 udah mati Aji apai Limpa.  Minggat apai Runai seduai Chulo Tarang apai Dungkung entap jadi tuai megai Awik enggau Batang Krian, menua nya skali udah kachau dalam taun 1858 Iebuh Tuan Raja ngalahka Mujah ke bensumbar Buah Raya di Julau. Orang dibai perintah  ngalahka Julau lebuh nya, Balau, Skrang, Layar, Paku, Rimbas enggau Krian Ili.

Orang Layar enggau ngayau tu, nya semua orang diau enda jauh ngarung ka Rantau Anak. Apin angkat ngayau, semua orang ti enda ngelaban dulu dasuh perintah diau ngulai Minggat tauka ngulai Tarang dalam sekayu Batang Krian. Enti enda bakanya enggaika sida benasa ngapa enti diau bebalut enggau munsuh. Maya tu orang di Nanga Puak, Nanga Telik, Engkala, Nanga Maras enggau endur ka semak nya diau ngulai Chulo Tarang di Kumpai, Ulu Krian.

Nyadi orang Kabo enggai nundok, sida rari lalu enggau munsuh sama nan di Bukit Batu. Semua indu sida dianjung ka Ulu Julau ke magang.

Lebuh kayau tu semua orang ari Layar, Paku, Rimbas enggau Krian ili enggai bebendar. Sida iya semina ngudah ka perintah mai laban enda nemu ka bedengah diri sama diri.

Nyadi Balau ke bebendar agi lalu ngalahka rumah orang Nanga Kabo. Rumah lalu alah, lalu ditunu sida ke lalu nyadi Pendam Besai Nanga Kabo ke agi dikena datai ka kemayaari tu.

Nyadi orang Kabo, enti enda ditulung diri semenua ke enggau perintah ngayau ke nulung orang Budu enggau orang Julau nya baru sida tusah besai. Tang laban orang ke tuai ngenang diri sama diri, nya alai amat  sida dialahka penintah tang sida nadai mayuh parai.

Nyadi orang ketuai munsuh ngelaban bala perintah nya Ranggau seduai Janting Lang Labang. Udah rumah Buah Raya alah di Julau, Janting Lang Labang  seduai Ranggau lalu nabanka anembiak seduai rari ke buit. Meda nya Tuan Raja mai bala iya pulai enggai nitihka munsuh ke udah tepejuh jauh rari.

The Story of  Kabo

After the death of his father-in-law, Chulo “Tarang” was appointed the first penghulu to rule the upper Krian watershed by the Second Rajah of Sarawak. Two of Chulo “Tarang” sons, Ngadan and Unggit, were brave warriors together with two of his sons-in-law, Kandau and Ngindang of Paku.

When Penghulu Minggat and Chulo “Tarang” were appointed Penghulus of the lower and upper Krian, none of the people who were settled at the foot of the Embuas rapids and further up the Krian had yet submitted themselves to the Brooke Raj. Due to the general unrest in the Krian, the Rajah led a punitive expedition against them. He warned all those who wished to submit to his rule to live either with Penghulu Minggat at Awik or with Chulo “Tarang” at Kumpai. After this declaration was made, the people at the mouth of the Kabo tributary and the people in the Budu stream fled to the upper Senulau in order to resist the Rajah’s troops at Bukit Batu. But before they fled, they had sent their women and children of the Julau, to Ulu Awik.

Not many warriors from the Layar, Paku, Rimbas and the lower Krian joined the Rajah’s force. Those who did only did so to please the government. Before the expedition actually took place many people of the lower Krian and the Saribas secretly warned their friends to run away to safety. Therefore during the expedition only the Skrang warriors really fulfilled their pledge. Even then, their approaches to the rebels were always blocked by the Saribas warriors who wanted to protect their friends from attack.

But the Balau warriors who went up the main Krian River by boat attacked the hostile people of Nanga Kabo. In this raid that small longhouse was defeated; its site became a cemetery and is still used as such by the Iban of the area to this day. During the attack, most of the inhabitants were away downriver attending a funeral at a village called Kerangan and therefore escaped. As a result of the raid, the people above Nanga Kabo in the main Krian scattered. Some fled to join the enemy under Janting and Ranggau of the Julau, while others offered their submission to the government. Seeing that some of these people were still hostile, the Rajah ordered Penghulu Minggat of Awik to raid all those who had fled to the upper Kanowit and Mujok and who had allied themselves with the hostile Katibas Iban gathered at the upper Kamalih and Stulak hill near the headwaters of the Kanowit.

At this time the infamous Libau “Rentap” was living at Stulak having left Lanja Mountain where he had fled after his defeat at Sadok in 1861. Due to this Krian-Katibas unrest, the aged Libau “Rentap” moved away to the range of hills lying between the headwaters of Kabo, Awik, Julau, Sarikei and Binatang Rivers, where he died of old age and was honourably enshrined in a belian tomb (lumbong) on the summit of Bukit Sibau.

Shortly after Libau “Rentap” death, Ranggau succeeded to the leadership of the rebels and built a stronghold at Bukit Dugan on the headwaters of the Ensiring. Before the stronghold was completed the Rajah ordered Penghulu Minggat to attack it. Hearing rumours of Penghulu Minggat’s campaign preparations the enemy became divided. Those who continued to rebel followed Ranggau to Bukit Dugan, while those who were sick of such a hard wartime life returned to live safely at the Entabai.

From the main Kanowit River Penghulu Minggat led his force overland towards the headwaters of the Ensiring tributary. From this point he raided enemy longhouses as he moved down the river. When he arrived at the mouth of Ensiring, he waited for some of his leading warriors who had gone off on their own to attack the enemy living away from the main route. After all the warriors had finally gathered at the place where Penghulu Minggat and the main force were waiting, he counted the head trophies and the captives that his warriors had taken. The victims totalled 81 heads and 4 captives.

Shortly after Penghulu Minggat had attacked the Ensiring, Janting and Ranggau of the Julau again began to build a stronghold at Bukit Dugan which was situated at the head¬waters of the Mujok, Ensiring and Katibas Rivers. When he learned of this the Rajah ordered Penghulu Minggat of Awik, Chief Linggir “Mali Lebu” of Paku and Entering apai Nawai of Julau to attack it with forces from the Paku, Rimbas, Krian, Awik, Sebetan and Sabelak. Chief Linggir “Mali Lebu” then led his warriors from the Paku and Rimbas to join Penghulu Minggat and his followers and proceed to the Julau to summon Entering and his fighting men.

2 responses

  1. ULIH MADAH KA SILIK AGI PASAL BANSA SERU BA KRIAN TENGGAH?LABAN AKU TU PETURUN BANGSA SERU,KA NEMU SILIK AGI PASAL PENATAI BANGSA SERU.LEBIH2 AGI PASAL CERITA SERU BA KRIAN. TQ……..

  2. Mujah Buah Raya agi idup maya kayau tu kini?

    Nama kabuah urang Nanga Kabo enggai nudokke Raja Brooke?

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