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‘The Politics of Indigeneity’

‘The Politics of Indigeneity’

Mary O’Donovan explores the concept of indigeneity in this review of The Politics of Indigeneity.

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Powering The Orang Asal Voice In A Democracy Of The Minority

Powering The Orang Asal Voice In A Democracy Of The Minority

Full text of the talk presented at #TEDxMS on 5 November 2012.

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“Tanah adat, nyawa kami: masa untuk bertindak”

“Tanah adat, nyawa kami: masa untuk bertindak”

Indigenous communities must keep the fire of resistance against eviction and destruction burning.

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Please Help Yourselves, My Orang Asli Brothers and Sisters

Please Help Yourselves, My Orang Asli Brothers and Sisters

Are you against the Esperanto language?

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Those Damned Dams!

Those Damned Dams!

Why the Un-Swung Votes, Ulu Bengoh Darom Piin?

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The Disenfranchisement of Bona Fide Sabahans (Stories from the East)

The Disenfranchisement of Bona Fide Sabahans (Stories from the East)

This paper by the Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMa) highlights the plight of the 19 million people of Borneo, in particular Sabahans under the Federation of Malaysia. It details the policies and actions of the Government at both Federal and State levels that have led to the marginalisation and disenfranchisement of the natives of Borneo. [...]

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Sarawak, From the Outside Looking In (Stories from the East)

Sarawak, From the Outside Looking In (Stories from the East)

We kick start this week’s ‘Stories from the East’ with a pensive piece by columnist Dina Zaman who looks back on her recent trip to Sarawak and realises what many an Orang Semenanjung must understand about the Bornean state.

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High Court Decides in Favour of Ibans in Another Historic NCR Case

High Court Decides in Favour of Ibans in Another Historic NCR Case

The Kuching High Court found that the Provisional Lease issued covers or includes or impairs the Plaintiffs’ rights over the said native customary land therein was null and void as it violated the Plaintiffs’ rights enshrined under Article 13 (1) of the Federal Constitution and Section 15 (1) of the Sarawak Land Code Cap. 81.

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Who Are The Aggressors?

Who Are The Aggressors?

On the 18th Feb, 2011, 100 armed thugs camped at Rumah Ranggong, Sarawak with explosives & parangs, over a land dispute between the longhouse and an oil palm company. Now the villagers are being accused as the aggressors by the local press.

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Oil Palm Company vs Ibans: On Land Rights in Sarawak

Oil Palm Company vs Ibans: On Land Rights in Sarawak

Oil palm company fails to get natives evicted through court, status quo of natives maintained.

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Sarawak’s Peaceful Warrior: Penan Leader And Activist, Along Sega Dies

Sarawak’s Peaceful Warrior: Penan Leader And Activist, Along Sega Dies

The last nomad of the Penans has passed away, leaving a peaceful resistance legacy for Malaysian youth activists to emulate.

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IOI Displacing People to Plant Oil Palm

IOI Displacing People to Plant Oil Palm

One dominating corporation has been repeatedly put on the spotlight for displacing indigenous communities in Sarawak. Yet it is business as usual for IOI, even after the Kayan community won their class action suit against IOI, they have yet to receive any compensation and IOI continues to trespass and harvest oil palm on their land.

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10 Reasons Why Orang Asli Customary Lands Should Be Protected

10 Reasons Why Orang Asli Customary Lands Should Be Protected

Addressing FAQ by Malaysians regarding Orang Asli customary land rights. “What makes them so special that they can demand customary land rights when the rest of us have to buy our land?” “Why should customary land rights be protected in these modern times?”

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The ONLY MerdekakanMalaysia Run (3rd): Are The Orang Asli & Orang Asal Really Free?

The ONLY MerdekakanMalaysia Run (3rd): Are The Orang Asli & Orang Asal Really Free?

After the abrupt end to Lady Baba’s last video and her mysterious disappearance since then, some of the Hulu Selangor tapes have suddenly resurfaced recently! Only this clip could be made public. The Run continues. Lisa probed our basic instincts. Marcus called on our leaders to be brave. Here, consider the significance of Malaysia Day for the indigenous. The Hulu Selangor by-election may be over but has the Government solved the land woes of the Orang Asli and Orang Asal?

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Orang Asli struggle for customary lands continues

Orang Asli struggle for customary lands continues

Regarding the dynamics of the Government notion of “consultation” when it comes to the Orang Asli and why it needs to think out-of-the-box and stop pigeon-holing the community.

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OA Irrelevant?

Considering the “relevance” of the OA community’s demands from the government’s perspective following a historic OA protest walk in Putrajaya on March 17, 2010.

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Orang Asli Land Policy – Planned Poverty?

Orang Asli Land Policy – Planned Poverty?

On March 17, 2010 the OA community congregated for a historic protest walk in Putrajaya to express their concern and opposition over the proposed policy to amend the Aboriginal Peoples Act. This is a consideration on the merits, or rather the lack of it, of the said proposed policy.

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OA Angers!

OA Angers!

On March 17, 2010 The OA community took to Putrajaya for a historic walk and what seems to be the biggest gathering of OAever. This peaceful stage of protest and show of unison by the community was in response to yet another government policy that ignores their rights.

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A Raw Deal For Our Indigenous Fellow Citizens

A Raw Deal For Our Indigenous Fellow Citizens

An observation that the government’s proposed land policy for Orang Asli seem to be missing principles such as equality, social justice, reconciliation for past injustices and the right to participation in public life.

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