Since 2011, the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR), through its civic education project UndiMsia! has been organising activities in the Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency to gauge and increase the community’s awareness as well as their participation in the local democratic process.
The baseline study was conducted with the aim to gauge the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of the orang asli community in Hulu Langat regarding their engagement with elected leaders and human rights. The findings of the KAP baseline study was used to develop different forms of information, education and communication (IEC) materials in order to provide concise and easily digestible information on an array of issues using a human rights framework that is appropriate to the level of literacy and understanding of the community. As a result, two infographics and infovideos addressing the issue of education, mapping of customary land and the rights enshrined under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) were produced. Both infographics and infovideos will be made available at www.undimsia.com soon.
A similar KAP baseline study was conducted with the constituents of Kajang between the ages of 18 to 25 to assist UndiMsia! in developing infographics that is relevant for young people in Kajang. The findings of the study were used to develop two infographics – the first infographic was on the roles and mandate of the local councilors, state assemblypersons and members of parliament; and the second infographic was on the right to personal security (please see http://www.undimsia.com).
You can download the finding of the KAP baseline survey for the orang asli community in Hulu Langat here.
The KAP baseline survey forms part of the larger UndiMsia!’s Empowering Orang Asli Youths initiative funded by the European Union.
The MCCHR is launching UndiMsia!’s ‘Adopt-the-Street’ project’ at Kampung Orang Asli Genting Peres, Hulu Langat on 15 March 2014. This project is spearheaded in close collaboration with the Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) of Dusun Tua, YB Tuan Haji Razaly bin Hassan and the Orang Asli community of Kampung Genting Peres. It entails the rehabilitation of an existing football field in the said village. The improved football field will provide a safer and more conducive space for the children of Kampung Genting Peres to enjoy their recreational activities. The field also has the potential of becoming a multi-purpose space for community events and festivals. You are all invited to the launch which starts at 8:00am at Kampung Orang Asli Genting Peres (aka Sungai Rambai) (GPS N3.12371 E101.95105). For more information, please email [email protected].