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Orang Asli customary lands and article 153: A small caveat

Orang Asli customary lands and article 153: A small caveat

A commentary on the recent unsuccesful attempt to table a motion for a debate calling for the inclusion of Orang Asli in article 153 of the Federal Constitution and the government’s intent on moulding 18 Orang Asli distinct groups what seems to be “1OrangAsli

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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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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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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