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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

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The LoyarBurok Interview: “Hak Dinafikan”

The LoyarBurok Interview: “Hak Dinafikan”

Temuramah LoyarBurok dengan tiga pemenang FreedomFilmFest2010 bersambung dengan saudara Abri Yok Chopil. Beliau merupakan salah satu dari tiga pemenang tahun ini dengan hasil karyanya, “Hak Dinafikan” The LoyarBurok Interview: “Kisah Tauke Mancis dan Minyak Tumpah”

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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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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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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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The Long Call and Reminiscing Legal Practice

The Long Call and Reminiscing Legal Practice

A retrospect of a seven year career in law, from long call, practice and activism, to in-house work.

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Perak Political Plague & the 6th Bushido Code

Perak Political Plague & the 6th Bushido Code

I joked candidly that M. Kula, the Ipoh Barat Member of Parliament must have been an Orang Asli in his past life because of his concern and support for my work with the indigenous people of this country. He revved his 4WD on a precariously winding road in the secondary forest that was once ravished […]

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My Note on the Bar Council Human Rights Committee

My Note on the Bar Council Human Rights Committee

Since I cannot not make it for the last meeting cum end-of-term dinner this Friday, this is my appreciation note from my past 1 term participating in the Bar Council Human Rights Committee (HRC). I am very glad to be part of the HRC. I still remember that the 1st HRC meeting was held on […]

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Bar In Brief (B.I.B) Series: 11th Bar Council (BC) meeting 2008/09, 3 January 2009 (10am – about 4pm)

Bar In Brief (B.I.B) Series: 11th Bar Council (BC) meeting 2008/09, 3 January 2009 (10am – about 4pm)

In an initiative to complement BC’s efforts to expedite the delivery of information to members of the Bar and/or the public, the “Bar In Brief” series will document a summary of BC decisions/discussions/updates at its monthly meetings. This is not an exhaustive list as there are some matters/decisions which cannot be revealed or discussed in […]

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