We should include environmental conservation advocacy in human rights advocacy as this goes to the very core of the overriding right to life for all living things on this planet, says Angeline Loh.
Berikut ialah kenyataan Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) sempena sambutan Hari Orang Asal Sedunia 2010.
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Most of the clashes between indigenous peoples, governments and international financial institutions have arisen due to differing interpretations of the term “development”. For indigenous peoples, the key issues include not just the right to protect and preserve their ancestral lands, but also often their very survival as a community, notes Terence Gomez.
The multinational giant’s controversial record should serve as a warning to the people of Sarawak that the aluminium smelter might not be the ticket to the good life that they had been led to believe, writes Josef Roy Benedict.