Government and companies are complicit in violating the freedom of assembly and land rights of local communities, say three rights groups.
Tagged: indigenous people
UN right to food expert: ‘As Malaysia rises to high-income status, it must focus on most vulnerable’
Indigenous communities must be given a real say when development projects affect the land on which they rely for their food and livelihood, says Oliver De Schutter.
Sarawak indigenous leaders have launched an online signature campaign against land grabbing by private and government corporations, reports Pan AP.
Suaram activists representating Aliran have told the UN that Malaysia’s indigenous peoples are being forcibly displaced by large extractive industries and the building of dams.
Some 300 indigenous people protested outside the International Hydropower Association’s biennial congress in Kuching this morning, reports SAVE Rivers.
MIRI: SAVE Rivers commends Land Development Minister James Masing on his admission that there is a “need for better communication between the implementers of the project and the people at the grassroots,” re: Penan...