BINTULU – Two Kenyah longhouses of Uma Sambob and Rumah Nyalang Tahe, Long Koyan yesterday erected a blockade against an oil palm company, Ekran Plantations Sdn Bhd, 7km from the junction to the Sungai Asap Resettlement Scheme, reports Mark Bujang.
Cara yang berkesan sekali untuk membina kapasiti petani dan penternak kecil adalah untuk mewujudkan sekuriti tanah untuk mereka, ujar Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj.
Choo Sing Chye writes an open letter to Penang exco member Chow Kon Yeow to remind him of an old alleged graft case.
The Pelieran Murum Penan Action Committee (Pemupa) is demanding that survey work on native land at the proposed Murum Dam site be halted until clear information is made available to the Penan villagers.
The Kuching High Court has ruled in favour of Ibans from a village in Samarahan, Sarawak in another landmark native customary rights case, reports Brimas.
Last month, a villager from Kampung DBI in Buntong died from a snake-bite. Things would have been different if the Perak Mentri Besar had been more responsive to the people, writes Rani Rasiah.
Mustafa K Anuar gets us to imagine the Orang Asli land issue if roles were reversed: what would we think if a big chunk of concrete jungle on prime KL land had to be demolished to make way for the Orang Asli’s ‘strategic plan’ to plant tapioca and rice for their survival?
It is high time that the government thinks ‘out-of–the box’ and explores the notion that Orang Asli progress lies in empowering Orang Asli over their customary lands, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam.
How could the Penang state government under the BN sell the Kampong Buah Pala land when “the available evidence seemed to show that the land is still vested in the Federal Lands Commissioner”, wonders a bewildered P Ramakrishnan.
A landmark case is in the Federal Court that has wider implications for the protection of Orang Asli land rights, says a hopeful Yogeswaran Subramaniam.