The late Along Sega who became world famous as an outspoken leader of the Penan’s struggle against the logging companies joins the ranks of towering Malaysians for us to emulate. Lukas Straumann pays tribute.
Never assume that Orang Asli are not deserving of their customary lands, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam. Law, human rights, justice and morality demand that we give Orang Asli due respect and recognition of their customary lands.
Groups defending Orang Asli land rights have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister explaining why they are strongly against the proposed official policy on Orang Asli land.
Principles such as equality, social justice, reconciliation for past injustices and the right to participation in public life all seem to be missing from the proposed land policy for Orang Asli, observes Yogeswaran Subramaniam.