Sarawak indigenous leaders have launched an online signature campaign against land grabbing by private and government corporations, reports Pan AP.
Lapan puluh badan bukan kerajaan menyokong perlindungan hak asasi bumiputera (Orang Asal) Sarawak dari pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik di Murum dan Baram, Sarawak.
Recognition and protection of Orang Asli customary land rights, as important as they may be to Orang Asli, do not appear to be on the menu of election pledges at this stage, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam.
An amendment to article 153 to cover Orang Asli will not automatically increase Orang Asli rights to their customary lands, territories and resources, writes Yogeswaran Subramaniam.
MIRI, 31 March – The Kayan community of Long Teran Kanan, Tinjar, Miri Division finally got the justice they deserve after fighting a legal battle at the High Court for more than 12 years for recognition of their native customary rights to their native customary land.
A national taskforce set up last year to probe these allegations produced a report in December 2008 – but its findings have not been made public.