Lapan puluh badan bukan kerajaan menyokong perlindungan hak asasi bumiputera (Orang Asal) Sarawak dari pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik di Murum dan Baram, Sarawak.
Villagers affected by the proposed Baram Dam are upset with their community chiefs for being “manipulated” into supporting the project. Mark Bujang has the story.
The Malaysian Bar calls on the Sarawak state government to immediately rescind the ban from entering the state currently imposed upon a Suhakam commissioner, Jannie Lasimbang.
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.
Mary Magdalen reminds us of the plight of our Orang Asal. She proposes that we move quickly to develop a special curriculum to cater to their special education needs.