The single priority for the indigenous communities is recognising the land rights of the indigenous people. Apart from the Native Customary Rights (NCR) lands, other land matters are to be highlighted here.
The Dam completed!
The first series, The Dam, has been completed. The last episode, You Can’t Eat The Road, went online late April.
02 Jun 2010
Sagong Tasi land rights case conclusion - Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government Statement
The Selangor State Government welcomes the withdrawal of the appeal before the Federal Court by the Federal Government, the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) and United Engineers Malaysia Bhd (UEM) ......
26 May 2010
Rainforest advocate Bruno Manser has been missing for ten years
Distinguished speakers remember the missing Swiss human rights activist at a commemoration ceremony in his native city of Basel.
25 May 2010
Baram dam-affected residents speak out
Representative of residents from longhouses affected directly by the proposed Baram Dam have applied for a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the Social Environmental Impact ......
19 May 2010
Penan score victory over Borneo loggers
LONG SABAI, SARAWAK / MALAYSIA. Two logging road blockades erected by Penan communities have caused a Malaysian timber giant, Samling, to withdraw its bulldozers from the rainforests on the upper ......
26 Apr 2010
EU-Malaysia Cooperation on logging continues to neglect indigenous land rights
The on-going negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union (EU) to enter into a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) has virtually ......
15 Apr 2010
Penan step up campaign to defend Heart of Borneo nature reserve
LONG SABAI, SARAWAK / MALAYSIA. Penan natives from Sarawak's Upper Baram region in the Malaysian part of Borneo have erected two logging road blockades to prevent their last remaining virgin jungle ......
06 Apr 2010
Thugs ‘threaten’ NCR landowners over logging dispute
ULU BALINGIAN – Gangsters seems to be running the show on the current native customary land dispute between a logging company, Bitani Maju Sdn. Bhd. and the Iban communties of Sungai Tepus, Ulu ......
05 Apr 2010
How Ketuanan Melayu has dispossessed the Orang Asli
COMMENT: Malaysia is the Asia-Pacific’s “best model” in dealing with the rights of indigenous peoples – or so it is claimed. Last Saturday (incidentally the same day Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the ......
02 Apr 2010
Borneo natives win 12-year oil palm battle
MIRI, SARAWAK / MALAYSIA. More than twelve years after going to court, the Kayan native community of Long Teran Kanan on the Tinjar river in the Malaysian part of Borneo have won an important legal ......
31 Mar 2010