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In the News (Mon 17 Jun 19)

  
  Orang Asli
Orang Asli have been incorporated into the national economy insofar as many have made the shift to peasantry, are tied to the cash economy, and are dependent on, or are directed by, external domination.
Orang Asli not only have no share in the extraction of such resources but they also have to bear the burden of environmental destruction of the their lands that come in the wake of these activities.
Orang Asli calls for security of tenure to their lands can also be effected easily since most of the present settlements are being occupied by Orang Asli and are not disputed by others.
www.magickriver.net /oa.htm   (5850 words)

  
  Orang Asli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Orang Asli Affairs is responsible for the administration, development and welfare of the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia.
Magickriver.net is a collective of concerned citizens for the various Orang Asli tribes which has produced videos and articles about the lives of the Orang Asli who languish under the responsibility of the Department of Orang Asli Affairs.
Temiar.com is the protem website of the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) NGO which has presented authoritative articles to the Commonwealth regarding the plight of the Orang Asli tribes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orang_Asli   (279 words)

  
 CHAPTER 6
The marginalisation of the Orang Asli is further evident in the lack of provision of basic amenities such as electricity and piped water and basic infrastructure such as tarred roads.
Life expectancy at birth for the Orang Asli was estimated to be 52 years for females and 54 years for males as compared with 72 and 68 years for females and males respectively for the general population.
The Orang Asli are not satisfied with the illegal clearing of their land that resulted in the pollution of the river, their source of water (Berita Harian 21 November 1996).
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Parliament/4990/CH4IND.htm   (13652 words)

  
 Preface, Orang Asli Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This particular policy shift which energizes Orang Asli political development is in fact a byproduct of broad Malaysian government policies designed to enhance ethnic pluralism and to foster greater political stabilization among Malaysia's primary ethnic groups--the Malay, Chinese and Indians.
Orang Asli organizations devoted to politics are known to exist but there is no in-depth knowledge available to readers about these entities or their agendas.
In this precursory study the Orang Asli are shown to have a flair for politics and to be in possession of an unusual degree of political sophistication, often unsuspected.
senoipraaq.com /preface1.htm   (392 words)

  
 Victory for Orang Asli in Land Rights' Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In this respect, the court ruled that Orang Asli land enjoyed constitutional protection under Article 13(1) relating to property, and therefore, it implies, that the rates of compensation provided under Section 11 and 12 of the Aboriginal Peoples Act, which provides only for loss of crops and dwellings, would be unconstitutional.
In this case, seven Temuan Orang Asli sued the Federal and State Governments, United Engineers (M) Bhd and the Malaysian Highway Authority for the loss of their land and dwellings when their land in Kampung Bukit Tampoi, Dengkil, Selangor was acquired in 1996 to build the KL-Nilai Highway for KLIA.
The Orang Asli plaintiffs sought a declaration that they are the owners of the land by custom, the holders of native titles to the land and holders of usufructuary rights (rights to use and derive profits) to the land.
www.aliran.com /monthly/2002/4d.html   (661 words)

  
 08/28/01 -- Malaysian natives en route for land rights fight
Sagong, 69, and his fellow aboriginal or "orang asli" neighbours say they were shortchanged by officials offering cash for the 38 acres (15 hectares) of village land needed for the road.
The orang asli decision to fight the proposed deal is the first time that the issue of native land ownership and legal title has been argued in court in the southeast Asian nation.
Activists and orang asli say that's the case at Kuala Kubu Baru, where a dam on the Selangor River is slated to provide power for the Kuala Lumpur area by 2003.
forests.org /archive/indomalay/malnatma.htm   (1022 words)

  
 Orang Asli Summary
The Orang Asli ("indigenous or native people") are the indigenous population of the Malay peninsula.
The Orang Asli Negritos were the first and now inhabit the most geographically isolated area: the dense forests of the northern half of the peninsula.
The Department of Orang Asli Affairs is responsible for the administration, development and welfare of the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia.
www.bookrags.com /Orang_Asli   (875 words)

  
 Send to a Friend - IPS Inter Press Service
Human rights lawyers say the victory gives the long-neglected 'Orang Asli' or Original People as the indigenous people here are known, a firm control over their ancestral land, its usage and development and thereby preserve their unique culture and way of life that largely depends on leaving their forest undisturbed.
Lawyers say after this court ruling the Orang Asli can no longer be evicted at will, that proper procedure has to be followed when acquiring tribal customary land for development and substantial compensation paid when their land is acquired for development projects.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Orang Asli became victims of the international slave trade and by the time this was stopped in 1883 by the British colonial government in the peninsula, their numbers had been seriously decimated.
www.ipsnews.net /sendnews.asp?idnews=30414   (1155 words)

  
 SUARAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Nah a/p Yatim is the mother of the headman of a small Orang Asli village on the outskirts of Serendah and lives in a fairly small wooden hut, surrounded by ubi, dogs and cats.
Their attitude towards the Orang Asli - that they are loincloth-wearing and backward, in need of moral guidance - is not one that goes down well with the Orang Asli themselves.
Orang Asli realise that education is necessary to develop their people.
www.suaram.org /update/up20010801-6.htm   (583 words)

  
 koof
The subject concerning the dam issue is as musch to 'Orang Asli' and their home as it is to the home of the endangered species as well as the eviroment.
The regular supply for them exceeds and denies consideration and compassion flared by the fact that the 'Orang Asli' is coerced to move and by the destruction of their home and plantations.
While the 'Orang Asli' are fighting to liberate their land many of us have choosen to remain blind.
members.tripod.com /vfug/koof.htm   (1515 words)

  
 SUARAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A new land law for the Orang Asli, acknowledged as the country's most marginalised or disadvantaged indigenous group, is being proposed to provide for security of tenure and a tribunal for a final decision on land disputes between the community and the government/private sector.
Centre for Orang Asli Concerns executive director Dr Colin Nicholas told malaysiakini on Wednesday that the Peninsular Malaysia Orang Asli Association, lawyers and concerned citizens are pushing with a draft Act that will be fine-tuned at a workshop expected to be held in December.
Nicholas said the Orang Asli are definitely far behind the other Malaysians and the reason is not that they are anti-development which they are not.
www.suaram.org /update/news_20030927.htm   (986 words)

  
 THE ORANG ASLI OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA Colin Nicholas   The Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of ...
Asli, as far as their subsistence activities were concerned, were now restricted to a rather limited area.
Asli were needed for other purposes, be it a new agricultural project, a dam, a new airport, or even a golf course.
Asli has also given rise to a situation where the Orang Asli came to be dependent on the JHEOA for most of their needs.
www.geocities.com /thomastan.geo/orang_asli.html   (5659 words)

  
 Australian Journal of Anthropology, The: Dancing the Main jo'oh: Hma' Btsisi' Celebrate Their Humanity and Religious ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It is beyond the scope of this paper to discuss the pressures to convert Btsisi', and for that matter all Orang Asli, to Islam, hence to integrate Btsisi' into mainstream Malaysian society, as 'an Islamised subgroup of the Malays' (Todd 1990:9).
Orang Asli is a Malay phrase, coined by the British colonial administration, which literally translates as 'original people', in other words, indigenous or native people.
Orang Asli are a heterogeneous grouping of people whom anthropologists broadly classify into four major groupings, the Austroasiatic speaking Northern, Central, and Southern Aslian peoples and the Proto-Malay Austronesian speaking peoples.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2472/is_3_11/ai_67320195/pg_2   (1511 words)

  
 Orang Asli Carvings
The Mah Meri is an Orang Asli community who live in Carey Island, about 40 kilometers from the capital city, in the southern part of Selangor Darul Ehsan.
According to a census by the Department of Orang Asli, in 1997 there were 92,529 Orang Asli in the whole of the Peninsular.
The shape of the sculpture reflects to a certain extent the characteristics and essence of the Orang Asli communities.
www.portalmarket.com /orangasli.html   (642 words)

  
 Orang Asli
Linguistically, some of the northern Orang Asli groups speak languages, that suggest a historical link with the indigenous peoples in Burma, Thailand and Indo-China.
The Orang Asli (mostly Negrito),who live in the jungle, hunt with blowpipes for birds and little monkeys.
The Orang Asli live in small tribes in the jungle.
www.malaysiasite.nl /orangeng.htm   (547 words)

  
 The Lord Of The {blog} Rings: On The Orang Asli of Malaysia
The Orang Asli (Malaysia’s indigenous people) communities are like us, the only difference is, they are still living in the past.
When there is no representation at the highest level of the social, economic and political rungs of our country, the welfare of the Orang Asli remained unkempt and their future uncertain.
The Orang Asli received all the forms of modernity, the gadgets and the fashions thereof.
lotbr.blogspot.com /2005/04/on-orang-asli-of-malaysia.html   (954 words)

  
 Survival of Temuan Orang Asli music and culture in Malaysia: Akar Umbi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The orang asli have responded to the state’s assimilationist goal and the appropriation of their ancestral lands by uniting, lobbying politicians, and bringing their cases to the court.
The orang asli began to claim an “indigenous identity” to “regain their cultural symbols” and to counter control by the state.
In his book, The Orang Asli and the Contest for Resources, Indigenous Politics, Development and Identity in Peninsular Malaysia, Colin Nicholas, the co-ordinator of the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns, writes that the orang asli have come to realise that “an assertion of their indigenous identity is a prerequisite for their survival”.
www.aliran.com /monthly/2005a/5g.html   (1917 words)

  
 Temiar.com
Temiar Web is a non-profit organisation raising awareness of and promoting the Temiar people, and Orang Asli groups of Malaysia and South East Asia.
Orang Asli cry foul over protracted logging - Thank you to Colin Nicholas for this story
An Insight into the Orang Aslis of Belum, North Perak
www.temiar.com   (214 words)

  
 Orang Asli
The book traces the history of the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia from early times to the present; from when the Orang Asli were an independent and autonomous people, to a situation where others are seeking to control their lives today.
The Orang Asli and the Contest for Resources argues that development programmes and policies for the Orang Asli, cloaked in a policy of assimilation and integration into the mainstream society, have a single ideological goal: to enable the control of the Orang Asli and to control their traditional territories and resources.
However, because aspirations and motivations vary between individual Orang Asli, the state is able to exploit such differences and set the Orang Asli against themselves, especially in the contest for resources.
www.iwgia.org /sw283.asp   (284 words)

  
 Mark Moxon, Travel Writer: Malaysia: Meeting the Orang Asli
It was two days into my six-day solo trek through the ancient rainforests of Taman Negara that I came across the Orang Asli.
Orang means 'man' in its generic sense – hence 'orang-utan', or 'man of the jungle' – and the Orang Asli are the original inhabitants of the jungle.
Half-remembered stories of the first western explorers of the rainforests jumped into my head, and although I knew that the Orang Asli weren't cannibals, my imagination was more than willing to ignore the facts after hours walking through the jungle.
www.moxon.net /malaysia/meeting_the_orang_asli.html   (860 words)

  
 10/3/2005 -- Forest Exploitation Threatens Orang Asli's Livelihood
The exploitation which leads to the destruction of the forest in the areas concerned are greatly affecting the settlers of Kampung Sungai Relang, an Orang Asli settlement located about 10km from the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway toll plaza in Gombak.
From a settlement that used to accommodate scores of families, the population of the Orang Asli community from the Temuan tribe living there had declined to only five families as a result of the reckless exploitation and encroachment of the land there.
The younger groups migrated to the urban centres while the rest either moved to the Batu 12 Orang Asli Settlement, Gombak or settlements which are much further in the interior of the Main Range.
forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=39901   (869 words)

  
 RS1 English
Similarly, the for the rang Asli, because the jungles are where they live, this is where their homes are, they know what the signs to look for and what to expect in the forests.
It was because of the Orang Asli support for the Malayan government and the British government that eventually, the Emergency was won over.
In the beginning, the Orang Asli were supporting the Communist insurgents, simply because they had known of them during the Japanses occupation.
www.rsi.sg /english/newsline/view/20050610181235/1/.html   (982 words)

  
 Orang Asli Project
I was born in Malaysia and I have become interested in the Orang Asli,(Native People of Malaysia), as a result of Research I did for the Native Planet organisation.
The objective of the plan is to evaluate the role of ICT in creating a permanent record the local customs and traditions of the Orang Asli.
The Keene State Orang Asli Institute, is an interesting resource.
www.norlia.com /orang_asli_project.htm   (325 words)

  
 Cameron Highlands Community Online - Orang Asli Village
The word “orang asli” means original people in Bahasa Melayu.
The “Negritos” are the semi-nomadic tribes of the “Orang Asli”.
When you are on your way to Cameron, after you left the highway, you will be able to see a sign with “Orang Asli” village on it.
www.cameron-highlands.com /main-attractions/main-category/orang-asli-village.html   (426 words)

  
 SGP Project Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
agarwood) by encouraging, initially, the indigenous Orang Asli Temuan communities to reclaim their rights as keepers of the rainforest and to be self-aware of the implication of future developments in order for them to adapt accordingly.
This is further reinforced by enhancing the capabilities and capacities of the Orang Asli local communities with the self-empowerment of their indigenous knowledge and the sustainable usage of the surrounding environment.
The local indigenous Orang Asli Temuan communities of Kampung Bertang will be involved in the planning, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the project.
www.undp.org /sgp/cty/ASIA_PACIFIC/MALAYSIA/pfs5534.htm   (313 words)

  
 Mason Library
"The Frances R. Gianno Orang Asli Archive Travel Endowment"
The KSC Orang Asli Archive is a repository for unpublished documents, films, tapes and other recordings relevant to Orang Asli peoples and cultures.
The Orang Asli are the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia and comprise approximately 17 to 20 groups.
www.keene.edu /library/orangasli   (61 words)

  
 Orang Asli Project Rpt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Orang Asli life at Tasik Chini provided by Peter van der Helm.
, a Dutch University teacher whose wife is from an Orang Asli group.
The Orang Asli community around Tasik Chini is a mixture of mainly the Jakun and Semelai subgroups.
www.databaseanswers.org /norlia/ikm_norlia_2.asp?manual_id=PETER_VDH   (383 words)

  
 ORANG ASLI COMMITTEE - Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Kuantan, Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The parish of St.Thomas, Kuantan recently organised a project during the school holidays to help some Orang Asli students to prepare for their year-end final examinations.
The Orang Asli students were thankful for the opportunity to attend this revision course as it motivates them to study.
The teachers suggested that a committee to be formed to plan and conduct this programme more effectively in future.
www.sainthomas.org /asli.shtml   (393 words)

  
 An Insight into the Orang Aslis of Belum - www.wildasia.net
There are 18 tribes of orang asli in Peninsular Malaysia, and those at Belum consist of two main groups, the Senoi and the Negrito.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur, it may be worth your while to spend sometime in the Orang Asli Museum in Gombak (on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, somewhat near Batu Caves).
The Orang Asli museum is set on top of a small hill off the main road.
wildasia.net /main/article.cfm?articleID=63   (657 words)

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