Almost all of Malaysia's Orang Asli are locked into poverty and struggling


The Orang Asli of the Pos Lanai village in Pahang use boats to transport their forest durian to urban centres for sale. Revenues that Orang Asli earn from these activities are enough only to put them in the bottom income bracket. — JEFFRY HASSAN

Virtually all Orang Asli households in Peninsular Malaysia are in the income bracket of the poorest 40% of Malaysians, says the nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Center for Orang Asli Concerns.

The centre estimates that 54,600 – or 99.29% – of all Orang Asli households earn below RM4,000 a month, putting them in the B40 category.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Orang Asli , poverty , Covid-19


Next In Living

Mutts, crossbreeds and more
Dog Talk: When the neighbour's dog feuds with Target the cat
Basic Malaysian link home turned into artistic award-winning abode
Single drop of water found in asteroid dust offers clues to life on Earth
Five hugs a day: The power of touch
Zee Avi to appear at Zero Waste Malaysia fest, which promotes low-waste living among Malaysians
Could solar paint help us save electricity?
Yuki Onishi, founder of world's first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, dies at 43
Poignant story of Malaysian deaf parents who raised two daughters
Port of Hamburg is Czech Republic's gateway to the world

Others Also Read