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For two decades, farmer-turned-activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang has worked to empower rural indigenous communities in Sabah. In 2019, the 41-year-old Penampang native aims to find even more sustainable methods to improve their livelihood.
KUCHING: Five indigenous communities in Sarawak stand to benefit from the commercialisation of an essential oil derived from a tree they have traditionally used for generations.
Indigenous communities in Belaga, Sarawak, still live in poverty with inadequate healthcare and infrastructure, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said in its preliminary findings after a visit to the area.
MIRI: About 30 social activist groups nationwide have issued a joint declaration urging political parties from both the ruling Government and Opposition parties to give more attention to resolve land right woes affecting indigenous communities.
PETALNG JAYA: The country's first national inquiry into land rights of indigenous communities will commence next month.
SUBANG JAYA: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is in the final stages of drafting a law that will financially benefit indigenous communities living in forests, said Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.
A mini revolution of sorts is unfolding in the forests of Sabah and Sarawak as indigenous villagers join hands to work on community projects that supply them with renewable sources of hydro and solar power.