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Community 21 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Adenan: Preserve indigenous languages

KUCHING: Malaysia’s indigenous languages should be preserved and promoted as they are a valuable linguistic and cultural resource, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Community 05 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Educating natives on their rights

MIRI: Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS), which is fighting for the rights and welfare of native communities nationwide, will establish a special wing for children during the national conference in Kuching this weekend.

Community 10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Govt urged to set up panels to address their problems

KUCHING: The government should set up a Commission on Indigenous Peoples and also a Native Land Tribunal to assist in the protection of minority rights and address territory disputes.

Community 29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

JOAS wants state governments to discuss on commercial projects before green light

MIRI: The Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) wants a federal law to be drafted to compel state governments to get the prior consent of native communities in places earmarked for commercial or industrial projects.

Community 13 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Art and cultural spectacle

KUCHING: An exciting array of art, craft, photography and film is currently on show at the inaugural Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF).

Community 03 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Natives highlight climate change woes

MIRI: Local native groups have joined hands with their counterparts from 12 Asian countries to highlight to the United Nations the serious woes they are suffering due to the increasing temperature caused by climate change in their respective countries.

Community 10 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

NGO supports call for more indigenous women representation

KUCHING: A regional NGO has expressed support for a call made by Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (Joas) for equitable representation of indigenous women in politics

Community 04 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Promising ‘Pahkak’

KUCHING: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) is well on its way to commercialise LitSara, the trademarked name of an essential oil derived from a plant known to the Bidayuh community as “Pahkak”.

Community 24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

National agency for natives needed

MIRI: A national commission on indigenous people must be set up fast in Putrajaya by the Federal Government to address current issues of concern affecting the natives living in the country.