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Police did not violate remand order, rules court

The magistrate's court in Tapah rejected an application by Parti Keadilan Nasional supreme council member N. Gobalakrishnan's counsel to commence contempt proceedings against the police for breaching a remand order.


MB: Perak also gives land to orang asli

The state government has not neglected the needs of the orang asli as land is offered to them for resettlement or agricultural purposes if they ask for it, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali.


Orang asli cry foul over clearing of land

The orang asli of Kampung Chang Sungai Gepai, near here, are crying foul over recent clearing activities on about 80ha of land which they claim is an important source of jungle produce.


Work stopped on land vital to Semai villagers

The Perak Agricultural Development Corp has suspended clearing work on some 480ha of land which is an important source of jungle produce for the orang asli.


Perak offers to compensate orang asli

The Perak state government has offered to pay compensation for crops destroyed during land clearing near a water catchment area in Kampung Chang Sungai Gepai orang asli village in Bidor.


Suhakam report on orang asli out soon

Suhakam will make public next week its report on the grievances of the orang asli and other indigenous people, said its commissioner Datuk Asiah Abu Samah.


Gangterism on the rise in schools

THIS year saw an alarming rise in indiscipline cases among students. From punching, kicking and stabbing each other to threatening and chasing their teachers with a I>parang/I>, the serious nature of student violence drew much attention.


Pursuing the orang asli dream

Land, to the orang asli, is their identity, heritage and also their livelihood. But with encroaching development, they worry they might lose this lifeline. Twenty-five Semai orang asli settlements in Perak formed a network in May this year, hoping to change things for the better. CHRISTINA KOH reports.


Worker dies while cleaning tower

A contract worker died when he was electrocuted while cleaning the Water Front Tower, a tourist attraction, here yesterday.


Cheah’s CNY wish is to be with his family

Each year since 1999, he prepares eight I>ang pow/I>, inserting RM2 in each red packet, to present to his four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren during Chinese New Year. At the same time, Cheah Peng, 99, also makes a wish - to once again see his family.