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Rural electrification schemes must meet native preferences

KUCHING: Community engagement is important to ensure that rural electrification schemes can meet the preferences and aspirations of indigenous communities in Sarawak.

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Cambodia returns land to natives

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has returned land taken a decade ago from indigenous communities for a Vietnamese company’s rubber plantation, a sign that foreign investors are facing greater scrutiny over rights violations, analysts said.


Indigenous art festival happening this weekend

BACK for the second time, the Selangor International Indigenous Art Festival 2016 (SIIAF) takes place tomorrow and Sunday at the Shah Alam National Botanical Gardens.


Asian group will seek foreign help for their land rights

MIRI: The call by the Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) for the state governments to empower indigenous communities with greater land rights has received support from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP).

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Australian PM to spend week with remote Aboriginal communities

Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday kicked off a one-week stay with indigenous communities in the country's north as he sought to boost development and jobs in the sparsely populated region.

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Prioritise education for a better future, indigenous people told to prioritise education

KUCHING: Education is the key for Sarawak’s indigenous communities to find their way out of poverty, says Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin.


Indigenous folk worst hit by climate change

KUCHING: From the haze in Indon­esia to floods in Myanmar, rural indigenous communities contribute the least to climate change but suffer the brunt of the after-effects.


NGO calls for report on indigenous land issues to be tabled in Parliament

KOTA KINABALU: An NGO representing the country’s indigenous communities is hoping that a report following a national inquiry into land issues will be tabled at the current Parliamentary sitting.


Armed groups planned attack on Colombia's Duque - attorney general

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Armed groups had planned an attack on Colombian President Ivan Duque when he meets on Tuesday with leaders of indigenous communities, the country's attorney general said.


Sabah indigenous folk allowed to specify ethnicity in forms

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is following Sarawak’s move of allowing members of indigenous communities to specify their ethnicity in the race column when filling out official forms.