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Metro News

NGO tells Sarawak natives to use technology to map their land more accurately

MIRI: A campaign is being initiated to get indigenous communities in rural Sarawak to use drones and GPS to map their native customary rights (NCR) land.

Nation

Cabinet committee for indigenous people in East Malaysia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has agreed to the setting up of a special Cabinet committee to address issues relating to the indigenous communities in Sabah and Sarawak.

Nation

Report on land rights of indigenous communities expected end April

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) is expecting the national task force studying the findings and recommendations of the National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be completed by end of this month.

Lifestyle

Protect tribal languages

SOME indigenous communities called for efforts to protect languages of traditional and local communities as a tool to conserve bio-diversity.

Nation

30-year love affair with native beads

Her roots are in Switzerland but her first love now is the prized heirloom beads of the indigenous communities of Borneo.

Community

Making sure rich Sarawak history is not lost

MIRI: A crucial project has started in Sarawak to put into print the oral history of indigenous communities to make sure their rich ancestral traditions and way of life will not become forgotten.

Community

Proposed dam will displace settlements along Baram River valley

KUCHING: The indigenous communities in Baram, northern Sarawak, will petition the federal and state governments to drop a proposal to build a 1,000MW hydroelectric dam in Baram.

Nation

Local activist to head UN human rights group

KOTA KINABALU: Local social activist Jannie Lasimbang has been appointed as head of a United Na-tions group focusing on humans rights issues affecting indigenous communities.

Community

Botanist launches book on S’wak medicinal plants

For the past 30 years or so, botanist Dr Paul Chai has been gathering information on medicinal plants found in Sarawak's forests and their use by indigenous communities.

Nation

Crackdown on sale of wildlife meat

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Wildlife Department is stepping up its crackdown against those dealing in wildlife meat amid criticisms that such action was adversely affecting some indigenous communities here.