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Suhakam claims indigenous communities in Belaga lack amenities

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.

Hope for the hardcore poor

Six states in the penin-sula, each with less than 10,000 hardcore poor households, will be free of poverty under a Rural and Regional Development Ministry plan, within the next two years.

Tomb raiders move to Miri

Tomb raiders in Sarawak are getting bolder.

Crafting a better life

For a group of indigenous women in Sabah, their beadwork tradition doesn't just reflect their Rungus identity, it also empowers them. LEONG SIOK HUI visited them at their longhouse in Kudat to record their stories.

Preserving the skill

Patterns and motifs embedded in indigenous crafts are inspired by people's way of life and their link to the land.

Bigamy can cost a buffalo

What is the price to pay for bigamy? To a Kadazan man here, it is a buffalo and a pig.

Bolivians prepare for vote to rewrite constitution

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a national assembly to rewrite the constitution, a project President Evo Morales says will give more power to the country's poor indigenous majority.

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UNDP wants Malaysia to do more on AIDS

While Malaysia has met the development targets of the United Nations in several areas, it is still wanting when it comes to combating the HIV/AIDS scourge.