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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”.

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.

Sarawak wants ‘Dayak’ to be inserted in the race column on official forms

KUCHING: Sarawak is awaiting the Federal Government’s approval to insert “Dayak” into the race column on official forms.

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.

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.

Indigenous groups to reassert stand

MIRI: Indigenous communities from throughout Sarawak, peninsula Malaysia and Sabah will converge in Kuching city next month in a show of unity to reassert their rights and status and discuss latest issues affecting them.

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.

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.

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).

MSU students carry out 157 community services activities in four days

THE Management and Science University (MSU) students have made their university proud once again, adding another Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) to its credit.