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Yearstarter2019: Empowering Sabah’s rural indigenous communities

For two decades, farmer-turned-activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang has worked to empower rural indigenous communities in Sabah. In 2019, the 41-year-old Penampang native aims to find even more sustainable methods to improve their livelihood.

Indigenous communities want their maps recognised

SHAH ALAM: NGOs representing indigenous people are urging the federal and state governments to recognise the maps indigenous communities have drawn up to demarcate their land.

Indigenous communities in Sarawak to benefit from commercialisation of essential oil

KUCHING: Five indigenous communities in Sarawak stand to benefit from the commercialisation of an essential oil derived from a tree they have traditionally used for generations.

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.

30 NGOs want action to resolve land woes of indigenous communities

MIRI: About 30 social activist groups nationwide have issued a joint declaration urging political parties from both the ruling Government and Opposition parties to give more attention to resolve land right woes affecting indigenous communities.

Land rights of indigenous communities to be discussed

PETALNG JAYA: The country's first national inquiry into land rights of indigenous communities will commence next month.

Law to financially benefit indigenous communities being drafted

SUBANG JAYA: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is in the final stages of drafting a law that will financially benefit indigenous communities living in forests, said Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.

Indigenous communities all set to appease spirits

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s indigenous communities are finalising preparations to hold their rituals to appease the spirits of the sacred Mount Kinabalu.

Indigenous communities show the way with renewable energy project

A mini revolution of sorts is unfolding in the forests of Sabah and Sarawak as indigenous villagers join hands to work on community projects that supply them with renewable sources of hydro and solar power.

Protecting indigenous communities

MIRI: Sarawak social-activist groups are joining international activists throughout Asia for a major Borneo-level native human-rights conference.