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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.


JOAS studying land terms used by native communities

KUCHING: The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) is carrying out a study to document the main terms and concepts used by indigenous communities in managing their customary territories.


Sabah's indigenous people can now specify ethnicities in forms

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