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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.
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.
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.
PETALNG JAYA: The country's first national inquiry into land rights of indigenous communities will commence next month.
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.
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.
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.
KUCHING: Sarawak's indigenous communities should keep their land for agriculture and other uses instead of selling it once titles have been issued to them, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.