Saturday, November 18, 2017

Malaysia

In all, the indigenous peoples of Malaysia represent around 12% of the 28.6 million people in Malaysia. The Orang Asli are the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. They number 180,000, representing a mere 0.6% of the national population. Anthropologists and administrators have traditionally categorized the 18 Orang Asli subgroups into Negrito (Semang), Senoi and Aboriginal-Malay. In Sarawak, the indigenous peoples are collectively called Orang Ulu or Dayak and include the Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah, Kayan, Kedayan, Murut, Punan, Bisayah, Kelabit, Berawan and Penan. They constitute around 1,198,200 or 45.5% of Sarawak’s population of 2,633,100 people. In Sabah, the 39 different indigenous ethnic groups are called natives or Anak Negeri and make up about 2,140,800 or 60.5% of Sabah’s population of 3,540,300. The main groups are the Dusun, Murut, Paitan and Bajau. (IWGIA)

Malaysia: Ex-Sabah Bersih chief ordered to enter defence over 2015 rally

FORMER Sabah Bersih chief Jannie Lasimbang was today ordered to enter her defence after the appeal against her role in organising the Bersih 4...

Malaysia: Appeal against Lasimbang’s acquittal postponed to August 25

The appeal against former Sabah Bersih chief Jannie Lasimbang's acquittal of charges under the Peaceful Assembly Act has been postponed to Aug 25. The postponement was...

Indigenous peoples recommendations for the SDG implementation in Malaysia

Country Workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia was held from 11 – 13 April, 2017 in Kipouvo village, Sabah. The workshop...

JOAS statement on “Ten years of the Implementation of the UN...

10th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item no. 6: Ten years of the Implementation of the UN...

Malaysia: Movement chides Masing for ‘disrespectful’ remarks

MIRI: The Indigenous People’s Network of Malaysia (Joas) has called Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing’s statement published on...

Malaysia: Masing: No dam, no road

Long Lama-Ulu Baram road scrapped together with Baram Dam project KUCHING: The hope of the people of Baram to have road connectivity lies in the...

Malaysia: NGOs want Land Code amendment expedited

KUCHING: A coalition of nine Dayak-based NGOs yesterday met to call for the government to expedite the amendment to the Sarawak Land Code (SLC)...

Malaysia: Decision on appeal against Jannie’s acquittal July 28

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here yesterday fixed July 28 this year to deliver its decision on an appeal against the acquittal of Sabah...

Malaysia: Police and prosecution must ensure justice is done for Bill...

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, express our dismay at the acquittal of three prime suspects in the murder of indigenous rights activist, the...