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Boat Gift Brings Relief For Orang Asli Schoolchildren

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JERANTUT – The MYCorps, the premier platform for Malaysian youths to serve and create an impact, has brought some relief to the Batek community of Orang Asli in Kampung Aur in terms of sending their children to school. The MYCorps Volunteer Youth Club has donated a boat to take the nine schoolchildren from Kampung Aur…

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Federal Govt Spends Rm525,000 To Provide Solar Energy For Orang Asli

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GUA MUSANG – The federal government has spent RM525,000 to provide solar energy to 150 Orang Asli houses which are without electricity supply in Pos Gob here. Gua Musang UMNO vice-chief Ab Aziz Yusof said each house received the 1Malaysia Solar Kit, worth about RM3,500 for the purpose and the facility would be extended to…

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More Opportunities For Orang Asli In Agriculture

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PASIR SALAK – The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has opened more opportunities for Orang Asli community in the country to venture into agriculture, said Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman. He said the opportunities through plantation, livestock, fisheries and agro-based industry were aimed at raising the standard of living and income of the…

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APM Appoints 38 Orang Asli As Forest Rangers

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GUA MUSANG – Thirty-eight Orang Asli have been appointed as Civil Defence Force (APM) forest rangers to assist the Forestry Department in its monitoring against illegal clearing an occupation of forest area in Kelantan. APM chief commissioner Datuk Azmy Yahya said the move would be expanded to Terengganu, Pahang and Perak. “The number of Orang…

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Orang Asli Community Stands Firmly Behind Government

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KUANTAN – Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is confident the Orang Asli community will continue to support the government in the 14th General Election (GE14) despite certain elements trying to sow seeds of hartred against the government. He said this was clearly demonstrated by the unwavering support shown by the…

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Orang Asli Resident At Pos Piah Want A Stop To Logging

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Orang Asli villagers at Pos Piah in Sungai Siput, Perak want the Perak government to stop logging and gazette the area as Orang Asli customary land. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the request was made via a memorandum submitted to the ministry in…

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Government To Provide Special Additional Aid To Orang Asli Students – Najib

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  PEKAN – The government will provide special additional assistance to Orang Asli students who have successfully pursue tertiary education in efforts to ease their burden and as an incentive for them to study to a higher level. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that as the Finance Minister, the one-off aid would…

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11 Orang Asli Men Arrested For Obstructing Forest Rangers

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  GERIK – Police detained 11 orang asli men for allegedly obstructing a team of forest rangers from carrying out their duties at the Piah Forest Reserve in Sungai Siput, about 107km away from here. Gerik district police chief Supt Ismail Che Isa said all the suspects were picked up about 2.10pm on Sunday by…

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RM37 Million Award To Group Of Orang Asli

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IPOH – The High Court yesterday awarded a group of orang asli from Johor RM37 million after ruling in their favour in a suit against their former lawyers. It was the culmination of a 13-year fight by the 78 plaintiffs from Kampung Sayong Pinang, Kota Tinggi, against former lawyer S. Kanawagi, his law firm Khana…

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Two Orang Asli Die In Landslide

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BERA – Two Orang Asli died while two others were hurt in a landslide in the forest of Matau Gelanggi 5 and 6, Jerantut last night. The deceased were identified as Ani,27, and her niece, Mila,9, while the two hurt were identified as Pati,12, and Ita,12. Jerantut police chief Supt Azid Ismail said the four…

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Dismantling Of Logging Blockages In Gua Musang Lawful – Forestry Department

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KOTA BHARU – The integrated enforcement operation to remove the logging blockades at a number of locations in the Balah, Perias and Gunung Stong permanent forest reserves was conducted in accordance with the law. Kelantan Forestry Department director, Zahari Ibrahim said the erecting of sheds and logging blockades was an offence under Section 32 of…

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Kelantan Forestry Department Issues Ultimatum To Orang Asli Activists

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PETALING JAYA – Five and a half weeks after setting up their blockade over logging activities in Gua Musang, the orang asli activists have been issued an ultimatum by the Kelantan Forestry Department. The state Forestry Department issued a notice dated Nov 6, giving the activists, who hail from the Temiar tribe, two weeks to…

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KPT Takes Initiative To Increase Orang Asli Admissions To IPT

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Higher Education has taken several initiatives to increase the number of Orang Asli being admitted to institutions of higher learning. Through a written answer that was circulated in Parliament today, the ministry said the initiatives were taken following a reduction in admissions recorded for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic…

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Orang Asli Issue Not For Individual Or Political Mileage

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KOTA BHARU – Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah reminded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and political parties to not use issues related to the Orang Asli for their own mileage. Mohd Amar said the logging issue in the Balah Permanent Forest Reserve in Gua Musang should not be politicised as it was related…

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Orang Asli Matter More To Kelantan Government

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KOTA BARU – The PAS-led Kelantan government is not concerned with losses from the stop-work order on two logging companies in Gua Musang’s Balah forest reserve to ease the tension between the orang asli and loggers. Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah said he was willing to meet the orang asli groups to discuss…

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Orang Asli Activists Lodge Police Report Following ‘Arrest’ By Thugs

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GUA MUSANG: Three Orang Asli activists who were detained by thugs claiming to be police have lodged police reports over the incident. Mustafa Along, Manglo A/L Tegau and another activist named Salim lodged reports at the Gua Musang district police station on Wednesday night. All three had been involved in a blockade set up by…

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MACC Has Never Received Report On Corrupt Practices Among Orang Asli

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GERIK: The Perak branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has never received any report on corrupt practices among the Orang Asli, said its deputy director Mohamad Hassan. He said this was probably because the Orang Asli community had never been involved in corruption or they were aware about the white-collar crime but did not…

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44 Orang Asli In Perak Embrance Islam

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IPOH – “I delved into Islam with friends even while at school and today I had the opportunity to recite the syahadah (declaration of the Islamic faith),” said Nor Laili Osaman of the Makmur Orang Asli village in Ulu Kinta. Nor Laili, 21, was among 44 Orang Asli from Kinta and Tapah who embraced Islam…

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80 Orang Asli Hand Over Memo On Customary Land Encroachment

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KOTA BHARU – About 80 orang asli from four villages in Lojing, Gua Musang have handed over a memorandum to the Kelantan menteri besar to object to the encroachment of customary land in the area. The memorandum was handed over to the menteri besar’s senior private secretary, Aad Syazwan Mohamad at the Kota Darul Naim…

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Orang Asli Not Left Behind In Technology

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SUNGAI SIPUT – They may live in the interior area, but the Orang Asli at Pos Poi are not left behind in technology with the availability of Internet and telephone facilities there. A resident, Rosli Hitam, 36, said the availability of the facilities had made their life easier. “Since there is telephone coverage in the…

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Orang Asli Reserve Land Issue To Be Resolved By Year End

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BERA – The issue of Orang Asli reserve land is expected to be resolved by the end of this year, said Rural and Regional Development (KKLW) Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Ismail Sabri said that so far 79,000 hectares of reserve land had been surveyed and were awaiting gazettement while 24,000 hectares had been…

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4 Orang Asli Pupils Buried En Masse In A Grave In Kampung Penad

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GUA MUSANG – The four Orang Asli pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tohoi, who were found dead after being missing in the thick jungle in Pos Tohoi here since August, were buried en masse in a grave in Kampung Penad here today. They were Ika Ayel, 7, Haikal Yaakob, 8, Linda Rosli, 8, and Juvina…

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DNA Test Confirms Body, Skeletal Remains Belong To Ika And Juvina

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KOTA BAHARU: One of the two skeletal remains found during the search for the missing seven Orang Asli pupils in Pos Tohoi, Gua Musang early this month, has been confirmed as belonging to seven-year-old Juvina David and one of the two bodies, is of nine-year-old Ika Ayel. Kelantan Police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said it…

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DPM Saddened By Death Of Four Orang Asli Students

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WASHINGTON DC – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed his sadness on the death of four Orang Asli students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Tohoi who previously went missing together with three others in Gua Musang, Kelantan. Ahmad Zahid expressed his condolences to the families of the students who died after going missing…

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Remains Belong To Missing Orang Asli Girl

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GUA MUSANG: The remains of a young girl found in the waters of Sungai Perias near here on Wednesday has been identified as eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie. She was one of the seven orang asli children who went missing more than six weeks ago. Her remains had been identified by her uncle at a hospital here…

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Ministry To Study Security Aspects In Orang Asli Schools

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KOTA BAHARU – The rural and regional development ministry will work closely with the education ministry to study security aspects in hostels and schools attended by orang asli students. Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub said a new mechanism should also be conducted in studying the sensitivities of the orang asli community. “We will discuss…

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Government Ensures Orang Asli Not Marginalised

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PEKAN – The government will ensure no ethnic group or race in the country including the Orang Asli (OA) is excluded from deriving development benefits and major changes implemented by the nation currently. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government always implemented various policies to boost the standard of living of the…

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IIUM To Help Develop Orang Asli Community In Gombak

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KUALA LUMPUR – The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) will implement a volunteer programme to develop the Orang Asli community around Gombak, said its president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim. He said that in addition to providing guidance on socio-cultural aspects, IIUM will also conduct a children ‘adoption’ programme and select suitable traditional orang Asli…

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Soil Erosion Endangering Orang Asli Residents In Lojing

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GUA MUSANG – Soil erosion in hilly areas in the Lojing Highlands here is becoming more critical and endangering the lives of hundreds of Orange Asli residents who live here. According to them, several rivers in the area, especially Sungai Belatop, had become more polluted and filled with mud due to the erosion. Chairman of…

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Recycled Drink Packs Bring Cheer To Orang Asli Family

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RAWANG – “I am really happy. I have been waiting anxiously for this house. I kept thinking about it, even dreamt about it,” said Sofian Othman, 25, an Orang Asli of Temuan tribe. Earning only RM600 a month, the gardener has been wishing for a better place called home in his own village in Kampung…

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