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Those who wish to unite KDM community must be sincere, says...

KDM paramount leader Joseph Pairin Kitingan says politics has always been in the way of uniting the KDM community while his brother says the presence of migrants makes it more possible for unity now.

Fight for rights of Sabah’s indigenous people will not stop, says...

Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the Huguan Siou of the Kadazandusun Muruts, says although some problems have been resolved there remain many issues that adversely affect the indigenous people of Sabah.

Warisan-led govt just a continuation of BN rule, says anti-dam group

The Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam says mega projects once condemned by Warisan are now being revived.

Sabah villagers wage 40-year battle over land after ‘trick’ by forestry...

Villagers in Pitas claim the land was awarded to them by the Sabah government in 1971 but Safoda later 'tricked' them and turned the whole area into a large-scale plantation for acacia trees.

Strengthen Native Court to regain lost traditions, urges Sabah NGO

Partners of Community Organisations in Sabah Trust says the Native Court no longer serves its original purpose.

UN special rapporteur ready to help govt protect indigenous people’s rights

An earlier planned visit was delayed after the Department of Orang Asli Development was moved to a different ministry.

The plight of our indigenous people

Pakatan Harapan has its work cut out for it if it truly wishes to address the plight of our Orang Asli.

Indigenous people protest for their rights in Washington

They gathered on Washington's snowy National Mall, some wearing traditional dress and carrying signs.

Ongkili: I am proud to be called a native, no real...

He points out that the term ‘natives’ carries with it special rights and privileges for the tribal groups as citizens of the Federation of Malaysia.

Time to help the first Malaysians

With the Cameron Highlands by-election showing the importance of the Orang Asli as voters, it is only right for the government to implement effective programmes to uplift the community, including granting them land rights.

Murders of indigenous people fighting for forests hit record high

A report finds traditional communities play a key role in managing forests and reducing climate change but, under growing pressure from incursions, murders of forest and land defenders hit a record 185 known cases in 2017, up from 83 in 2013.

Include activists, civil society in MA63 committees, says Sabah group

Himpunan Asasi Rakyat Untuk Sabah also proposes state-level committees in Sabah, Sarawak and Malaya to discuss matters locally before bringing the issues to the federal committees.

Free flow of foreign investments bad for natives, says Sabah activist

Andrew Atama Ambrose wants the government to study the impact of foreign investments, particularly Chinese investments, on the life of indigenous people in Sabah.

Germany to return human remains from Namibian genocide

Often stolen and brought to Germany without respect for human dignity, many of the remains were stored on dusty shelves in universities and clinics.

Suaram: Set up ministry to protect Orang Asal rights

Suaram director Dr Kua Kia Siong says the community still faces many problems.

Orang Asli elders in Perak bent on rejecting BN

They say the BN government has encroached on their land and destroyed the natural environment.

‘Disgusting’, Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

Pauline Hanson says she is not racist over criticism of '20 minutes' sequence featuring a man playing a didgeridoo in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Orang Asli form blockades to stop Gua Musang logging

They say they have to resort to this action because the state authorities are not acting on their complaints that the extensive logging is disrupting their livelihood.

Sabah Pakatan Harapan defends manifesto, says PBS fears own shadow

Sabah PH information chief Adrian Lasimbang tells PBS’ Johnny Mositun that PBS did nothing to help rural folk when it was in power.

Sarawak group wants extension to citizenship exercise deadline

The Sarawak Dayak Iban Association says too many stateless children in the state have yet to be dealt with by a special task force as the deadline of Dec 31 draws near.

Government won’t rob natives of their land, Sarawak Deputy CM assures

Douglas Uggah Embas says the Sarawak government is working on a holistic solution to resolving the native customary rights land issue.

In Federal Court, Sarawak natives suffer yet another blow

Apex court sets aside decisions of lower courts on a 600ha piece of disputed native ancestral land, but orders the state government to pay the natives who own the land compensation.

Suhakam: Budget 2018 must address problems of refugees, detention centres

Malaysian Human Rights Commission chairman Razali Ismail calls for a human rights-based budget that also caters to the needs of local and foreign children, indigenous people and the disabled.

Stop spreading bigotry in Sabah, Perkasa told

Parti Cinta Sabah says it views the Chinese in Sabah and Sarawak as part of one big family and not foreigners.