Encroachment on Orang Asli Customary Land in Malaysia: Causes & Solutions

Orang Asli Report

The publication of this report is the outcome of a partnership project between Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) which took place between July 2015 and June 2016.  Essentially, the publication argues that encroachments on Orang Asli customary land in Peninsular Malaysia have been caused by systemic governance and legal conditions, as opposed to isolated incidents occurring as a result of the violations of legislative requirements or executive directives. The publication contains 12 in-depth reports involving 13 Orang Asli customary territories in Kelantan, Pahang and Perak. It also analyses the effectiveness of the legal and governance framework in Peninsular Malaysia in providing adequate protection for the Orang Asli customary land. Click here to download report.

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