Press Release 25 April 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) supports the New Straits Times editorial published on April 24, 2019, titled, NST Leader: “A meaningful future for the community.”
The editorial was written in conjunction with the recently held 2019 Orang Asli Convention, where the Prime Minister announced the plan to develop a National Orang Asli Development Blueprint.
SAM welcomes the announcement of the blueprint and shares the view that such a national plan is long overdue.
The editorial raises at least three important points that must be taken into account in order to ensure that the blueprint will meaningfully serve its purpose.
First, the development of the blueprint requires comprehensive consultations with the Orang Asli community themselves.Read more