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Malaysia: defending native customary rights

Green Marker Malaysia: defending native customary rights

In 1998, about 10,000 indigenous people were evicted from their original homeland to a resettlement site in the Asap River (Sungai Asap). The resettlement process has been fraught with problems that have yet to be resolved.

 

However, five longhouse communities representing some 100 families refused to move, and seven of their leaders filed a representative action against the State Government of Sarawak in 2000 through Friends of the Earth Malaysia/SAM’s lawyers.

 

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In 1998, about 10,000 indigenous people were evicted from their original homeland to a resettlement site in the Asap River (Sungai Asap). The resettlement process has been fraught with problems that have yet to be resolved.

 

However, five longhouse communities representing some 100 families refused to move, and seven of their leaders filed a representative action against the State Government of Sarawak in 2000 through Friends of the Earth Malaysia/SAM’s lawyers.

 

Find out more

 
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