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    Indigenous peoples in Malaysia

    The peoples of the Orang Asli, the Orang Ulu, and the Anak Negeri groups together constitute the indigenous population of Malaysia. Although Malaysia has adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the country’s indigenous population is facing a number of challenges, especially in terms of land rights.
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    13.8 per cent of the 31,660,700 million Malaysian population are indigenous peoples
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    2007: Malaysia adopts the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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    Although Malaysia has adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the country’s indigenous population is facing a number of challenges, especially in terms of land rights.
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Malaysia: National Inquiry Into The Land Rights Of Indigenous Peoples to be conducted

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia SUHAKAM hereby announces that it will be conducting a National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Malaysia.

The Commission has decided to conduct the National Inquiry following numerous complaints and memoranda it has received over the years on alleged infringements of the rights of the Indigenous Peoples to their customary land. These infringements, which are in various forms, are longstanding, persistent and systemic in nature affecting the rights of these communities. The National Inquiry will examine the root causes of the problems relating to native customary right (NCR) to land in a comprehensive manner from a human rights perspective and will recommend appropriate solutions to the problems. The National Inquiry Panel will comprise SUHAKAM Commission members (see Annex A for details) which will be assisted by a line of independent consultants (see Annex B for details) who have been selected by the Commission based on their wide knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of indigenous rights.

About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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