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Video Report : Orang Asal March To Palace
September 13, 2008, 6:01 pm
Filed under: Campaign, Indigenous People, Land, Video Report

To mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration Of The Rights Of The Indigenous People (UN DRIP), the indigenous people of Malaysia’s planned a march to the national palace to submit a memorandum to His Majesty the King.

The group was soon stopped by the police despite assuarances that the march would be permitted with certain imposed restrcitions, all of which, the group have agreed to adhere to.

Read more about the event at malaysiakini.com.


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Obviouslyly, the power-that-be don’t give two hoots to UNDRIP. As usual, the government is only paying lip-service to its international commitment.

A number of developed countries had apologised for their past atrocities to the indigenous communities and here, on the first anniversary of UNDRIP, the police (led a very stern ASP who is an IP himself) was sent in to disrupt the peaceful march.

Nevertheless, the non-stop, courageous singing signals the emancipation of our IP brothers and sisters that they would no longer be marginalised.

Way to go JOAS!

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