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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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Campaign against Kaiduan Dam Project (Borneo, Malaysia)

The government of Sabah has granted approval in February 2008 to carry out a feasibility study and submit technical proposals for the implementation of the Kaiduan Dam Project, situated at Ulu Papar in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

A similarly named project, but of a smaller scale, is listed as one of the 16 proposed dams. The 150 metres proposed Kaiduan Dam will mean that about 350 square kilometers of traditional lands will be taken as a water catchment reserve, including the flooded area of 12 square kilometres where 9 villages are currently located.

Tags: Land rights, Climate action

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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