Saturday, August 02, 2008

Lih Kang and PR Perak does good for Orang Asli rights.

Good job Chang Lih Kang and the Perak Pakatan Rakyat government....This is the kind of things that we all want to hear happening where Pakatan Rakyat rules...

Orang asli score victory in Gopeng - Star Online, 1/8/2008

GOPENG: The orang asli of five settlements here scored a victory after Gopeng Bhd accepted the Perak Government’s offer of an alternative site to start its oil palm plantation.

State Health, Environment and Human Resources Committee chairman A. Sivanesan said the company agreed that the 136.72ha land in question be returned to the state in exchange for a similar site.

In June, it was reported that Gopeng Bhd’s land-clearing work for a road leading to the site had angered the orang asli from the affected settlements of Ulu Kampar, Ulu Geroh, Kampung Serkal, Ulu Geruntum and Kampung Empang Besar.

“The state has already instructed the Forestry and respective departments to look for an alternative site,” Sivanesan told a press conference here yesterday.

“We consider the matter closed and there won’t be any intrusion or infringement on the rights of the orang asli,” he said.

The orang asli’s spokesman, Bah Azmi Ngah Porgi, said he was moved by the latest turn of events after months of fighting to preserve their land.

“I don’t know what to say. I want to thank the Mentri Besar, Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang and everyone else for understanding our plight,” he said.


ken said...

Pakatan for rakyat!!!

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Anonymous said...

If this was the Barisan Korupsional government, the orang asli would have been arrested and harrased. Just look at what happened to the Penans in Sabah.

Unknown said...

well done.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful miracle! It is always - Orang Asli land taken away or Orang Asli land set aside for oil palm and this and that. Here we are - recognising the rights of the people - the rights of the orang asli to be on their own turf. Saya sokong kamu semua YB yang memahami apa maksudnya human rights. Please do this for other orang aslis too.