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Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

In early August 2018, a plantation company destroyed a six-month-old blockade set up by an indigenous Orang Asli community in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. According to a news report, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli ...

The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People
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The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People

Check out these two excellent documentaries about the indigenous Mani people of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. ...

EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations
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EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations

A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora ...

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

The military presence in West Papua is almost always accompanied by human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture. Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for more than a tho ...

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore is a growing movement of indigenous activism that started with Canada's First Nations taking a stand against a long history of systematic, institutionalized abuse by the Canadian authorities. ...

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

“The fighting has intensified right now… We heard the sound of armaments and explosions three times last night… When we visited the refugee camps, the refugees’ faces reflect suffering, anxiety, and concern. ...

West Papua Tribal Leader Tells World About Injustice in Homeland

West Papua Tribal Leader Tells World About Injustice in Homeland

Tribal Leader Benny Wenda is on a mission around the Caribbean to sensitize the region about the modern day colonialism in the country of West Papua, a province of Indonesia covering the western peninsula of the isla ...

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

On the sidelines of the Papuan People's struggle for self-determination, at a local level Papuan communities continue to resist the logging and mining industries that are destroying their forests. ...

Indigenous Papuans Fear Large Logging Companies Are Destroying Ancient Forests
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Indigenous Papuans Fear Large Logging Companies Are Destroying Ancient Forests

Indigenous communities in West Papua, Indonesia worry about large logging companies coming in to destroy their ancient rainforest. ...

Amnesty International: Continuing Violations of Human Rights in Indonesia

Amnesty International: Continuing Violations of Human Rights in Indonesia

In its annual report for 2011, released in May, Amnesty International issued a broad condemnation regarding the performance of Indonesian security forces and of the Indonesian judicial system, singling out for partic ...

EU Conveniently Ignores Indonesia’s Human Rights Record

EU Conveniently Ignores Indonesia’s Human Rights Record

This week’s deal should be congratulated but economic and ecological discussions should always be used as opportunities to raise human rights concerns. ...

Wikileaks uncovers corruption, neglect and human rights abuses in Papua

Wikileaks uncovers corruption, neglect and human rights abuses in Papua

A September 2009 cable from the US embassy in Jakarta, obtained from wikileaks, says: “The region is politically marginalized and many Papuans harbor separatist aspirations". ...