5 Orang Asli lodge complaint with Bukit Aman after Perak police turn them away

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Orang Asli representatives outside the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to lodge a complaint about the shooting incident by an assemblyman. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Nazir Sufari, January 26, 2016.

After being barred by Perak police from lodging a report, a group of Temiar Orang Asli from the state filed a complaint with the police disciplinary board at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.

One of the Orang Asli, Anjang Aluej, said the villagers from Kampung Sungai Papan had wanted to lodge a report against an assemblyman for firing his gun into the air while on a visit to their village on January 19.

The assemblyman had gone to the village to observe the installation of a generator and had fired the shot without any provocation.

Five villagers, including three witnesses to the incident, then went to lodge a police report but were turned away at the Gerik police station and again at the Lenggong police station. Read more

Orang Asli’s way of life threatened

Source: The Star Online

GUA MUSANG: For centuries, the jungle and rivers have provided everything for the Temiar people, the orang asli who have always lived in this part of the country.

But the modern world has come calling, and ecroaching into their space. Now, the Temiar’s very existence is under threat.

Their way of life – harvesting and hunting all they need, and sharing what they have with the whole community – is dying out.

Villager Dendi Johari, from Kampung Penad, said outsiders have been exploiting the easy going nature of his community.

He pointed out that Temiar culture dictates that the community share what they have with each other. Read more