“For indigenous peoples, the environment is inextricably linked to every aspect of their lives and survival. They are the pillars of sound environmental governance.” – with these words Tan Sri Razali Ismail, from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKUM), welcomed participants to the 6th Southeast Asian Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness.
“Para los pueblos indígenas el medio ambiente está estrechamente vinculado a todos los aspectos de su vida y su supervivencia, por lo que son los pilares de una gobernanza ambiental sólida”, fueron las palabras de bienvenida de Tan Sri Razali Ismail, de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Malasia (SUHAKUM), a los asistentes a la 6.ª Conferencia del Sudeste Asiático sobre los Derechos Humanos y los Agronegocios.
Sabah (Malaysia) - The High Court of Sabah just settled a landmark agreement between the indigenous Dusun and Sungai peoples of Tongod District and Genting Plantations. The case, which has dragged on since 1997 and been in the courts since 2002, concerns a large-scale palm oil development on community lands in central Sabah (North Borneo).
A new report issued by SAVE Rivers, a Sarawak Indigenous Peoples Network, details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by both the government and companies planning to build a huge dam across Sarawak’s second largest river, the Baram.