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Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) - The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia

Background

The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia or Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) is the umbrella network for 21 community-based non-governmental organisations that have indigenous peoples' issues as the focus. As the focal point for indigenous rights and advocacy in Malaysia, JOAS provides the indigenous communities with representation not just nationally but regionally and internationally as well.

Please visit JOAS website here for further information: http://orangasal.blogspot.fr/

JOAS Member Organisations on the Web

Borneo Research Institute (BRIMAS)

Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)

Partners of Community Organisations (PACOS TRUST)

Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA)

 

Relevant resources

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Tongod villagers secure settlement of land claim with palm oil developer Genting Plantations

8 April, 2016

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).

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Sarawak: New report details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by dam builders

19 August, 2014

No Consent to Proceed

 

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.

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No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) - The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia
PACOS Trust, Sabah (Partners of Community Organisation)

18 August, 2014

No Consent to Proceed

 

This 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.

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Conflict or Consent? The oil palm sector at a crossroads

FPP, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia

7 November, 2013

Conflict or consent? The oil palm sector at a crossroads

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Growing global demand for palm oil is fuelling the large-scale expansion of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia and Africa. Concerns about the environmental and social impacts of the conversion of vast tracts of land to monocrop plantations led in 2004 to the establishment of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which encourages oil palm expansion in ways that do not destroy high conservation values or cause social conflict. Numerous international agencies have also called for reforms of national frameworks to secure communities’ rights and to develop sound land governance.

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Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) - 2013

Thomas Jalong, President, Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS)

18 March, 2013

Summary

This submission focuses on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples (orang asal) in Malaysia.

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Indigenous peoples' letter to the World Bank on the conduct of the safeguards review consultations

Joan Carling (AIPP) and various IPOs and NGOs

11 March, 2013


Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President
World Bank

March 4, 2013

Dear Dr. Kim,

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New briefing: Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the RSPO; Are the companies keeping their promises? Findings and recommendations from Southeast Asia and Africa

Forest Peoples Programme
SawitWatch

29 October, 2012

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the RSPO; Are the companies keeping their promises?

This briefing, launched on the occasion of the 10th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10), draws together the key findings of fourteen studies on FPIC in RSPO member/certified plantations based on the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) and related Indicators and Guidance, and makes recommendations for reforms in the way palm oil companies honour the principle of FPIC and respect customary rights to land.

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil: are the companies keeping their promises?

15 October, 2012

Indigenous Dayak community members form a road-block in protest against pollution of their rivers and grabbing of their lands

The right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria establishes how equitable agreements between local communities and companies (and governments) can be developed in ways that ensure the legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples and other local rights-holders are respected

[1]. From March to October 2012, timed to coincide with the RSPO Principles and Criteria Review[2], Forest Peoples Programme and its local partners[3] undertook a series of independent studies of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia and Africa. The purpose of these studies is to provide detailed field information on how and whether rights to land and to FPIC are being adequately respected by companies, to expose any malpractice of palm oil companies, and to argue for a strengthening of the RSPO procedures and standards where necessary.

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First Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund takes place

15 October, 2012

The Green Climate Fund, the body tasked to deliver climate funds under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has met for the first time. Indigenous Peoples challenged rules of participation and engagement and called for the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights.

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