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Often perceived as a minority group, the indigenous Penan will be among Sarawak's "king makers" in the polls. Each and every vote from them is deemed important, especially in grey areas like the Baram parliamentary seat. "We value the Penan votes.
A Malaysian paper which had published a highly controversial report accusing the Penan tribe of practising incest has been forced to apologize to the members of the tribe. The current report has been one of the latest in a string of inaccurate and
Metro Ahad has apologised to all Sarawakians, especially the Penans, who were offended by an article titled "Ibuku isteriku, bapaku suamiku" (My mother my wife, my father my husband) that was carried in its online edition www.hmetro.com.my on Sunday.
The Penan community of Ba Jawi in Sarawak's Upper Baram region has today lodged a collective action lawsuit against Malaysian timber giant Samling and the state government of Sarawak over 15,000 hectares of primary rainforest in order to protect
Logging companies have destroyed much of the rainforest the Penan rely on. They and other tribes are now seeing their land being sold off for palm oil plantations. Indigenous people have filed more than 100 land rights cases in the Sarawak courts.
Oct 20, 2010 Penan tribespeople of Sarawak, Malaysia shout for their rights in the face of logging and plantation companies. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) The Penan people of Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, are losing their livelihoods as
Native folk in ulu Baram in northern Sarawak want the proposed Baram Dam to be scrapped as Sarawak was already acquiring the Bakun Dam. They are alarmed over the move by Sarawak authorities to start clearing land to construct a highway to facilitate
The National Registration Department (NRD) is now carrying out an intensive operation to register the Penans living in Belaga and upper Baram so as to provide them with identification cards and birth certificates. Home Affairs Ministry secretary-
17 From the testimonies gathered from the victims, family members and their fellow tribe members, it does seem that sexual violence against the Penan has taken on a life of its own, reports Hilary Chiew . It is systematic and endemic, screamed the '
An MP has asked the Government to set up a Royal Commission to look into the alleged sexual abuse and rape of Penan girls and women in Sarawak. Ampang) said she had submitted a notice to the Speakers Chambers on Monday for the Dewan Rakyat to debate