Orang Asli: Right, Problems & Solutions

Published: 13 July 2010

From the Introduction by Suhakam:

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) commissioned Dr. Colin Nicholas, who is the Founder and Coordinator of the Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) to prepare the report on the needs and issues
confronting the Orang Asli community in Peninsular Malaysia.

He has undertaken a comprehensive study noting historical, legislative and socio-economic challenges confronting this disadvantaged and marginalised community. While the data in the study reflects the relevant progress of the Orang Asli previous to 2010, the spirit of the issues highlighted may be relevant to date.

This is a valuable study especially in light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

It is now published for further study, reflection and appropriate action to enhance the economic, social and cultural rights of the Orang Asli community.