Tag "Batek community"

Back to homepage

Batek community deaths: Forensic team concluding its probe

PUCHONG: The Health Ministry’s forensic team is due to conclude its findings on what caused the death of 12 people from the Batek tribe in Kuala Koh in May. Speaking to the media today, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said the

Read More

Quarantined Batek people allowed to return to Kuala Koh

The 173 measles-infected Orang Asli from the Batek tribe quarantined for 36 days at the temporary evacuation centre (PPS) in Taman Etnobotani in Gua Musang, Kelantan, returned to their respective homes in Kampung Kuala Koh yesterday evening. They were transported

Read More

170 Orang Asli still at measles evacuation centre

GUA MUSANG: A total of 170 measles-infected Orang Asli people from the Batek tribe are still housed at the temporary evacuation centre in Taman Etnobotani. Gua Musang social welfare department officer Hizani Ibrahim said the evacuees, who had been sent

Read More

Kelantan: No need for inquest to investigate the deaths of Orang Asli

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan state government shot down a request by a Barisan Nasional MP to hold an inquest to investigate the deaths of 15 people from the Batek community in Kuala Koh. Kelantan deputy menteri besar Datuk Mohd Amar

Read More

The deaths of 14 Bateks included in Putrajaya vs Kelantan

PUTRAJAYA: The federal government would be adding the deaths of the 14 people of the Batek tribe in its suit against the Kelantan government for encroachment into Orang Asli land. The affidavit was filed last week to further prove that

Read More

JAKOA: Measles attack was a wake-up call for us

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent health crisis involving the Orang Asli community has been an eye-opening episode for many, as problems plaguing the community come to the surface, posing a question mark over what more needs to be done to improve

Read More

Batek community: Three more cases of breathing difficulty

KUALA LUMPUR: Three more new cases of respiratory illness were reported among the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said two of the victims, an 11-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman

Read More

Islamic council’s decision to bury Batek raises questions

PUCHONG: A Twitter user questioned the action of the Kelantan Islamic Council (Maik) in reaching the decision to bury 15 Batek people who died in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan in a single grave.  The decision was made after all

Read More

Mourning for Mursi: What about the Batek tribe, PSM asks Kelantan

PUCHONG: Former Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi died on Tuesday during his trial, triggering a widespread outpouring of grief among Muslim leaders across the world. The Kelantan government also extended its heartfelt condolences to Mursi’s family, with the state assembly offering

Read More

Orang Asli deaths: DPM’s statement cleared Kelantan’s name

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan state government welcomed the statement issued by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who confirmed that the deaths occurred among the Batek tribe in Kuala Koh had nothing to do with water

Read More