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Malaria outbreak: No need to worry, says Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA: There is no need to worry about the malaria outbreak affecting the Orang Asli people from Pos Lenjang in Kuala Lipis, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. Speaking to reporters, he said that the Orang Asli people contracted

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Pos Lenjang Orang Asli warded for malaria

PUCHONG: A total of 10 Orang Asli in Pos Lenjang, Kuala Lipis in Pahang have fallen ill, suspected to be due to plasmodium vivax malaria. Of this number nine have been warded. “This is the most dangerous kind of Malaria.

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Ecocide and Prejudice: A Malaysian Emergency

“Stop deforestation immediately.” I cringed the first time I heard it. Socio-cultural anthropologist Dr Ivan Tacey, who was speaking about the role of the Orang Asli in addressing climate change, made it a key recommendation he repeated throughout the two-hour

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Is forced contraception on Orang Asli’s true?

The above subject has raised serious concerns amongst Malaysians. The explanation by the Health Ministry did not allay the anxiety amongst Malaysians. Severe anaemia in pregnancy is a serious problem. Medical schools devote an entire chapter on “Anaemia in Pregnancy

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Post – mortem can’t confirm Orang Asli deaths

PORT DICKSON: The results of post-mortems on the skeletal remnants of 12 Orang Asli in Kampung Kuala Koh, Kelantan cannot confirm the cause of deaths. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the post-mortems were conducted on the 12

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Another Orang Asli patient admitted to Hulu Terengganu Hospital

KUALA TERENGGANU: Another Orang Asli patient was admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital in Kuala Berang yesterday. According to Terengganu health director, Dr Mohd Jusoh, the 50-year-old woman from Kampung Sungai Berua was admitted after she came to the hospital

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Amalina named as Kelantan Community Icon for proselytization works

KOTA BHARU: Her ability to converse in the Orang Asli dialects has facilitated Nur Amalina Ismail, 27, to convert 20 Orang Asli residents in Gua Musang to Islam since 2014. In recognition for her proselytization works, the Kelantan state government

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72 Batek Orang Asli infected with measles housed at PPS

GUA MUSANG: A total of 72 people from 22 families from the Batek tribe infected with measles have been housed at the temporary relief centre (PPS) in Taman Etnobotani, here, as of yesterday. District Social Welfare Department (SWD) officer Hizani

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Tun Salleh Abas represents Kelantan against Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA: Kelantan has roped in former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas to represent it in an Orang Asli land encroachment case filed by the federal government. Media reports indicated that Salleh would be making his appearance with counsel Khoo Guan

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NGO to Maik: Respect Orang Asli people’s belief

PUCHONG: Back off from the Orang Asli people and let them practise their beliefs in peace, said Pusat Komas, a human rights NGO. In a statement, the NGO slammed the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) for its

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