Orang asli semelai

Conflict of defending land ownership rights

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Abstract

This study focuses on the institutional constraints that prevent the Orang Asli (Indigenous People) from defending the ownership rights of their land. The emphasis on an institutional constraint is only focused on the elements of formal provisions such as Orang Asli land law. Analysis based on the use of institutional approach has found that there exist barriers in land ownership of Orang Asli Semelai or the Semelai indigenous people in the research area. Among the factors identified include Act 134 (Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954), Land Acquisition Act 1960, land deprivation, and weaknesses of the law. Constraints in the provision of Act 134 (Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954) were found to have huge implications on their land ownership issue. The inability of the current law to defend the issue of losing land ownership amongst the indigenous people results in several requirements of strategic actions to be carried out. Among the actions proposed are through the method of participatory mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4S3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Conflict
  • Customary land and ownership
  • Indigenous people
  • Institution

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