Malaysia

Mega Dams: Glorifying Bakun to Promote Papar

In Malaysia, despite long- standing problems and complaints of the indigenous peoples affected by Bakun Dam, and without the free, prior, and informed consent of local populations, the government is planning to build another such project: Papar Dam. In this article, ICCA Consortium Member SAVE Rivers reports on the situation. Read more ▸

National Workshop on ICCAs held in Malaysia

A multi-stakeholder workshop organized by PACOS Trust and SGP-Malaysia called for more support for communities’ self-strengthening efforts, the establishment of a national ICCA working group and the development of a dedicated law on ICCAs—Territories of Life. Read more ▸

National seminar on ICCAs in Malaysia held back-to-back with World Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous peoples’ organisations from across Malaysia gathered for a full-day seminar on ICCAs on 8 August 2018 in Bau, Sarawak. Unique to different Indigenous peoples in the three regions of Malaysia, terms such as Pemakai Menua, Pulau Galau, Gompi Guno and Ingaladan represent sophisticated systems of Indigenous customary laws and practices that enable the respective communities to live in harmony with their traditional territories.  Read more ▸