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Malaysia: Further information: Indigenous peoples face disposession

, Index number: ASA 28/3920/2021

The Selangor Forestry Department has not responded to the more than 45,000 objections from Indigenous peoples, Malaysian citizens and local representatives to the proposed removal of “forest reserve” status of over 930 hectares of ancestral land customarily owned by the largely Temuan Indigenous people. Instead, the Selangor Forestry Department is likely to proceed with the degazetting, disregarding the principle of free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples and putting corporate development ahead of the welfare of citizens.