Quickiepedia | Outcasts in their own land - The Orang Asli

In Malaysia, the indigenous peoples, or the Orang Asal, make up 12 percent of the population. According to our constitution, they are designated as a privileged group but in reality they are “lain-lain”, or the others, words often used to describe them even on official forms. In this episode of Quickiepedia, we’ll take a brief look at the lives of our fellow Aboriginal Malaysians

There are indigenous communities and settlements on both sides of the South China Sea, in East and West Malaysia. Let’s look at the Orang Asli population in West Malaysia first. There are 18 different tribes in this part of Malaysia that make up a relatively small population of just 200,000 - that’s a mere 0.8% of the population.

Two thirds of this community are distributed between Pahang and Perak while the rest spread across Kelantan, Terengganu, Selangor and Johor.

Source: Kini TV

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