At FORUM-ASIA, we employ a range of strategies to effectively achieve our goals and create a lasting impact.

Through a diverse array of approaches, FORUM-ASIA is dedicated to achieving our objectives and leaving a lasting imprint on human rights advocacy.

Who we work with

Our interventions are meticulously crafted and ready to enact tangible change, addressing pressing issues and empowering communities.

Each statements, letters, and publications are meticulously tailored, poised to transform challenges into opportunities, and to empower communities towards sustainable progress.

Multimedia Stories

With a firm commitment to turning ideas into action, FORUM-ASIA strives to create lasting change that leaves a positive legacy for future generations.

Explore our dedicated sub-sites to witness firsthand how FORUM-ASIA turns ideas into action, striving to create a legacy of lasting positive change for future generations.

Subscribe our monthly e-newsletter

MALAYSIA – Palm oil industry and government violate their rights, say the indigenous

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

malaysia_rampaging.jpgMore than a hundred indigenous people launched their report entitled "Rampaging the Rainforests" on 21 February 2009, during "Randau Pemansang" meaning "forum on development of indigenous people". The report presents facts of how their native customary right, right to land and right to livelihood have been violated by the palm oil industry and the Malaysian government.

"The floods have carried pesticides used in the palm oil plantations to our rivers and poisoned our waters. This means that the government is poisoning us", said James Adau, a leader from Sibu, a participant to the forum. He encouraged all the indigenous peoples to rise up against all injustices "for we have no other choice".

The report contains findings and recommendations on the land rights of the indigenous people in Sarawak, eastern Malaysia.

They also started an online petition addressing the issue to the government, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and the ministry of Sarawak.