The forgotten people: a study on the indigenous people of Peninsula Malaysia from the constitutional perspective / Adam Shamsul Anwar … [et al.]

Shamsul Anwar, Adam and Abdul Razak, Ahamd Reza and Mohd Adzmi, Izyan and Shamsudin, Mohamad Sofian (2009) The forgotten people: a study on the indigenous people of Peninsula Malaysia from the constitutional perspective / Adam Shamsul Anwar … [et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

After the establishment of the Federal Constitution, the position of the indigenous people of the Peninsula Malaysia under the Federal Constitution is still vague. This research aims to examine the extent of protection accorded to the Indigenous People of Peninsula Malaysia in the Federal Constitution and in the Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) and also to analyze the legal protection given to the indigenous people in terms of healthcare, land ownership and education as compared to the Natives of Sabah and Sarawak and the Malays. It has been discussed thoroughly in this research that the position of Orang Asli according to Federal Constitution is still vague especially in terms of rights and privileges derived from Article 153. As consequences, the scope of protection to the Orang Asli in terms of healthcare, education and land ownership is insufficient. If there is an amendment to be made to the Federal Constitution to extend the special privileges derive from Article 153 towards Orang Asli, the purpose of such amendment can only be successful if the Orang Asli embrace the fact that they also need to make several changes in their mindset like the Malays and Natives of Sabah and Sarawak by their willingness to accept development in order to gain benefits derive from the Article 153.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
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Shamsul Anwar, Adam
2007297864
Abdul Razak, Ahamd Reza
2007298392
Mohd Adzmi, Izyan
2007298138
Shamsudin, Mohamad Sofian
2007410252
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Abu Hassan, Norila
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Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Constitutional law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Item ID: 46920
Uncontrolled Keywords: Federal Constitution, Peninsula Malaysia, Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134), Orang Asli
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46920

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