Those of you who checked out the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak on 13 July 2008 may have noticed a protest by about 60 indigenous people. They staged a peaceful 30-minute candle-light vigil demanding recognition of their land rights.
Plainclothes police quickly moved in….
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The encroachment into native customary lands by oil palm plantation firms is a huge problem in Sarawak. This is after the lands have been logged. The displacement of natives deprives them of their livelihoods in the forests besides threatening the natural habitat.
If you were there at the music festival, share with us what you saw of the protest.