Native Customary Rights: Land Grab




In the 2nd part of our series to cover the Native Customary Rights, Dominic speak to Galus Ahtoi a Dusun from Tambunan who has been educating, fighting, inspiring, protecting and struggling for the indigenous people of Sabah since 1996. He is a coordinator For Land Rights since 1996 with Partners Of Community Organizations and for two terms the Secretary General Of Indigenous Peoples Network Of Malaysia.

Galus explains passionately how thousands of natives are being displaced because of land grabs even though there is the ‘Sabah Land Ordinance’ which clearly defines how land applications are to be processed in the state of Sabah. He gives a detailed account of one such case that involves thousands of villagers in the Tongod District.