KOTA KINABALU, June 12 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Human Rights Commission
(Suhakam) is expecting the report on its National Inquiry Into Orang
Asli/Indigenous People Land Rights to be completed in September.
Its chairman, Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, said the report, which would contain the
long-, medium- and short-term solutions on the issue, would also be submitted to
the Parliament, federal and state governments for further action.
"We will come out with proposals and suggestions to solve the issue in a
professional report," he told a press conference during a media luncheon here
Hasmy said Suhakam would also monitor and conduct a follow up after
submitting the report to ensure that all suggestions and proposed solutions to
the Orang Asli and Indigenous People land issues could be implemented by the
On the public hearing on the National Inquiry Into Customary Land Right of
Indigenous People in Sabah, he said it was running smoothly, involving 65
witnesses who had testified about various issues, including on overlapping
claims, communal grant and the native customary rights.
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Several public hearing sessions had also been conducted in Selangor, Negeri
Sembilan, Perak, Kelantan, Johor, Pahang and Sabah to gather as much information
on customary land in the country.
Hasmy said he would also convene a meeting with the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to enable the report to be tabled and debated in
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