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'Orang Asli headmen sacked for fighting the gov't'

Annabelle Lee

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Modified 4 May 2017, 10:53 am

Two Orang Asli 'tok batin' (village headmen) in Johor were sacked by the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) in March for allegedly "fighting the government".

Ledang Orang Asli Action Committee deputy secretary Mohd Norazmin Abdul Aziz told Malaysiakini that he was relayed this information during a meeting with Jakoa director-general Mohd Jamalludin Kasbi, pertaining to the sacking of Kampung Air Tawas headman Mengek bin Acai and Kampung Tanah Gembur tok batin Jengkeng bin Jani.

"When we met with Jamaluddin to hand him our memorandum, we were told that the two headmen were sacked because they did not attend government events and were 'fighting' the government," he said...

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