K'tan offers settlement in Gua Musang Temiar land case

Modified 31 May 2017, 12:13 am

The Kelantan government on Monday offered to recognise a fraction of the land the Temiar people are claiming stake to in Gua Musang, after the Orang Asli community took the matter to court.

However, the state is only wiling to recognise some 394ha, or three percent of the 12,000-plus hectares the Temiar are claiming as their ancestral land.

"We are given to understand that, basically, it involves recognising those parts of the claimed lands that the Temiars had settled in and cultivated. But not to the wider traditional territories or their subsistence and cultural base," Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) director Colin Nicholas said in a statement....

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