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Don't just talk to 'clueless' Gua Musang village chiefs, minister told

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The proposed dialogue between Gua Musang Orang Asli and the Kelantan and federal governments on how to resolve concerns over deforestation should be open to all Temiar people, a community activist says.

Nasir Nash claimed this is because village chiefs and the villages' committees do not understand the situation on the ground.

"This dialogue is not comprehensive as it does not involve Orang Asli NGOs, activists, and independent bodies.

"They (the government) only invited the village chiefs and village committee members, who don't know the problems of the Orang Asli grassroots," Nasir told Malaysiakini...

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