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Gov't plans to amend Aboriginal Peoples Act, offer better protection

Hariz Mohd
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EXCLUSIVE | The federal government is planning to propose amendments to the Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954, according to a deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

Mohamed Farid Md Rafik, who is deputy national unity and social well-being minister, said the plan is being developed with the aim of providing better protection for the Orang Asli in the country.

Among the issues being discussed, Farid said, are matters pertaining to the community's rights to their ancestral land...

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