A CHILD is reportedly raped by her bus driver in Petaling Jaya. Government agencies, and an opposition Member of Parliament, call for immediate and strict action. Compare that to the responses or lack thereof that greeted evidence that Penan girls and women were being raped by truck drivers from logging companies in the Sarawak interiors.
Tan Sri Alfred Jabu
THE phenomenon of indigenous women like the Penan being violated is not peculiar to Malaysia. Indeed, there are parallels in other countries, including a developed nation like the US. In their 2007 report, Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA, Amnesty International (AI) reported that indigenous women […]
KUCHING, 5 Dec 2008: The Sarawak Government will convince 308 Penan nomads at nine areas in Belaga, Murum and Sungai Plieran that a programme to resettle them was to improve their livelihood. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said the resettlement was set to be implemented by next year, once a proposal on its […]