Constitutional amendments related to Orang Asli are expected to be tabled in 2027

Constitutional amendments related to Orang Asli are expected to be tabled in 2027

SEREMBAN: Amendments to the Federal Constitution related to the interests of the Orang Asli community are expected to be tabled in Parliament no later than 2027.
Cameron Highlands Member of Parliament Datuk Ramli Mohd Nor said so far, the process of engaging with the Orang Asli community and non-governmental organizations is actively underway and has received positive feedback.

He said the amendment of the Federal Constitution for the benefit of the Orang Asli community has so far been carried out in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang Barat, Perak, and Kedah.

“After finishing all the dealings, this matter will be brought to the Prime Minister and then, at the latest (presented in Parliament), before the end of this 15th term,” he told reporters at the Perdana Batin Assembly and the Chairman of the Kampung Orang Development and Security Committee Asli (JPKKOA), as well as the Submission of the Negeri Sembilan JPKKOA Grant Initiative here today.

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives said the amendment to the Federal Constitution would involve two things.

“In this amendment, it is proposed that the responsibility of caring for the Orang Asli be placed on a joint schedule, meaning that the central government and the state government have to take care of many issues such as land, forestry, and the welfare of the Orang Asli.

“We also look at Article 153, which is the interests of the indigenous communities and bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak, but the Orang Asli are not included, so I recommend this amendment,” he said.

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