Save the Orang Asli, our fellow Malaysians
WE are a group of doctors who served the Orang Asli Affairs Department (Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli or JHEOA) while stationed at Hospital JHEOA, at Batu 6, Jalan Gombak, in the late 1970s.
NRD ordered to register all Orang Asli in Kuala Koh
The National Registration Department is required to ensure that all Orang Asli in Kuala Koh are registered regardless of their age so that they would not miss out on the benefits enjoyed by Malaysians...
Pigeon faeces ruled out as contaminant
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has ruled out pigeon droppings as a contaminant that caused vomiting and breathing difficulty among pupils of SK Tanjung Puteri Resort in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
Bateq folk want govt assurance
GUA MUSANG: The Kampung Kuala Koh Orang Asli villagers here called for assurance from the Federal Government that they will not have to experience another spate of deaths in their community.
MACC looking into claims of possible graft in Kuala Koh
KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained information of possible corruption in Kampung Kuala Koh, the rural settlement in Gua Musang, Kelantan which came under the spotlight recently.
Another death recorded
KUALA LUMPUR: Another death relating to the measles outbreak among the Orang Asli has been reported, making it the fourth death confirmed by the Health Ministry.
Kuala Koh restriction may be lifted soon
KOTA BARU: The Red Zone restriction imposed on Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, the settlement of Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe, may be lifted next week barring any deterioration of the current health environment.
Water sources near Orang Asli village mostly pollution-free
PETALING JAYA: Tests have confirmed that the water sources near Kampung Kuala Koh are mostly free from pollution except for high levels of iron and manganese, says an expert.Water quality specialist Dr Zaki Zainudin said samples taken from the water sources near the Orang Asli settlement showed that the water was “relatively clean”.
Three new cases detected in Kg Kuala Koh
KUALA LUMPUR: Three more Orang Asli of the Bateq tribe were found to be infected with respiratory-related illnesses in Kampung Kuala Koh, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Six more down with measles in Kuala Koh
PUTRAJAYA: Six more new cases of Orang Asli in Kg Kuala Koh confirmed to have been infected with measles were detected but there are no new respiratory-related illness cases, said the Health Ministry.
Jakoa says doing its best to respond to Orang Asli plight
PETALING JAYA: Responding to criticisms about its supposed lack of empathy for the Orang Asli, the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) listed out several initiatives it has carried out to improve the lives of the Bateq in Kuala Koh.
‘Bateq not being relocated’
PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha moorthy and the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) have denied that the Bateq in Kampung Kuala Koh will be moved to another location after the tribe was hit by a fatal measles outbreak.
Post-mortem on 14 Bateq completed, says police
Autopsies on all the 14 bodies and skeletons of the Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang have been completed, said Kelantan Police Chief, Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan.
More Orang Asli down with measles
PETALING JAYA: Seven Orang Asli from Terengganu and four from Pahang have now been confirmed to have measles following an outbreak in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan, said the Health Ministry.
Another Orang Asli man in hospital
KUALA TERENGGANU: Another Orang Asli from Kampung Sungai Berua has been admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital in Kuala Berang here after showing symptoms of respiratory tract infection (RTI), bringing the total number of patients warded there to 10.
Outbreak is a ‘wake-up’ call
PUTRAJAYA: The common measles, combined with a fragile immune system and severe malnutrition, have been cited in the possible deaths of 15 Orang Asli of Kampung Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, says the Health Ministry.
Jakoa to spring clean Bateq settlement
GUA MUSANG: The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) will organise a large-scale gotong-royong to clean up the settlement of the Bateq community in Kampung Kuala Koh.
Lee: Vital to find cause of mysterious illness
PETALING JAYA: More efforts should be made to find out the cause of the mysterious illness plaguing the Orang Asli of Kuala Koh, says Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
Ex-NS camp put to good use
GUA MUSANG: Preparations are being made to turn a former National Service camp into a temporary shelter for the Bateq people now recovering from a mysterious illness.
Police remove another body for post-mortem
GUA MUSANG: Police have removed the body of another Orang Asli from a site near here for a post-mortem as an investigation into the mysterious deaths of members of the Bateq tribe continued.Gua Musang police chief Supt Mohd Taufik Maidin said the body is believed to be that of Mek Nab a/p Tebu, 63, who died on May 2.
Police exhume one more Orang Asli body
Police today brought out another body of the Bateq tribe from a site identified on Wednesday to undergo a postmortem at Gua Musang Hospital at about 4 pm this evening.
DPM: We need to find tipping point
GUA MUSANG: The Health Ministry is working towards determining the illness which has killed 14 Bateq people since last month, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
‘Illness may be from Pahang’
GUA MUSANG: Despite a lack of modern amenities and threats from a mysterious illness, the Bateq people at Kampung Kuala Koh are not about to leave their village.
Eight of 12 Bateq graves found
National Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy on Thursday said authorities had found eight out of the 12 Bateq graves in the Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement.
Need to address root cause
SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) is extremely saddened by the deaths and ill health of the Bateq community living in Kampung Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan.
First Bateq grave found
GUA MUSANG: The orang asli settlement in Kuala Koh has been declared a restricted zone as authorities work to locate 12 resting places of residents believed to have died of a mysterious illness.
Time to honour our original people
COMMENT | The latest deaths of 14 Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe, the country’s last indigenous nomadic community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, with scores more hospitalised is a tragedy Malaysians shoul...
NGOs to file MACC report over illegal mine
PETALING JAYA: A group of Orang Asli will file a complaint to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Temerloh on the allegations of illegal mining in Kuala Koh.