Malaysia's Original People: Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli
Studies indigenous minorities or called “Orang Asli” in Malay language which include 19 subgroups of different cultures and languages. Investigates their linguistics, archaeology, history, religion, education, health, social changes, and rights over land and resources. Learns about their origin, ethnicity, their prehistoric tools for living, language of eating and drinking. Explores the folk belief in ghost, shamanism, and cosmological map. Narrates their social life, local wisdom, destruction of their ways of life and health quality due to forestation, and the establishment of their land rights. Sheds the light on Orang Asli’s future through their struggle for women higher education and building self-determination.