Development For Indigenous People
Carefully Thought Out
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The development
programme involving indigenous communities is carefully
thought out and not emotionally driven by certain quarters,
said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
hence, the government was sensitive and listen to the problems
aired by indigenous people as their well-being was the prime
concern of the government.
any proposals, objections or dissatisfactions should be
aired through proper channels and to the authorities.
us not copycat foreign culture by resorting to outrageous
actions that will only demean our status as indigenous people,"
he said at the World's Indigenous Peoples celebration at
Penampang here today.
text of speech was read by Sabah Kadazandusun Cultural Association
deputy president Datuk Richard Bainon.
that indigenous communities have the right to come to the
defence of their rights when they were trampled upon, Pairin,
who is also the paramount leader of the Kadazandusun community,
have certain rights to protect, particularly our culture,
identity, customary land, territories, and resources.
we must remember that as the indigenous community, we are
bound by customs and ethics that needed to be preserved
and maintained as they reflect the fundamental of our civilisation."