Indigenous Malaysians Draw Maps of Burial Grounds to Fend Off Land Seizure

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Indigenous groups in Malaysia are using drones and knowledge from village elders to create detailed maps of burial grounds to stake claim to land that is ancestrally theirs and to fight a new law that has led to massive land seizures, according to Reuters. The new land law, implemented in the rainforest-dense Sarawak state of Borneo, seems to be a move by the Malaysian government to maximize the territory for commercial plantations and logging projects. Last week, hundreds of indigenous took … [Read more...]