Malaysia: Palm Oil and the Batek Negritos

June 14, 2011|

The Batek Negrito people are little in stature, little in number and little in the eyes of the government.

Now their forest homeland has been reduced to a sliver of old-growth rainforest sandwiched between Taman Negara National Park, which the government does not want them to enter, and the vast oil palm plantations planted after the forest was clear cut.