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Malaysia: Palm Oil and the Batek Negritos

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For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the...

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Image by James Whitlow Delano. Malaysia, 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.

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