Penan set up blockade to keep logging firm off ‘ancestral land’

Desmond Davidson

Penans from a dozen settlements in Long Ajeng have erected a blockade on a logging road to stop timber company Samling Group from bringing in equipment to clear the forest. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 14, 2021.

SARAWAK’S ethnic Penans at Long Ajeng deep in the state’s interior have resorted to a blockade to stop a logging company from encroaching on forested land they have claimed as their ancestors’.

The forest is also the source of their livelihood and food, they said.

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