Life for the Orang Asli known as indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia has been anything but easy. It is as rough and challenging as the paths and tracks leading to their remote villages deep in the forests.
The fact is, many Malaysians do not know much about the Orang Asli, or how the disappearing rain forest as a result of economic activities can pose a threat to their ancient practices.
Many Orang Asli tribes, especially those living deep in the forest, are at risk of being displaced due to logging and other economic activities.
They are fighting to stay on the land that they have lived on for generations. Their plight gained national attention when they erected blockades to prevent logging near their village, which has been permitted by the state government.
The villagers are determined to stop the loggers from clearing the forest that they have depended on for their livelihood.