The Effectiveness of Resettlement of Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia

Jamalunlaili Abdullah, Che Bon Ahmad


The Orang Asli economically is the most marginalized ethnic group in Malaysia. This is due to their low education attainment, heavy dependence on subsistence agriculture and their locations in the interior of the country. The paper evaluates the effectiveness of this program, specifically the success and failure of each program. The methodologies are a review of literature that has documented resettlement of Orang Asli as well as works that have been done by the authors on some resettlement cases in Peninsular Malaysia. It synthesises and summarises these works to determine the effectiveness of the resettlement and redevelopment program of Orang Asli.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.



Orang Asli; marginalization; resettlement program; PROSDET Pantos; Bukit Lanjan; Ulu Kluang; Sungai Berua; Malaysia

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