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Hoping For A Better Future

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

This second of four articles on the Batek Orang Asli tribe in Kuala Tahan, Pahang, zooms in on a special class where a group of Batek children are getting their first taste of school.

JERANTUT (Bernama) -- In the Batek language, "samaq" means hope.

 

Throwing An Education Lifeline To The Batek Community

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

Orang Asli families belonging to the Batek indigenous group in Kuala Tahan continue to adhere to their traditional way of life which, inevitably, has left them out of the mainstream of society. This first of four articles on the community looks at efforts to make schooling accessible to the children.

JERANTUT (Bernama) -- "Dadu, wake up! Dadu, take your bath... you promised to go to school the other day.