Aluij Bin Along, 58, (R), Adoi Bin Bloy, 40, (C) and Ashod Pandak,40, (L) walk on blockade made by bamboo and dismantle by unhappy parties at the Gunung Stong Selatan forest reserve, Gua Musang area, state of Kelantan, Malaysia, 08 August 2018. The 'Orang Asli' (indigenous people) community from the Temiar tribe in Gua Musang in the state of Kelantan has been holding demonstrations against the state government since 2015 to show their unhappiness over logging activities that were carried out at their settlements. In 2016, they had set up numerous blockades to prevent loggers from entering their land in Gua Musang.The blockade issues lasted for almost a year, with some of them being arrested. In early 2018, Orang Asli set up three blockades at the Gunung Stong Selatan forest reserve in Gua Musang province to protest against a logging activity and a 'Musang King' durian plantation project at the area. The Temiar are one of the largest of the 18 Orang Asli tribes in Peninsula Malaysia with a total population estimated to be around 32 thousand people. The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples' is observed on 09 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population.
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