Nicol David’s vlog: My day with the Orang Asli

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nicol David visits the Orang Asli community of Kampung Ulu Tual to learn about their needs - and their solutions.

The field trip was organised in conjunction with the oncoming launch of the first Malaysia Human Development Report (MHDR), themed “Redesigning an Inclusive Future”. The report is an analysis of the country’s development since the New Economic Policy (NEP) was implemented in 1971, and highlights many key issues faced by different communities in Malaysia, including the Orang Asli.

Bumiputera minorities in Sabah and Sarawak and the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia remain the most vulnerable ethnic groups in Malaysia. This field visit aimed to provide a platform for the Orang Asli community to share their experiences, challenges and hopes; as well as to promote an inclusive future that enables all communities to participate in and benefit from the country’s growth and development.

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