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Aboriginal Peoples Act, 1954 (No. 134)

Country/Territory
Malaysia
Document type
Legislation
Date
1954
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the protection, well-being and advancement of the aboriginal peoples of West Malaysia.
Subject
Land & soil
Keyword
Agricultural land Land tenure Ownership Public land Traditional rights/customary rights Right of use Transfer Authorization/permit Institution Indigenous peoples
Geographical area
Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Entry into force notes
The Act into force on 25 February 1954.
Abstract

This Act makes provision with a view to protecting the aboriginal peoples who inhabit in West Malaysia. Such protection comprises different elements, and deals in particular with land occupancy and land tenure. Sections 5 establishes the Commissioner for Aboriginal Affairs, who shall be in charge of the enforcement and compliance with these provisions.

Full text
English