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Mabo: Whistle blowing the State government on native title in Malaysia

Yogaratnam, Jeswynn (2008). Mabo: Whistle blowing the State government on native title in Malaysia. Alternative Law Journal ,33(4):240-243.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 81703129xPUB1
Title Mabo: Whistle blowing the State government on native title in Malaysia
Author Yogaratnam, Jeswynn
Journal Name Alternative Law Journal 
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1037-969X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 240
End Page 243
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Melbourne
Publisher Legal Service Bulletin Co-Operative Ltd.
Field of Research 1801 - Law
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This article looks into the issues surrounding the concept of land ownership by the indigenous people in Malaysia. The policies of Commonwealth and state governments in Australia which were once influenced and constrained by cases like Mabo No 2 now act to sideline Aboriginal customary interests in land. This is in contrast to the position in Malaysia, in which the courts have continued to develop the law of Indigenous land rights extrapolating from Mabo No 2. The article outlines the development of the law in the controversial case of Sagong bin Tasi which is pending appeal in the Malaysian Federal Court. The scope and application of ‘sui generis’ Indigenous rights will be tested in this case.
 
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