TV SMITH's Dua Sen: Children Of The Orang Asli
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CHILDREN OF THE ORANG ASLI
by TV Smith
30/11/05


The Orang Asli community in Janda Baik received health checks and treatment from the roving Ti-Ratana / Lions Club of Serdang Mobile Clinic recently. I tagged along to observe the efforts of this bunch of energetic volunteers, once again.

With rapid deforestation and dislocation, the indigenous minority groups are at a precarious crossroad. Coerced by the state to assimilate into mainstream society, most ended up living on the fringe with wobbly feet in both worlds. Paradoxically, with education their children may be their best hope for reclaiming what is left of their ancestral lands, identity and culture...

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Curious Trio - Olympus E-1, ISO 800, f5, 1/160 sec
Tears For Fear - Olympus E-1, ISO 400, f3.5, 1/400 sec

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TV Smith's cameras furnished by Olympus Malaysia.

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