“Datuk dapat, Orang Asli tak dapat?”

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Orang Asli upset with BR1M rejection
1:30PM Mar 5, 2012 Malaysiakini.com

A member of the Temuan Orang Asli tribe is vexed that his BR1M application has been rejected despite his not having an income.

Dewi Malam, 52, who hails from Kampung Orang Asli Pulau Kempas in Hulu Langat, Selangor, said the received a reply from the Finance Ministry on Feb 16 that he was not qualified.

NONE “I have not had a regular income in the last seven years. If the government doesn’t give the money, it’s fine, but don’t deprive the people who really need it,” Dewi said.

He said in an interview with malaysiakini.tv that he suffered disabilities in his left arm and has had trouble finding a job.

Among the reasons cited in the reply was that Dewi’s pay was not under RM3,000, on top of him not being in the National Registration Department’s (JPN) database.

He later…

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