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Day: January 22, 2019

Break fewer coconuts during Thaipusam Devotees urged

Devotees celebrating Thaipusam on January 20th are urged to break fewer coconuts.  The money used for breaking coconuts can be channeled to fulfill the various needs of a fraction of Indian community that still lives below poverty level. Breaking coconut during Thaipusam is a cleansing ritual practiced by Hindu devotees.  It is a symbolic representation of surrendering one’s ego in the...
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SAM Supports Federal Government Move to Sue Kelantan Government

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the first of a kind civil suit brought by the Federal Government against Kelantan. SAM applauds the Government's seriousness and sincerity in recognising, respecting and upholding the rights of the Orang Asli in the country as per our Constitution. For long, indigenous communities, the country's most marginalised have been struggling to have their voices...
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