Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Indigenous Youths Network of Malaysia
Media Symposium

Langkawit on the Power of Cartoons

PENAMPANG: Thirty-one `Orang Asal' youths from Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang, Perak and Negeri Sembilan are attending a two-day gathering at the Partners of Community Organsations (PACOS) Lomunu Club House  Lomunu here.

The function organised by the Indigenous People's Network Malaysia is also attended by PACOS' representatives as well from the Centre for Orang Asli Concern (COAC), Jaringan Orang Asli Pahang, Jaringan Orang Asli Perak, Sarawak Youth Indigenous Network (SYIN), Borneo Resources Institute, Sarawak (BRIMAS).

The facilitator is journalist Leonard Alaza.

Yesterday the participants were exposed to various issues affecting the Orang Asal during a Diplomacy Training Programmes, among others, on Indigenour People's Rights and Self-Determination, United Nation Declaration the Rights of Indigenous People, and, Lobbying, Advocacy and Media.

Today the youths were introduced to anternative media by Joseph Bingkasan who talked on news portals and blogs. They were also had a good time listening to Sabah-own Lat, cartonist David Buku Sooning, more known as Langkawit.

Langkawit talks centered one the Power of Cartoons.

Organisers and the participants are expected to close the functions tomorrow with the formation of a JAOS Secretariat Committee.

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