"Biar Pete de Besuara"
Illustrated by a Semai Orang Asli artist, Bah Saluji a/l Yeok So Alu, and written by Lai Bwe Yuoong.
This children's illustrated book for lower primary school age is the first of its kind in 3 languages: Semai, English and Chinese. This project is funded by UNDEF in collaboration with Malaysian CARE and Koperasi Sengoi Pribumi Perak.
This is Saluji's second book. His first book, 'Nenek Dengan Yeok Luat' was published two years ago, also in collaboration with The Bridge Communication. For more information, please follow the links to the media coverage by The Star and MalayMail .
Proceeds from the book will support efforts towards creating awareness on Orang Asli rights, specifically customary land rights, indigenous language and preservation of Orang Asli traditional knowledge.
Malaysian CARE had also produced a short video interview with Saluji below in conjunction with International Day of World Indigenous Peoples. Watch it below!