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The Malaysian Nature Society has been contributing towards the protection of Malaysia’s natural heritage since 1940. A membership-based organisation, it has been the reason behind the protection of many key habitats as well as several national and state parks in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who are they and what they do

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Reita Faida Rahim, started Gerai OA in October 2004. She is currently the leader of the volunteer group but she prefers to be considered the coordinator.

Gerai OA defines itself as a “nomadic volunteer-run stall which sells handicraft made by Orang Asal (or Orang Asli), the indigenous minorities of Malaysia”. They are not a business, not an NGO, just a volunteer group.

Their main objective is to preserve the indigenous minorities’ craft heritage by helping them to find and develop a sustainable market for their crafts. They only facilitate the sale of the craft and encourage the indigenous communities to develop their own businesses.

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