The early history of Orang Asli community administration began in Perak in December 1939, when the State government enforced the ‘Perak Aboriginal Tribes Enactment’ No.3 by appointing a ‘Field Ethnographer’ who operated as the ‘Protector of Aborigines.’.
Jabatan Orang Asli (JOA) was established in 1954 under the ‘Aboriginal People Ordinance’, No.3 1954, following several improvement measures. The name Jabatan Orang Asli was changed to Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli (JHEOA) during Malaysia’s formation on September 16, 1963.
After 47 years of using the name Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, announced the change of name to Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli during the presentation of the 2011 Budget in Parliament on 15 October 2010.
The change of name to JAKOA has broadened its role in the formation of a more progressive and dynamic Orang Asli community, in line with JAKOA’s vision of being a major organisation that excels in advancing Orang Asli community to be on par with the main society.
It can be implemented through an inclusive development approach that includes planned and continuous socioeconomic development, education, health, and human capital development. The goal is to achieve the objectives of increasing income, expanding infrastructure facilities and social amenities, a higher standard of living, producing a new generation of educated and dynamic individuals, and preserving the Orang Asli community’s heritage and culture.
Yes, definitely. Outpatient clinic accepts all patients who require treatment, but priorities will be given to Orang Asli.
Orang Asli Museum provides free entry and it’s open for visitors from Saturday to Thursday (including public holidays) at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. except Fridays.
a) Meals for patient’s guardian
b) Patients’ personal necessities in the ward
c) Transportation to the clinic / hospital
d) Funeral management
e) Family tracing
f) Collection and delivery of medicines to the villages
a) Medical supports
b) Equipment tools supports
c) Circumcision support
b) Preparation of letters of support to those applying for employment in the public sector
b) there are forms and information that need to be completed before the documents are sent to the Head Office as well as the relevant section
The company must go through the direct purchase / quotation / tender procedure issued by JAKOA.
Appointments for any permanent position are managed by Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA). Thus, the application must be submitted to SPA (www.spa.gov.my)
Any individual or filming production company wishing to make a video/film about the Orang Asli community in Orang Asli settlements must submit a written request to Ketua Pengarah JAKOA (u/p : Unit Perhubungan Awam). A Video/Film Shooting Application Letter must be submitted in each application, by filling out the Video/Film Shooting Application Form (http://www.jakoa.gov.my/muat-turun/) and attaching a paperwork or script on video/film shooting.
The most recent data that has been updated in 2019, the total population of Orang Asli in the state of Perak is 23,395 people.
257 units (recognized villages)
7 units (Kampung Serpihan)
Among the Orang Asli tribes found in the state of Perak are Semai, Temiar, Lanoh, Kensiu and Jahai.
Water and electricity supply, roads, Balai Sewang, mosque, surau, and church are among the facilities available in Orang Asli settlements.
In addition to finding forest products, the Orang Asli community in the state of Perak also raise cattle and goats. In some areas, the Orang Asli community also cultivates cocoa, bananas, rubber and palm oil to generate income.
Yes, with their consent.
Yes. Complaints only involve departmental / organizational officers. To allow the Integrity Unit to conduct a thorough investigation, the complainant must provide authentic information and evidence.
The status of complaint can be known through Semak Maklumbalas using the case reference number that has been registered in the SISPAA system.
JAKOA’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) takes into account the time period for the resolution of cases subject to two (2) categories of complaints as follows:
|i)||Normal||:||Fourteen (14) Working Days|
|ii)||Complex||:||Three Hundred Sixty Five (365) Working Days|
- Delay / No Action;
- Unfair Actions;
- Lack of Public Facilities;
- Policy Implementation Defects And Legal Weaknesses;
- Salah Guna Kuasa / Penyelewengan;
- Code of Conduct for Public Members;
- Failure to Follow Prescribed Procedures;
- Unsatisfactory Service Quality.