Nasharudin Mat Isa (Bachok), Corrected at 10.45am, 9 April 2010
We inadvertently published that Nasharudin Mat Isa’s parliamentary constituency was Bachok Baru. It’s Bachok.
We apologise for the human error.
By-elections and bumiputeraism, Corrected at 2.59pm, 16 April 2010
The first ground rule was initially summarised as “Bumiputeraism (with emphasis on the poor).” The error occured during the editing process. We apologise for the error.
Giving Orang Asli land, Corrected at 12.50pm, 22 April 2010
The initial section read:
“Furthermore, the government might actually be ‘giving’ the Orang Asli land and attaching ownership conditions on what already belongs to them under common law. For example in the 2002 Sagong bin Tasi v Selangor State Government case, Orang Asli land had been acquired by the state to build a highway to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.”
This is inaccurate, as the fact that the land already belongs to Orang Asli under common law is because of Sagong Tasi. Before Sagong Tasi, there was no common law right to the land. So Sagong Tasi is not an example of how the government took land that belongs to them but the case that establishes Orang Asli common law ownership over the land. The error occured as part of the editing process, and we apologise for it.