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Death Throes of a Great Rainforest - Batek Negrito children smoke clove cigarettes.
Batek Negrito children smoke clove cigarettes, Taman.Negara Rainforest, Malaysia. Several hundred Batek Negritos have sought refuge within this national park from the adjacent logged-over forests because hunting there is no longer productive. This has not insulated the Batek from vices of the outside world. The gov't wishes and has failed to assimilate all Batek into mainstream Malaysian society. These undersized (pygmy) people are the original inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula and directly related to the Negrito peoples of the Philippines.
- James Whitlow Delano
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