Tag: Kalimantan

Culture

How Dayak peacemaking ceremonies were carried out during the 19th century?

Patricia Hului

Modern day peacemaking usually has some hand-shaking gesture and official announcement in front of the media if it has gathered public interest. In 19th century Sarawak, peacemaking ceremonies back then were somehow more interesting. It usually involved some kind of tajau (jar) being exchanged and sometimes even human sacrifice. Here, KajoMag looks back at how […]

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Culture

12 Indonesia-Malaysia combats during Konfrontasi you should know

Patricia Hului

Also known as Konfrontasi, the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation was an undeclared war with most of the battles happening between Kalimantan (Indonesia) and East Malaysia. The confrontation was a result from Indonesia’s opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Initially, Indonesian attacks on East Malaysia comprised of local volunteers trained by the Indonesian Army. Over a period of […]

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Culture

7 types of mental illness according to Murut traditional beliefs

Patricia Hului

In January 1968, the Psychiatric Specialist-in-Charge of Sarawak Mental Hospital K.E. Schmidt published a paper called ‘Some Murut Concepts of Mental Illness’ in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. The Murut people are an indigenous ethnic group found in the southwest interior of Sabah, northern part of Sarawak, Brunei and North Kalimantan in Indonesia. They […]

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