Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Misc update (identity)


The July 2nd, 2008 blog entry 'Registered Identity' and a May 25th, 2009 'Update' follow-up spoke to the issue of the low percentages of the inhabitants of some countries that have birth certificates or other official identity papers, as well as some of the disadvantages that result...

This recent article, 'Indonesia: Pengendum Tampung, "We don’t have birth certificates. You can’t do much without one", reinforces the point... while speaking of the many problems faced by his people - the indigenous "people of the forest" (Orang Rimba) in Indonesia - Pengedum Tampung says "... Orang Rimba don’t have birth certificates. You can’t do much in the outside world without one. You can’t vote or buy a motorbike or mobile phone. You can’t go to a regular school either..."

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