THE STAR2: GIVING LIGHT TO THE BATEQ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
The team that brought light to the Bateq people in Taman Negara. (From left), Latha Ramasamy, Arran, Andrew Sebastian, Abdul Jalil Rahman and Mohd Mukhriz Mohd Taufik. Photos: The Star/Rashvinjeet S. Bedi
Imagine that your electricity supply has been cut off for 10 minutes, shutting down your WiFi access at home.
You would probably get angry and rant about it on social media.
However, the Bateq people in Kampung Aur, Taman Negara, Pahang have been living without electricity and light, being off the main grid.
But a recent CSR Project by architecture firm Veritas Design Group, in collaboration with construction firm Haskell, has changed that.
The companies sponsored rechargeable portable LED lamps and solar panels for each of the 14 houses located in the village.
The LED lamps can last for up to 36 hours on a full charge.