Local Wisdom of Land Clearing by the Society of Siak Malay in Past
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- local wisdom, peat land, Siak
The habit of land clearing by the community has always been the reason for the fires. In an effort to address such matter, the present study was carried out to examine how the habits of Malay society in Siak Regency prior to Indonesia’s independence in 1945 in terms of land clearing. Conducted through empirical methods such as interviews with traditional leaders and perpetrators of land fires who were still alive at that time, the results obtained in this line of study showed that the process of land clearing and burning carried out by Malay society in Siak in the past did not damage nature. The ancient farmers burned the land without causing air pollution and without damaging the surroundings. The responsibility and respect of the landowner for his land by monitoring and limiting the fire on his land did not affect neighboring land. And hence, land clearing rules were not only in the form of customary norms but also followed by magical elements and therefore manmade fires can be controlled.
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TY - CONF AU - Maria Maya Lestari AU - Ledi Diana AU - Erdiansyah Erdiansyah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/29 TI - Local Wisdom of Land Clearing by the Society of Siak Malay in Past BT - Proceedings of the Riau Annual Meeting on Law and Social Sciences (RAMLAS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 101 EP - 103 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200529.278 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200529.278 ID - Lestari2020 ER -