Proceedings of the Riau Annual Meeting on Law and Social Sciences (RAMLAS 2019)

Local Wisdom of Land Clearing by the Society of Siak Malay in Past

Authors
Maria Maya Lestari, Ledi Diana, Erdiansyah Erdiansyah
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Maria Maya Lestari
Available Online 29 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200529.278How to use a DOI?
Keywords
local wisdom, peat land, Siak
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Riau Annual Meeting on Law and Social Sciences (RAMLAS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 May 2020
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.200529.278
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200529.278How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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