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The Batek are mobile hunter-gatheres, forest-dwelling of Pahang region in Malaysia. The Batek language belongs to the Aslian branch of the Mon–Khmer language family, and the population is closely related to the Maniq hunter-gatherers from Thailand. It is a moral obligation for Batek to share food for which they have acquired.  The Batek do not consider this sharing of resources to be an act of kindness, they believe that all food items belong to the forest, so that the person who happens to be in possession of food has a moral obligation to share it (Lye Tuck –Po).

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