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New Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak, Malaysia

May 12, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Commerce or Corruption? from The Borneo Project on Vimeo. (Sarawak, Malaysia) The Borneo Project has released Commerce or Corruption?, the second film in a series of short documentaries exposing the realities of proposed mega-dam construction in Sarawak, Malaysia. The film release coincides with the 555th day of the community-led Baram Dam blockades. Mega-hydro projects are…

 

Sarawak's Forest Bill 2015: Dangerous Roads Ahead

April 29, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Sarawak’s new Forest Bill 2015 was enacted last week on April 22nd. The bill was formed from provisions made to the outdated Forest Ordinance of 1958. The state government claims this new law will help meet the current objectives of the timber industry where there is also a “pressing need” to resolve malpractices. The Second…

 
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Goldman Environmental Prize Goes to Mega-Dam Fighters

April 22, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Congratulations to the six individuals from around the world who were awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize this week! We are especially excited that two of the six were recognized for their courageous work in stopping the construction of mega-dams.   Myint Zaw from Myanmar was instrumental in defeating the proposed Myitsone Dam, a 6,000 megawatt…