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Coal mines negatively impact villagers, ecosystems in Indonesian Borneo

October 16, 2014 by Amanda Stephenson

The village of Makroman was a thriving agrarian district until 2007, when coal companies began mining in the village, polluting the air and water with toxins. These coal companies have been negligent in many ways, including refusing to fill unreclaimed mining pits, a danger to passers-by. Despite the negative environmental and health impacts of the…

The Penan people of Sarawak state have been pushed out of their forests by dam projects [AP]

Broken promises at Sungai Asap resettlement

October 4, 2014 by Amanda Stephenson

Sixteen years after the creation of the Sungai Asap dam resettlement, reporter Hanna Hindstrom interviewed a Penan woman living in this community. Layo revealed the ways in which her life drastically changed as she and her family were forced to move from their homes to make way for the Bakun dam. Read on to learn about how her life changed, and what the…

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SAVE Rivers Press Release: Penghulu's Statement is Not the People's Voice

September 8, 2014 by Amanda Stephenson

  Date: 4th September, 2014 PENGHULU’S STATEMENT IS NOT THE PEOPLE’S VOICE Miri: Villagers from Baram were angered by a statement from their community leader, Penghulu Paul Kalang which was published in the Borneo Post on 4th September 2014. They all voiced out their disappointment that they are being sidelined in the decision making to determine…