PRESS RELEASE: Blockade against Baram Dam Reinstated

BLOCKADE AGAINST THE BARAM DAM REINSTATED Long Kesseh Baram: The tussle between the villagers opposing the Baram dam and the illegal loggers who are supported by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation is heating up. Under the watchful eyes of the police from the General Operation Forces (GOF) and officers from the...

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Joint Statement: Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram

4 Nov. 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Peter Kallang, Chair, SAVE Rivers | Tel: +60-13-833-1104| Email: peterkallang@yahoo.com Sze Ning, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia | Tel: +60-12-606-1592 | Email: szening@gmail.com Serene Lim, SUARAM | Tel: +60-12-547-7989 | Email: monitoring@suaram.net Tanya Lee, International Rivers| Tel: +60-19-438-0539 |E-mail: tlee@internationalrivers.org Human Rights Groups...

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New Pan Borneo Highway mega-project unnecessary?

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has promised RM27 billion to begin construction on a 1,663km highway across Borneo, although a similar highway was completed in 2008. Journalist Joe Leong posits that rather than using tax payers’ money to built a new road, what is needed is the repair and proper...

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Broken promises at Sungai Asap resettlement

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...

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