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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Borneo mega-dams risk indigenous ‘ethnocide’

Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world’s oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change, writes Amanda Stephenson – all to generate electricity that no one wants.     Sarawak, Malaysia, is located on the island of Borneo, the...

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Another Year of Fires, Another Year of Inaction

With a 70% chance of an El Niño this year, Indonesia could soon be facing the wrath of its near neighbors again as the dry season approaches with the ever present threat of vegetation fires. Read more below about  Indonesia is dealing with these fires. Read more on Mongabay. Read...

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