Weapons Stockpile Seized From Palm Oil Plantation

The below is an update from Swiss NGO the Bruno Manser Fund, reporting that police have uncovered a collection of weapons on the property of a Malaysian palm oil company. These weapons are believed to have been used to intimidate local indigenous communities. Read more about Forest Policy in Sarawak...

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Protest in Kuala Lumpur Against Murum and Baram Dam

A peaceful protest against mega dam projects in Sarawak took place outside the Kuala Lumpur Parliament building yesterday morning. Protesters held signs against the Murum Dam and Baram Dam, asking the Malaysian government to respect indigenous demands for a fair settlement or stop construction of the dams altogether. Read more...

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Murum Dam Flooding Begins as Penan Continue Protest

Despite ongoing protests and a human blockade by a group of over 100 indigenous Penan, the Sarawak Energy Berhad has confirmed that flooding has begun at the site of the Murum hydroelectric dam in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more from Malaysiakini on Yahoo! News Malaysia Read a history of the Penans’ struggle with dam builders...

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Penan Villagers Resume Murum Dam Blockade

A group of indigenous Penan has resumed protest against the construction of the Murum hydroelectric dam, claiming that the government has not met demands for fair compensation. Acceptable reparation would include enough land to be self-sufficient through farming, a share of the dam’s profits, and full redress for land lost,...

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Murum Dam Project Relocates Penan Families

Nearly one hundred Penan families have been relocated to a “modern” village to make way for a hydroelectric dam project in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more from Free Malaysia Today Read more about hydroelectric dams in Sarawak then join the conversation on Facebook Native communities affected by the Murum hydroelectric project...

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