Penan Forced to Relocate Before New Villages Complete

Murum Dam protestors have discovered that the “modern” village promised to them by the Sarawak Energy Berhad is actually unfinished, and is miles away from necessary amenities such as schools and clinics.   Read more from Sarawak Report   Learn more about mega-dams in Sarawak then join the conversation on...

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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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The Murum Blockade Still On, Despite Reports Saying Otherwise

The Penans in Murum affected by the Murum Hydro-electric Power (HEP) Dam continue to blockade the road leading to the construction site of the dam despite newspaper reports saying otherwise.  Raymond Abin, coordinator for Sarawak Conservation Alliance for Natural Environment (SCANE) confirmed today via telephone that the blockade in Murum...

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Hydro Tasmania Disregards Human Rights in Malaysia

This summer, Australian broadcaster SBS aired an investigative story on its Dateline television program called “The Last Frontier” focusing on 12 controversial dams being built in Sarawak, Malaysia.  It was one of the first times that a major international news network raised attention to continuing human rights violations in Sarawak that have gone largely unnoticed outside...

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