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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Murum Dam: Protesting Penans Forced Out

Hundreds of Penan villagers have been forced to abandon Murum Dam blockades and accept minor compensation packages after 77 days due to floods that will destroy their homes and livelihoods. Read more below about how their community intends to continue fighting. Read more on Free Malaysia Today. Read more about...

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Press Release: Over 25 International Organizations Voice Outcry Over Treatment of Penan Protestors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2013 Over 25 International Organizations Voice Outcry Over Treatment of Penan Protestors (MURUM RIVER/MALAYSIA) A group of 27 concerned NGOs and activist organizations have united to express outcry over the treatment of hundreds of Indigenous Penan women, men and children who have been peacefully protesting...

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Murum Dam Blockade Continues Amid Human Rights Abuses

By Tara Holmes, Communications Manager for the Borneo Project Read more in Earth Island Journal Read more about hydropower dams in Sarawak then join the discussion on Facebook A fight against a mega dam in the Malaysian district of Sarawak is intensifying as Malaysian police move to arrest more than...

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Blockade Updates From Murum Dam Site

Penan community members are continuing to protest the impoundment of their land for the Murum Dam, despite being told that they will be arrested for their involvement in the blockade. Riot police have been dispatched to monitor the peaceful protest, firing shots into the air, but many Penan have said...

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