Hydro Tasmania admits compliance deficits in Malaysian dam constructions

Andrew Pattle, the Australian project director of three dam projects in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo, said that “safety and environmental compliance are not given (…) much importance.” Published in Hyrdo Tasmania’s latest annual report, Pattle’s astonishing statement was highlighted yesterday by the Sarawak Report, a well-known whistle-blower website. Read...

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Ceremony Disrupted by Protests Against Dam Project

The people of Baram gathered together to protest the proposed Baram Dam during a ceremony called the ‘Manyau Dalleh’ organised last Saturday by the state government and Sarawak Energy Berhad to kick start the second phase of soil studies of the dam project. Read more about the protest against the...

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Bakun Dam Left With No Reason to Exist

The five-year campaign to find someway to use the 2,400 megawatts of power generated by the Bakun Dam in Sarawak came to an end when Rio Tinto Alcan recently pulled out of a RM6 billion aluminum smelt project. The mega-dam is a cherished project of former prime minister Dr Mahathir...

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Fooling China’s Dam Builders

Three Chinese state-owned companies are helping to build a network of as many as 51 controversial dams in Sarawak, a forested Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, to spur rapid industrial development. There are currently twelve schemes in place for 2020 and the discussion for many more by 2037....

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Taib has made Mega-Millions from his Dam Projects

Chief Minister Taib recently rewarded his son, Abu Bekir, a contract worth millions of dollars for the construction of the Murum dam. Read more about how the Taibs have developed powerful positions in lucrative infrastructure projects associated with their hydro-electric plans and with SCORE. For more information on mega-dams in Borneo,...

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Plans to sue the Chief Minister of Sarawak unveiled yesterday!

The Sarawak Report released information yesterday that the Chief Minister of Sarawak is to be sued by some of his most loyal supporters, the Melanau. Read below for the rest of the story. For more information on Chief Minister Taib, please visit: http://borneoproject.org/our-work/ongoing-campaigns/stop-timber-corruption-in-sarawak. ********* http://www.sarawakreport.org/2012/01/taib-to-be-sued-by-his-own-constituents-exclusive/ Taib To Be Sued By...

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