The expansion of dams in Sarawak, Malaysia is costly to the indigenous people they will affect as well as the environment. But to avoid addressing these social and environmental concerns, Sarawak’s leader has resorted to his well-polished tactics of corruption and personal control, with the support from industry and without...
The International Hydropower Association (IHA), an industry lobbying group composed of dam-builders and institutions that claim to promote the “sustainable” use of hydropower, will be hosting its upcoming World Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia – a decision that has provoked criticism from concerned NGOs and dam-affected communities. By hosting the congress...
Recent claims of local support for the Baram Dam coupled with promises of compensation and resettlement from problem-ridden Batang Ai and Bakun Dams have bolstered the opposition to Taib, Chief Minister of Sarawak. Protests have escalated as the affected Baram people voice concerns that Taib and his supporters are falsifying...
Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC plans to scrap a US$2 billion aluminum smelter project in the Malaysian state of Sarawak! This comes as a major victory for the campaign to preserve the natural environment and the livelihoods of Sarawak’s indigenous peoples. For more information on mega-dams in Borneo, please visit:...
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