Updates

January Updates

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who donated to our end of year appeal, which was a great success. While we have been fundraising for a big 2019, lots has been going on in the news and behind the scenes. Here are your January updates — Long Liam proves micro-hydro...

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Village micro-hydro project launched in Long Liam!

Baram, Sarawak – In conjunction with the inauguration of a micro hydro project in the Baram area, SAVE Rivers launched a conference named “Clean Energy Collaboration” which will be held in Kuching in March 2019. The event will bring together key stakeholders for a discussion on sustainable and inclusive energy pathways...

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Released but not relieved

SAVE RIVERS PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 1ST Miri – All the 11 villagers from Ulu Kelawit-Tatau under police remand were released after five days in the lockup. Although freed from incarceration, they are complaining about the manner and reason for being arrested. The ten men and one woman were released by...

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October Updates

Police brutally dismantle peaceful blockade Iban people from six villages in the Ulu Kelawit Tatau gathered in front of the Mukah police station for two days to peacefully protest the arrest of 11 community members who have been detained since October 25th. The arrests happened in response to a peaceful...

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Penan village successfully protects forest from logging

The small Penan village of Long Tevenga on Borneo saved their forest from timber extraction with unconventional means. After two years of struggle against logging in their forest, the Penan village of Long Tevenga in Northern Sarawak gained a major victory. The Sarawak Forest Department has told logging company Lee...

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Did Malaysia just ban palm oil expansion?

On Tuesday, Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok announced that the government is committed to maintaining at least 50 percent forest cover nationwide, and will not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations. This was not announced as part of an official policy platform, but after Kok’s keynote address...

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August Updates

Here are a few updates on what’s been happening this month: Stop the Papar Dam! In Sabah, a controversial dam project that was shelved in 2015 has been resurrected by the newly elected Chief Minister Shafie Apdal despite campaign promises condemning the project.  The proposed dam would cover 5.22 sq km, is...

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