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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SAVE Rivers Press Release: Penan Lodge Police Report Against SEB and Sarawak Government, Want Murum Dam Impoundment Stopped; SEB CEO Chased Out by Penans

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 October 2013 Penan lodged police report against SEB & Sarawak Govt. Wants Murum Dam impoundment stopped MIRI – A few representatives from the Penan community affected by the Murum HEP Dam came down to Miri to lodged a police report against Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB)...

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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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