No Free Prior Informed Consent For Penan Communities

Penan protest continues over the lack of prior and informed consent regarding the construction of the Murum dam. According to the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that Malaysia has signed, whenever the government does any major project involving the rural communities, the communities have the right to...

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Penans Protest Against Murum Hydroelectric Dam

On September 26th, hundreds of Penans staged a blockade against the Murum hydroelectric (HEP) dam project calling on the government to listen to their plights with regard to the construction of the dam.  Penans came from 8 villages, namely Long Wat, Long Luar, Long Tangau, Long Menapa, Long Singu and...

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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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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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