Baram Dam Blockade Celebrates 500th Day!

  MIRI – 7th March. Today, the Baram villagers, resisting the proposed Baram dam, mark the 500thdays since the blockades were launched. On the 23rd October 2013, villagers from 30 settlements in the Baram district set up blockades in Long Lama and Long Keseh to foil works on the Baram...

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SAVE Rivers Press Release: Updates on Baram Dam, Sarawak, Malaysia

Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers)Jaringan Selamatkan Sungai-Sungai SarawakSecretariat Office:Lot 1046, 2nd Floor, Shang Garden Shoplots, Jalan Bulan Sabit, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Tel: 085-423044 / Fax: 085-438580 Email: saveriversnet@gmail.comWebsite: savesarawakrivers.com Date: 27th Oct. 2013   Subject: The Baram Dam, Sarawak Malaysia Press Updates on Sunday 27th Oct. 2013 – Anti Baram Dam...

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Penan Forced to Relocate Before New Villages Complete

Murum Dam protestors have discovered that the “modern” village promised to them by the Sarawak Energy Berhad is actually unfinished, and is miles away from necessary amenities such as schools and clinics.   Read more from Sarawak Report   Learn more about mega-dams in Sarawak then join the conversation on...

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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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Protest in Kuala Lumpur Against Murum and Baram Dam

A peaceful protest against mega dam projects in Sarawak took place outside the Kuala Lumpur Parliament building yesterday morning. Protesters held signs against the Murum Dam and Baram Dam, asking the Malaysian government to respect indigenous demands for a fair settlement or stop construction of the dams altogether. Read more...

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German Engineers Plan to Flood the Rainforest of Borneo

The German company Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG from Stuttgart has come under international pressure due to their close cooperation with power supplier Sarawak Energy in a controversial dam project in the rainforest of Borneo. The Baram Dam would flood a rainforest area of at least 400km2 and displace 20,000...

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