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Fight against Malaysian Dam Heats Up – October 10, 2013

Murum Dam Blockade Continues Amid Human Rights Abuses

A fight against a mega dam in the Malaysian district of Sarawak is intensifying as Malaysian police move to arrest more than 40 people who have taken part in a peaceful protest at the blockade site of the Murum Dam, which is now beginning to flood the forest behind it.

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More than 100 people from the Penan ethnic group have been blockading traffic in a last-ditch effort to get the government and the state owned-power company, Sarawak Energy Berhad, to provide appropriate compensation for the loss of their lands and homes. Carrying protest signs along with their food and… more

by: Tara Holmes

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