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New Film Showcases Logical Energy Alternatives to Destructive Mega Dams in Borneo (Updated)

Sarawak village rejects Baram dam proposal, begins installing renewable energy projects

A day after this film was released, we learned that the Sarawak government revoked the gazette that extinguished Native Customary Rights in the Baram Dam construction zone and reservoir and restored the land rights to the people of Baram. This means that the government has…
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by: Jettie Word – March 21, 2016

Anti-Dam Activists Gather in Sarawak State to Celebrate Second Anniversary of Baram Dam Blockades

Indigenous communities successfully prevent any progress on the dam for two years

In October, Indigenous activists from around the world gathered on the banks of the Baram River in Sarawak to celebrate the second anniversary of the Baram Dam blockades. Indigenous Kenyah, Kayan, and Penan people have continuously occupied the two blockades for the…
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by: Jettie Word – November 9, 2015

New Film Documents Indigenous Rights Violations in Malaysian Borneo

More than 15 years after moving to make way for a mega dam, families are still struggling to make a living

In 1998 around 10,000 Indigenous people in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, were moved out of their ancestral lands and into the resettlement village of Sungai Asap to make way for the Bakun hydroelectric dam, Asia’s largest dam…
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by: Jettie Word – July 23, 2015

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