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Borneo, Environment, Sarawak

Bob Brown weighs in on Borneo dams

saveriversbrownNew Matilda, 24 May 2013: Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown says “a living culture is facing death” in Malaysian Borneo, where the planned construction of a string of hydroelectric dams would flood the lands of tens of thousands of indigenous people.

Brown is in Sarawak, Malaysia’s biggest state, to attend three days of protests and meetings organised to coincide with the biennial congress of the International Hydropower Association being held in Kuching.

Three hydroelectric dams have been built in Sarawak already, one of which flooded an area the size of Singapore and was labelled “a monument to corruption” by Transparency International.


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