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Blockading Baram dam (video)

The government of Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states in Borneo, plans to build a string of hydroelectric dams and industrialise with the power. But the next of the planned dams, on the Baram River, threatens the land and homes of 20,000 indigenous people. A group of local activists have been blockading the proposed dam … Continue reading

‘Fight until they die’ – Malaysia’s dam blockade finds international support

Crikey, 16 November 2015: When they first set up camp it was under plastic tarps strung from the trees and propped up with sticks. That night the rain came — a drenching tropical downpour that left the group of 100 or so protesters wet, cold and awake through the dark Borneo night. But after years of petitions … Continue reading

Bob Brown weighs in on Borneo dams

New 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 … Continue reading

Investing, Sarawak style

“Why invest in SCORE?”, a poster hanging beside a large map of Borneo reads. The government official sitting in front of it obscures the suggested reasons as he leans forward to work his smart phone. A recent hidden camera video, shot by the London-based NGO Global Witness, documents proposed illegal land deals in the Malaysian … Continue reading

Sarawak Save Rivers group in Australia

New Matilda, 29 November. Next week two indigenous Sarawakians will meet with the CEO of Hydro Tasmania to protest the Australian company’s involvement in a string of destructive hydroelectric dams in their state. In 1990, former Greens leader Bob Brown won the inaugural Goldman Environmental Prize — a $150,000 award for grassroots activism — for … Continue reading