Malaysia’s Indigenous People Intensify Anti-Dam Battle

Environment News Service: The strongest wave of indigenous protests since the 1990s is underway in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. On International Human Rights Day, December 10, hundreds of people across the state demonstrated against a series of 12 mega-dams planned by the government company Sarawak Energy. Bakun dam on the Balui River, the world`s second largest dam, is complete and began operating in 2011, while the second in the series, Murum dam, is nearing completion. If all the dams are built,......

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