Malaysian candidate pledges to drop controversial dam in Sarawak if elected

Mongabay: Malaysia's current opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has pledged to cancel the controversial Baram Dam in Sarawak if upcoming general elections sweep him into the office of Prime Minister. Ibrahim made the announcement while visiting the state of Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo, over the weekend, according to the indigenous rights NGO, Bruno Manser Fund. The Baram dam is one of several mega-dams that have led to large-scale protests and even construction occupations in the rainforests......

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