Malaysian dam project opposed by tribes gets green light: report

Agence France-Presse: Construction of a Malaysian dam that will flood a rainforested area half the size of Singapore and displace 20,000 tribespeople was given the green light Saturday by the state government, local media reported. "The construction will commence as soon as possible," Adenan Satem, chief minister of the state of Sarawak on Borneo island, was quoted by The Star as saying. The announcement will be a major disappointment for indigenous groups who have staged increasing demonstrations and road blockades......

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