Miri: The Sarawak Conservation Alliance for Natural Environment (Scane) wishes to inform the government and law enforcement authorities that the situation at the Murum hydroelectric power dam project construction site is peaceful.
In defence of the Sarawak government’s flawed dams policy, Sarawak Energy CEO Torstein Dale Sjøtveit is currently circulating a “Factsheet” on Murum Dam aimed at convincing the media, his business partners and the public that Sarawak Energy is following international standards in its highly controversial Murum Dam construction, reports The BMF Team.
This Sunday, a group from Sarawak is showcasing their indigenous culture and lifestyle that is in danger of being swamped by a dam-building spree and forest clearing. Aliran and Suaram are among the co-sponsors.
SAVE Rivers is proud to announce that our first national road show takes place today, in the capital city of Malaysia.
The Penans in Murum affected by the Murum Hydroelectric Power Dam are still blockading the road leading to the construction site of the dam despite newspaper reports saying otherwise, reports Mark Bujang.
The Penans’ blockade of the Murum Dam construction has been blacked out by much of the local and foreign media. What is really going on? Raymond Abin has the story.
MIRI: SAVE Rivers commends Land Development Minister James Masing on his admission that there is a “need for better communication between the implementers of the project and the people at the grassroots,” re: Penan blockade against the Murum Dam, as reported in the Borneo Post on 2 October 2012.
Malaysia allows migrant workers to file complaints for wrongful dismissal and take the matter right up to the highest courts of the land. The problem is they are not allowed to work under the ‘special pass’ that allowes them to remain in the country while their cases are being heard, laments Rani Rasiah.
The Burmese government’s latest release of political prisoners falls short of meeting its commitment to release all political prisoners and shows the need for a transparent process to ensure that all political prisoners are immediately freed, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
Dozens of NGOs have rallied around Suaram to express solidarity with the human rights group, which finds itself under siege.