BINTULU – Two Kenyah longhouses of Uma Sambob and Rumah Nyalang Tahe, Long Koyan yesterday erected a blockade against an oil palm company, Ekran Plantations Sdn Bhd, 7km from the junction to the Sungai Asap Resettlement Scheme, reports Mark Bujang.
More than 50 NGOs have signed a petition supporting the Penans’ struggle against the construction of the Murum Dam.
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.
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.
Aliran is appalled by the arrests of 13 Temiar protesters and a lawyer in Gua Musang yesterday over the local community’s attempted blockade to safeguard their community’s interests against the intrusion of loggers into their villages.
Last Saturday, 22 October, at 10.00am, eight Malaysian police officers, two forest department officials and three Interhill staff jointly dismantled the Penan blockade in Sarawak’s middle Baram region, reports the BMF Team.
Aliran condemns in the strongest terms the recent Israeli atrocities against unarmed civilians on board an aid flotilla heading towards Gaza which resulted in at least 10 peace activists being killed.
ULU BALINGIAN, 5 April – Gangsters seems to be running the show in the current native customary land dispute between a logging company, Bitani Maju Sdn Bhd, and the Iban communities of Sungai Tepus in Ulu Balingian.
The indigenous group wants the government to gazette their village forest reserves as Communal Forests and to stop logging companies from encroaching into their land, says Ajang Kiew.