Sarawak’s indigenous people may have to pay the price for a US$105bn industrialisation scheme. A new report exposes the Sarawak government’s excessive hydropower plans. Bruno Manser Fund is calling for a moratorium on all dam construction after Bakun and for the withdrawal of foreign consultants from socially and environmentally damaging hydropower plans.
If we thought that
dealing an electoral blow to the Umno-led BN would serve as a wake-up
call, we’d better think again. Far from learning
anything from the rebuke, the new cabinet is proof that not one thing
has got in those thick skulls, observes Tingang.