Some 300 indigenous people protested outside the International Hydropower Association’s biennial congress in Kuching this morning, reports SAVE Rivers.
All the contracts were allegedly granted during the tenure of the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy, which is wholly owned by the state of Sarawak, claims the Bruno Manser Fund.
The industry group has been warned over risks to its reputation arising from concern over corruption surrounding Malaysia’s dam construction scheme and its lack of sustainability, reports Bruno Manser Fund.
After a successful series of events and meetings in Melbourne, Peter Kallang, Chairman of the SAVE Rivers network, and James Nyurang Usang, headman from the Baram, are currently preparing for the last leg of their Australia tour in Tasmania, reports the BMF team.
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.
Environmental activists from Sarawak are taking their high-profile campaign against the building of 12 mega dams in the state to the Malaysian Parliament and then on to Tasmania. Peter Kallang reports.
MIRI — SAVE Rivers is against the proposal made by Tokuyama Ltd. to have a scheduled waste treatment facility in Sarawak. The public has been misled in the beginning about the plans of Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy or Score: the name itself is deceiving because the industries proposed for Score are not renewable energy.
Campaigners have taken their protests against Sarawak’s plans to build a dozen hydro-electric dams to the United Nations in Geneva, reports Bruno Manser Fund.
As the costs of subduing nature to build mega dams become more evident, we should combine the wisdom of traditional approaches with the potential of modern technology to devise policies that respect the limits of our ecosystems, writes Peter Bosshard.
The seemingly powerful rivers of Sarawak have been deeply affected by the state government’s unsustainable development policies, reports Tomasz Johnson.