Mega dams, glitzy condominiums and largely vacant villas are not development. They are proud monuments of capital built at the expense of social capital and equality, says Nicholas Chan.
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.