Lapan puluh badan bukan kerajaan menyokong perlindungan hak asasi bumiputera (Orang Asal) Sarawak dari pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik di Murum dan Baram, Sarawak.
Suaram activists representating Aliran have told the UN that Malaysia’s indigenous peoples are being forcibly displaced by large extractive industries and the building of dams.
A key indigenous leader was barred from an International Hydropower Association pre-congress workshop in Kuching, reports the Bruno Manser Fund.
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.