Sarawak indigenous leaders have launched an online signature campaign against land grabbing by private and government corporations, reports Pan AP.
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.
For two days the Sarawak boat tragedy that claimed 12 lives hogged the headlines – but it was later relegated to routine news. Isn’t that a reflection of how cheaply Sarawakian lives are rated. wonders Rani Rasiah.
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.
Patronage politics and campaign propaganda lose their hold on urban voters in Sibu, reports Ngu Ik Tien.
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) should not support Sarawak’s plans to build more mega-dams in Sarawak, says SAVE Rivers.
The election outcome in Sarawak and three other BN ‘fixed deposit’ states will decide whether BN remains at the federal level or PR creates history, writes Faisal S Hazis.
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 March — A group of civil society organisations is asking for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following the covert video by Global Witness implicating Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and his family in shady land deals, reports Zurairi AR of The Malaysian Insider.