The tropical rainforests of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo are one of the world's biodiversity centres. One hectare of forest in Borneo harbours more tree species than the whole of Europe. For centuries, Sarawak's native communities have sustainably used the Borneo forest and its river systems for farming, fishing and hunting.

The current Sarawak government under its extremely corrupt Chief Minster, Abdul Taib Mahmud, is planning to build twelve hydroelectric dams, which would displace tens of thousands of people and flood large tracts of tropical rainforest. The dams would mainly benefit a handful of companies linked to the Taib family, which controls Sarawak's construction sector and holds a state-wide cement monopoly.

We are asking the Malaysian authorities to put a stop to the Sarawak dam plans immediately, since they would have drastic social and environmental consequences.

Please help us build up international pressure against the Sarawak corruption dams and sign our online petition.


Small Is Beautiful: The People Matter - Land lawyer and opposition politician See Chee How comments on the new moratorium on the Baram Dam as well as the proposal of the University of Berkeley to support Sarawak in the development of an alternative energy path





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