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Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Withhold Consent for Malaysian Dam, Says New Report
18.08.2014
Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Withhold Consent for Malaysian Dam, Says New Report
Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Withhold Consent for Malaysian Dam, Says New Report - Fact-finding mission reports on fundamental human rights violations committed by Malaysian company Sarawak Energy at the proposed Baram Dam, while blockades of villagers against the dam reach day 300.
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Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements
07.08.2014
Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements
Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements - The Malaysian Bar Council finds a series of basic rights violated at the resettlement sites of the Murum Dam and attests Sarawak Energy a lack of interest in the resettled people
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Sarawak Energy downplays security risks at mega-dam
07.07.2014
Sarawak Energy downplays security risks at mega-dam
A confidential assessment of the turbines of the Murum Dam reveals severe security issues – Sarawak Energy asked to put safety first and stop all preparation works for further dams
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“Fight for your rights!” - Norway’s indigenous Sami people encourage Sarawak dam opposition
26.05.2014
“Fight for your rights!” - Norway’s indigenous Sami people encourage Sarawak dam opposition
Sami Television and Norway’s state radio, NRK, report on Malaysian delegation’s visit to the controversial Alta Dam hydropower plant in Northern Norway
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Surprise call at Norway headquarters: Borneo natives take Norconsult to task
21.05.2014
Surprise call at Norway headquarters: Borneo natives take Norconsult to task
Norwegian consultancy group Norconsult refuses to receive a Malaysian NGO delegation in Oslo – Indigenous spokesman Peter Kallang: “We ask Norconsult to stop assisting Sarawak Energy in destroying our livelihoods” – Bruno Manser Fund condemns Norconsult’s arrogant stance
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EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian chief prosecutor reports Sarawak Energy CEO to Malaysia’s corruption watchdog
19.05.2014
EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian chief prosecutor reports Sarawak Energy CEO to Malaysia’s corruption watchdog
EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian chief prosecutor reports Sarawak Energy CEO to Malaysia’s corruption watchdog - Okokrim classifies allegations against Torstein Dale Sjøtveit and the Taib family as „gross corruption“ - Bruno Manser Fund calls on Malaysia’s Anti Corruption Commission MACC to act swiftly and eradicate corruption in the Sarawak hydropower sector
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Norwegian energy company refuses dialogue with Sarawak natives over dams
18.05.2014
Norwegian energy company refuses dialogue with Sarawak natives over dams
Norwegian energy company refuses dialogue with Sarawak natives over dams - Norconsult CEO & President John Nyheim refuses to meet with a Malaysian NGO delegation that is currently in Norway – Nyheim: our partners in Sarawak have „not been convicted on any allegations of corruption or malpractice“ – Save Rivers Chairman Peter Kallang: „Norconsult’s conduct is a disgrace“
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ABB to review Malaysia business
15.05.2014
ABB to review Malaysia business
ABB to review Malaysia business - Swedish-Swiss power technology provider meets indigenous delegation from Sarawak – Bruno Manser Fund demands USD 1,5 million indemnization for indigenous communities from ABB
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Borneo natives take anti-dams campaign to Europe
13.05.2014
Borneo natives take anti-dams campaign to Europe
Borneo natives take anti-dams campaign to Europe - NGO delegation from Sarawak visits Switzerland and Norway to meet government officials and European energy corporations’ headquarters – ABB and Norconsult to be held accountable for their Malaysia business
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Scientists present alternative to Sarawak’s mega-dams
23.04.2014
Scientists present alternative to Sarawak’s mega-dams
Scientists present alternative to Sarawak’s mega-dams - A new study by the University of Berkeley shows how Sarawak’s future lies with small-scale, local energy solutions rather than with risky and expensive large-scale hydropower. The scientists are presenting their findings tomorrow at the ASEAN Renewable Energy Week in Kuala Lumpur.
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Oxford University study says large dams are uneconomical
21.04.2014
Oxford University study says large dams are uneconomical
Oxford University study says large dams are uneconomical - Just in time for this week’s ASEAN Renewable Energy Week, new scientific results have questioned the economic viability of large dams. Calculations by the Bruno Manser Fund show that the Malaysian Bakun Dam scores even worse than the average large dam.
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65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak
17.03.2014
65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak
The Bruno Manser Fund has handed over a petition against ABB’s dealings in Sarawak, Malaysia – ABB refuses to provide any information on its business ties with the Taib regime
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Anti-dam blockades in Malaysia reach day 100!
30.01.2014
Anti-dam blockades in Malaysia reach day 100!
Anti-dam blockades in Malaysia reach day 100! - Indigenous landowners have been blocking the works on the proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak for 100 days. They resisted attempts of bribery by the dam builder Sarawak Energy.
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Victory for Borneo natives as Sarawak Energy is about to drop its Norwegian CEO
07.01.2014
Victory for Borneo natives as Sarawak Energy is about to drop its Norwegian CEO
Victory for Borneo natives as Sarawak Energy is about to drop its Norwegian CEO - Sarawak Energy's Norwegian CEO Sjøtveit, who has been under fire for the last two years, is likely to leave Sarawak Energy by the end of the year.
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New film documents struggle against Sarawak's dams
19.12.2013
New film documents struggle against Sarawak's dams
New film documents struggle against Sarawak's dams - Bruno Manser Fund releases documentary "Save Sarawak.Stop the Dams" on struggle against Sarawak's dams.
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Natives rally with new force against Malaysia’s extractive land policy
10.12.2013
Natives rally with new force against Malaysia’s extractive land policy
Natives rally with new force against Malaysia’s extractive land policy - Malaysian Borneo comes under fire: natives have today held several rallies to protect their ancestral lands from the government’s extractive land policy furthering logging, plantations and dam development. Today’s protests stand symbolically for the strengthening of the indigenous movement in Sarawak.
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Malaysian Embassies worldwide received message to end human rights violations at Murum Dam
26.11.2013
Malaysian Embassies worldwide received message to end human rights violations at Murum Dam
Malaysian Embassies worldwide received message to end human rights violations at Murum Dam - Malaysian Embassies worldwide received a letter by civil society groups urging Malaysia's Prime Minster to end human rights abuses at the Murum Dam in Sarawak
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ABB urged to withdraw from controversial Malaysian dam projects
18.11.2013
ABB urged to withdraw from controversial Malaysian dam projects
ABB urged to withdraw from controversial Malaysian dam - Swedish-Swiss power and technology group criticized for providing key technologies to Sarawak’s controversial dam projects.
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Murum Dam: International NGO coalition asks Malaysian PM to intervene
12.11.2013
Murum Dam: International NGO coalition asks Malaysian PM to intervene
Murum Dam: International NGO coalition asks Malaysian PM to intervene - 30 international NGOs asked the Malaysian Prime Minister to intervene and protect the rights of the people at the Murum Dam in Sarawak
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Sarawak Energy CEO: “I’m taking no stance on corruption in Malaysia”
08.11.2013
Sarawak Energy CEO: “I’m taking no stance on corruption in Malaysia”
Sarawak Energy CEO: “I’m taking no stance on corruption in Malaysia” - Embattled Norwegian energy manager, Torstein Dale Sjotveit, rejects corruption allegations, declines to come clean over contracts granted to Malaysian top politician’s family
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Bruno Manser Fund lodges complaint against Sarawak Energy CEO
03.11.2013
Bruno Manser Fund lodges complaint against Sarawak Energy CEO
Bruno Manser Fund lodges complaint against Sarawak Energy CEO, Torstein Dale Sjotveit, over Taib family contracts - Sjotveit accused of granting USD 416 million in conctracts to the Chief Minister's family
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Native landowners chase out Baram dam workers
26.10.2013
Native landowners chase out Baram dam workers
Native landowners chase out Baram dam workers - Natives have successfully blocked works on the Baram Dam and its access road in Sarawak, Malaysia.
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Remove your machinery within three days, Baram natives warn Sarawak Energy
24.10.2013
Remove your machinery within three days, Baram natives warn Sarawak Energy
Remove your machinery within three days, Baram natives warn Sarawak Energy - Anti-dam protestors confront workers at planned dam site, vow to uphold their protest for an extended period.
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Borneo natives extend anti-dam blockades ahead of key UN meeting on Malaysia
23.10.2013
Borneo natives extend anti-dam blockades ahead of key UN meeting on Malaysia
Borneo natives extend anti-dam blockades ahead of key UN meeting on Malaysia - Two new blockades bar access to mega-dam construction site on the Baram river – 300 Penan continue Murum dam resettlement protest – Malaysia’s human rights record to be reviewed at the UN in Geneva tomorrow
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Ngang was released this morning
04.10.2013
Ngang was released this morning
After Ngang had been arrested at the Murum dam blockade yesterday, the police released him this morning before the expiry of the 24-hour remand period.
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One Penan arrested - Police shoot in the air as 300 continue protest
03.10.2013
One Penan arrested - Police shoot in the air as 300 continue protest
Ngang Buling, a Penan from the Murum region, has been arrested this morning shortly after 10 am at the blockade site.
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Penan lodged police report against SEB and Sarawak Government
01.10.2013
Penan lodged police report against SEB and Sarawak Government
Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) announced in their press release that a group of Penan representatives lodged a police report in Miri against Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) and the Sarawak State Government.
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Protest in Kuala Lumpur against the Murum and Baram Dam
26.09.2013
Protest in Kuala Lumpur against the Murum and Baram Dam
A group of 60 people protested outside the Kuala Lumpur Parliament building against the mega dam projects in Sarawak.
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Sarawak Energy nominated as worst company of the year
23.09.2013
Sarawak Energy nominated as worst company of the year
The Bruno Manser Fund is nominating Malaysian dam developer, Sarawak Energy, for the “Public Eye” negative award. The award will “honour” the most shameful company of the year during the upcoming 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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Humanitarian crisis in Sarawak as dam empoundment destroys Penan villages - Long Wat burned down in suspected arson
23.09.2013
Humanitarian crisis in Sarawak as dam empoundment destroys Penan villages - Long Wat burned down in suspected arson
Sarawak Energy, the state's electricity monopolist, has started the impoundment of the 944 MW Murum dam in Sarawak without prior notice given to the six Penan villages of Long Wat, Long Luar, Long Tangau, Long Menapa, Long Singu and Long Malim.
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Penan renew blockade at Murum Dam
19.09.2013
Penan renew blockade at Murum Dam
The Penan affected by the Murum Dam renewed their blockade at the dam site and maintained their demands for fair compensation.
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Cheating and buying in Baram election
25.07.2013
Cheating and buying in Baram election
Sarawak’s government resorts to all means to force Baram Dam through. Chief Minister Taib is so scared of losing the support for his pet project that he prevented the opposition candidate in Baram from winning the elections by improper means.
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Bakun black out damages Mukah aluminium smelting plant
05.07.2013
Bakun black out damages Mukah aluminium smelting plant
Power outage caused by Bakun leaves Sarawak in the dark and causes shutdown of aluminium smelter
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Malaysian leader's son to receive another USD 320 million in state contracts
14.06.2013
Malaysian leader's son to receive another USD 320 million in state contracts
Malaysian leader's son to receive another USD 320 million in state contracts - Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s son expected to grab 80 per cent of state’s rural electrification scheme (RES) contracts
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Mass protest against Sarawak dams surprises Hydropower World Congress
22.05.2013
Mass protest against Sarawak dams surprises Hydropower World Congress
Mass protest against Sarawak dams surprises Hydropower World Congress - International Hydropower Association under pressure over choice of Sarawak as venue for their World Congress
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Indigenous Peoples Protest Destructive Dams at Industry Conference in Malaysia
22.05.2013
Indigenous Peoples Protest Destructive Dams at Industry Conference in Malaysia
Indigenous Peoples Protest Destructive Dams at Industry Conference in Malaysia - These dams would affect tens of thousands of indigenous people and flood over 2000 square kilometers of rainforest.
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Indigenous leader barred from Hydropower World Congress in Malaysia
21.05.2013
Indigenous leader barred from Hydropower World Congress in Malaysia
Indigenous leader barred from Hydropower World Congress in Malaysia - SAVE RIVERS lodges police report against IHA and Sarawak Energy
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Sarawak Energy awarded US$ 226 million in contracts to Malaysian Chief Minister’s family
19.05.2013
Sarawak Energy awarded US$ 226 million in contracts to Malaysian Chief Minister’s family
Sarawak Energy awarded US$ 226 million in contracts to Malaysian Chief Minister’s family - Norwegian CEO Torstein Dale Sjøtveit asked to resign over corruption allegations
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Sarawak Dams to Flood 2,300 km2 of Rainforests by 2020
16.05.2013
Sarawak Dams to Flood 2,300 km2 of Rainforests by 2020
Sarawak dams to flood 2,300 km2 of rainforests by 2020 - 30,000 to 50,000 indigenous people to pay the price for Taib's dam frenzy
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Dam-affected natives ask IHA to stop supporting Sarawak’s dam plans
15.05.2013
Dam-affected natives ask IHA to stop supporting Sarawak’s dam plans
Dam-affected natives ask IHA to stop supporting Sarawak’s dam plans - IHA is holding its congress in Kuching next week
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“Call your subject home”, Borneo tribe appeals to the Norwegian King
13.05.2013
“Call your subject home”, Borneo tribe appeals to the Norwegian King
“Call your subject home”, Borneo tribe appeals to the Norwegian King - Penan tribesmen from Sarawak appeal to the Norwegian King to protect them from a Norwegian hydropower executive - Sarawak Energy CEO, Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, pushes forward plans to flood the Borneo rainforest
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International Hydropower Association accused of excluding indigenous peoples and supporting Taib’s corruption
30.04.2013
International Hydropower Association accused of excluding indigenous peoples and supporting Taib’s corruption
International Hydropower Association accused of excluding indigenous peoples and supporting Taib’s corruption - One month before the hydropower World Congress is due to be staged in Kuching, Malaysia, dam-affected communities and NGOs are criticizing the hydropower lobby organization’s cooperation with the corrupt regime of Sarawak Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud.
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National Geographic criticizes Sarawak's dam plans
28.02.2013
National Geographic criticizes Sarawak's dam plans
The National Geographic published a critical article on Sarawak's dam plans.
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Historic day in Baram as Taib visit meets protests
25.02.2013
Historic day in Baram as Taib visit meets protests
Historic day in Baram as Taib visit meets protests - A group of Baram people interrupted Chief Minister Taib's speech and confronted him with their demand to stop the Baram Dam.
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International Hydropower Association urged to cancel Sarawak conference over greenwashing concerns
18.01.2013
International Hydropower Association urged to cancel Sarawak conference over greenwashing concerns
International Hydropower Association urged to cancel Sarawak conference over greenwashing concerns - Industry group warned over reputational risks due to Malaysian dam scheme's corruption, lack of sustainability
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Anwar says he will shelve Sarawak dam plans
09.01.2013
Anwar says he will shelve Sarawak dam plans
Anwar says he will shelve Sarawak dam plans - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks out against proposed Baram Dam
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Norwegian CEO's job on the line after Sarawak Energy loses crucial Australian support
10.12.2012
Norwegian CEO's job on the line after Sarawak Energy loses crucial Australian support
Norwegian CEO's job on the line after Sarawak Energy loses crucial Australian support - SEB CEO Sjotveit is trying to fill the gaps left by the withdraw of Hydro Tasmania with Norwegian engineers.
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VICTORY FOR SARAWAK DAMS CAMPAIGN: Hydro Tasmania is leaving Sarawak
04.12.2012
VICTORY FOR SARAWAK DAMS CAMPAIGN: Hydro Tasmania is leaving Sarawak
VICTORY FOR SARAWAK DAMS CAMPAIGN: Hydro Tasmania CEO: "We'll leave Sarawak within twelve months" - Help us to keep up the pressure for them to leave immediately
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Key Australian executive leaves Sarawak dams program
02.12.2012
Key Australian executive leaves Sarawak dams program
Key Australian executive leaves Sarawak dams program - Bruno Manser Fund calls on remaining expats to distance themselves from Taib's dam dreams
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Australian Greens launch national campaign to get Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak
27.11.2012
Australian Greens launch national campaign to get Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak
Australian Greens launch national campaign to get Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak - Australian Greens and Sarawak delegation launch Australian campaign against Hydro Tasmania's participation in dam construction in Malaysia
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Bruno Manser Fund report slams plans for 50 new dams in Malaysian Borneo
21.11.2012
Bruno Manser Fund report slams plans for 50 new dams in Malaysian Borneo
New BMF report slams plans for 50 new dams in Malaysian Borneo - Sarawak's indigenous people to pay the price for US$ 105 billion industrialization scheme
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'Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak - Save Sarawak Rivers' tour announced
19.11.2012
'Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak - Save Sarawak Rivers' tour announced
'Hydro Tasmania out of Sarawak - Save Sarawak Rivers' tour announced - A Sarawak indigenous delegation is going on tour to Australia. They want to inform the Australian public about Sarawak's current dam undertaking and about the role Hydro Tasmania plays in it.
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SAVE Rivers on campaign visit to the Malaysian Parliament
19.11.2012
SAVE Rivers on campaign visit to the Malaysian Parliament
SAVE Rivers on campaign visit to the Malaysian Parliament - a delegation from Sarawak explains the negative impacts of mega-dams on indigenous livelihoods to West Malaysian politicians in Kuala Lumpur
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Natives speak out against leader who supports mega-dam
31.10.2012
Natives speak out against leader who supports mega-dam
Natives speak out against leader who supports mega-dam - 450 people protested in Long Lama
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How Sarawak Energy twists the facts on Murum
26.10.2012
How Sarawak Energy twists the facts on Murum
How Sarawak Energy twists the facts on Murum - International Rivers comments on SEB "Factsheet"
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Situation at the Murum HEP Dam Project Site Peaceful
25.10.2012
Situation at the Murum HEP Dam Project Site Peaceful
Situation at the Murum HEP Dam Project Site Peaceful - Sarawak NGO asks police not to forcefully dismantle the peaceful Murum blockade
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BMF files corruption complaint in Norway
23.10.2012
BMF files corruption complaint in Norway
BMF files corruption complaint in Norway - Norwegian Manager of Malaysian power supplier Sarawak Energy is accused of abusing his position to favour companies linked to the Chief Minister of Sarawak
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Australian company under pressure for human rights violations
18.10.2012
Australian company under pressure for human rights violations
Australian company under pressure for human rights violations - Australian company Hydro Tasmania is involved in human rights violations in the construction of a series of dams in the Malaysian rainforest. Natives are now blocking the construction works at one dam, and an international NGO coalition is calling on the Australian authorities to recall Hydro Tasmania.
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Construction works brought to a complete halt at Murum dam
09.10.2012
Construction works brought to a complete halt at Murum dam
Construction works brought to a complete halt at Murum Dam - Penan blockade intensified despite government disinformation tactics
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Secret Malaysian resettlement plan for dam-affected natives exposed
02.10.2012
Secret Malaysian resettlement plan for dam-affected natives exposed
Secret Malaysian resettlement plan for dam-affected natives exposed - Leaked Resettlement Action Plan for natives to be displaced by Murum dam reveals the Sarawak government’s neglect of basic rights and fair compensation
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Natives block construction works on mega-dam in Malaysian rainforest
27.09.2012
Natives block construction works on mega-dam in Malaysian rainforest
Natives block construction works on mega-dam in Malaysian rainforest - 200 natives are blocking the construction material supply for Murum mega-dam until Norwegian manager and Sarawakian authorities are ready to meet them and give in to their demands
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Natives hand over petition against Baram dam to Sarawak's Chief Minister
18.09.2012
Natives hand over petition against Baram dam to Sarawak's Chief Minister
Baram representatives protested in front of the Chief Minister's office in Kuching after a strategy forum with other communities to be affected by dams all over Sarawak
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Sarawak natives lodge corruption complaint against Norwegian top executive
05.09.2012
Sarawak natives lodge corruption complaint against Norwegian top executive
Sarawak natives lodge corruption complaint against Norwegian top executive - Sarawak Energy CEO, Torstein Dale Siøtveit, faces corruption investigation in Malaysia - Siøtveit accused of graft involving dam contracts given to the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud
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Hydro Tasmania admits lack of anti-corruption audits in Sarawak dam scheme
24.08.2012
Hydro Tasmania admits lack of anti-corruption audits in Sarawak dam scheme
Hydro Tasmania admits lack of anti-corruption audits in "100 billion dollar" Sarawak dam scheme - Roy Adair, CEO of Hydro Tasmania, confirms company's involvement in controversial rainforest dam constructions
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Tasmanian government under pressure over unhealthy Sarawak business ties
22.08.2012
Tasmanian government under pressure over unhealthy Sarawak business ties
Tasmanian Greens demand recall of Hydro Tasmania engineers from Sarawak after Australian television report on involvement of Hydro Tasmania in Sarawak's dam undertaking
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“Baram people are ignorant”: Norwegian energy manager offends Sarawak natives in dam row
20.06.2012
“Baram people are ignorant”: Norwegian energy manager offends Sarawak natives in dam row
“Baram people are ignorant”: Norwegian energy manager offends Sarawak natives in dam row - Sarawak Energy CEO Torstein Dale Siøtveit ridicules indigenous opposition against planned mega dam in Malaysian Borneo
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German engineers plan to flood the rainforest of Borneo
19.06.2012
German engineers plan to flood the rainforest of Borneo
German engineers plan to flood the rainforest of Borneo - Sarawak’s natives demand the pull out of German Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG from controversial dam project in Malaysia
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150 people protest at proposed Baram dam site
14.06.2012
150 people protest at proposed Baram dam site
150 people protest at proposed Baram dam site - People to be affected by Baram dam organized a counter prayer session againt the blessing ceremony for the dam hold by the government
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Baram natives willing to defend their rights and fight the dam
22.05.2012
Baram natives willing to defend their rights and fight the dam
Baram natives willing to defend their rights and fight the dam - Participants of workshop in Long San strongly oppose the proposed Baram Dam Project
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Baram people call on their leaders to fight against the dam
21.05.2012
Baram people call on their leaders to fight against the dam
Baram people call on their leaders to fight against the dam - Baram folks want Community Leaders to resign if they won’t listen to the people and proceed to support the Baram Dam
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Hydro Tasmania admits compliance deficits in Malaysian dam constructions
18.05.2012
Hydro Tasmania admits compliance deficits in Malaysian dam constructions
Hydro Tasmania admits compliance deficits in Malaysian dam constructions - Andrew Pattle, project director of the Baram, Baleh and Murum dams, says “safety and environmental compliance are not given much importance” in Sarawak – Bruno Manser Fund asks Hydro Tasmania to cut its business ties with the corrupt Taib government
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Borneo natives embarrass Taib's obediant Norwegian servant
08.05.2012
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Borneo natives embarrass Taib's obediant Norwegian servant
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Borneo natives embarrass Taib's obediant Norwegian servant - Sarawak Energy's prayer session marred by protests
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Sarawak Energy’s desperate prayers for an unnecessary dam
24.04.2012
Sarawak Energy’s desperate prayers for an unnecessary dam
Sarawak Energy’s desperate prayers for an unnecessary dam - Instead of facing an open discussion with local protesters, Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Malaysian energy supplier Sarawak Energy, organized a controversial prayer ritual at the planned 1,200 MW Baram dam site
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Penan ask Norwegian manager to respect their rights
20.04.2012
Penan ask Norwegian manager to respect their rights
Penan ask Norwegian manager to respect their rights - Six Penan communities have written letters to Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Malaysian energy supplier, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), demanding that an immediate halt be called to all the work being carried out on the Baram dam that is intended to flood their ancestral lands and villages
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Sarawak natives take to the street over dam plans
16.04.2012
Sarawak natives take to the street over dam plans
Sarawak natives take to the street over dam plans - SAVE Rivers hold demonstration in front of hotel to send message to community leaders to reject Baram Dam
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New corruption scandal rocks Sarawak Energy
02.04.2012
New corruption scandal rocks Sarawak Energy
Malaysian power supplier's Norwegian CEO accused of favouring top politican's son with contracts worth millions of dollars
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After Rio Tinto Debacle: Sarawak Chief Minister accused of greed, economic incompetence
28.03.2012
After Rio Tinto Debacle: Sarawak Chief Minister accused of greed, economic incompetence
After Rio Tinto debacle: Sarawak Chief Minister accused of greed, economic incompetence. Bruno Manser Fund says Taib’s policies will ruin Sarawak’s economy for decades to come – Chief Minister’s political decisions driven by criminal energy, lack of respect for his people and for the Borneo heritage.
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+++BREAKING NEWS+++ Victory for Stop Corruption Dams campaign as Rio Tinto scraps Sarawak smelter plans+++
26.03.2012
+++BREAKING NEWS+++ Victory for Stop Corruption Dams campaign as Rio Tinto scraps Sarawak smelter plans+++
+++BREAKING NEWS+++ Victory for Stop Corruption Dams campaign as Rio Tinto scraps Sarawak smelter plans+++Bruno Manser Fund calls on Sarawak government to halt Murum dam construction works+++
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Norwegian manager accused of duping Borneo natives
21.03.2012
Norwegian manager accused of duping Borneo natives
Norwegian manager accused of duping Borneo natives - Torstein Dale Sjotveit, CEO of Malaysian power supplier Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), in breach of international transparency standards over Sarawak dam plans
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Environment campaigners take anti-dam protests to the UN
14.03.2012
Environment campaigners take anti-dam protests to the UN
Environment campaigners take anti-dam protests to the UN - Malaysian representative to the UN given petition with 6000 signatures calling for a halt to the Sarawak dam plans
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Key Baram dam supporter denies corruption allegations
01.03.2012
Key Baram dam supporter denies corruption allegations
The controversial Malaysian Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry, Jacob Dungau Sagan, says he has "nothing to do with so-called multi-million ringgit timber concessions" but official records are proving the opposite.
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Key Baram dam supporter bags USD 20 million in public contracts
27.02.2012
Key Baram dam supporter bags USD 20 million in public contracts
More evidence on Malaysian deputy trade minister's corruption surfaces - The family of Jacob Dungau Sagan has bagged public contracts worth more than 20 million US dollars - Corruption is believed to be the main motive behind the politician's support for the controversial Baram dam project in his own constituency
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BREAKING NEWS: Dam corruption: Malaysian minister caught red-handed
25.02.2012
BREAKING NEWS: Dam corruption: Malaysian minister caught red-handed
BREAKING NEWS: Dam corruption: Malaysian minister caught red-handed - Baram MP Jacob Dungau Sagan, Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, involved in secret deals with Belian, an endangered tropical hardwood species
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Malaysian minister accused of drowning his own constituency
23.02.2012
Malaysian minister accused of drowning his own constituency
Malaysian Minister accused of drowning his own constituency - Jacob Dungau Sagan, Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, under pressure over his support for government plans for the planned Baram dam
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EXCLUSIVE: First pictures from sealed-off Bakun dam zone reveal social and environmental disaster
22.02.2012
EXCLUSIVE: First pictures from sealed-off Bakun dam zone reveal social and environmental disaster
EXCLUSIVE: First pictures from sealed-off Bakun dam zone reveal social and environmental disaster - Bruno Manser Fund investigation in the Bakun dam’s exclusion zone shows increased poverty and floating homes due to Malaysia’s disaster dam
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Malaysian indigenous leaders launch campaign against plans for a 12 dam mega-complex
21.02.2012
Malaysian indigenous leaders launch campaign against plans for a 12 dam mega-complex
Malaysian indigenous leaders launch campaign against plans for a 12 dam mega-complex - Representatives from affected communities in Sarawak, Malaysia, gathered to kick off their campaign against 12 planned dams
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Malaysian communities demand referendum on controversial dam projects
18.02.2012
Malaysian communities demand referendum on controversial dam projects
Malaysian communities demand referendum on controversial dam projects - Participants of SAVE Rivers Conference reject the construction of mega dams in Sarawak
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Sarawak Chief Minister accused of abusing Bakun excess power for family deal with Rio Tinto Alcan
17.02.2012
Sarawak Chief Minister accused of abusing Bakun excess power for family deal with Rio Tinto Alcan
Sarawak Chief Minister accused of abusing Bakun excess power for family deal with Rio Tinto Alcan - Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission asked to stall aluminium smelter licence given to the Taib family-controlled SALCO corporation
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Bruno Manser Fund publishes secret Baram dam map
16.02.2012
Bruno Manser Fund publishes secret Baram dam map
Bruno Manser Fund publishes secret Baram dam map - Malaysian government to displace 20,000 Borneo natives for the proposed Baram dam - 26 villages and 412 square kilometres of tropical rainforest to be flooded
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Al Jazeera investigation confirms Sarawak power glut
15.02.2012
Al Jazeera investigation confirms Sarawak power glut
Al Jazeera investigation confirms Sarawak power glut - Bakun dam engineers confirm only one of three installed turbines is working - Massive power excess cannot be exported as undersea cable to peninsular Malaysia has failed to materialize
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International NGO coalition condemns Malaysian dam plans
14.02.2012
International NGO coalition condemns Malaysian dam plans
International NGO coalition condemns Malaysian dam plans - Sarawak natives gather in Miri to kickstart protests against twelve new hydropower projects
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Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Withhold Consent for Malaysian Dam, Says New Report - Fact-finding mission reports on fundamental human rights violations committed by Malaysian company Sarawak Energy at the proposed Baram Dam, while blockades of villagers against the dam reach day 300.

 

 

 


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