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Ministers, communities and international experts agree on way forward in renewable energy
18.03.2019
Ministers, communities and international experts agree on way forward in renewable energy
Large dams can only serve as last resort, acknowledged the Malaysian Ministry of the Environment.
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Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy
14.03.2019
Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy
Malaysia civil society organizations brought together government officials, international and local energy experts, industry representatives, and grassroots communities for the Clean Energy Collaboration, Kuching to discuss concrete pathways to achieve economically and environmentally sustainable energy systems.
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Village Micro Hydro Project as model for Sustainable Energy Future
14.01.2019
Village Micro Hydro Project as model for Sustainable Energy Future
Baram, Sarawak - In conjunction with the inauguration of a micro hydro project in the Baram area, SAVE Rivers launched a conference named “Clean Energy Collaboration” which will be held in Kuching in March 2019. The event will bring together key stakeholders for a discussion on sustainable and inclusive energy pathways for Sarawak and Malaysia.
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Princess Anne asked to speak out for Penan displaced by Murum Dam
22.02.2017
Princess Anne asked to speak out for Penan displaced by Murum Dam
The communities displaced by the Murum Dam are still waiting to receive farmland – NGOs are now asking Britain’s Princess Anne for help as she visited dam builder Sarawak Energy in late 2016
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Berkeley Professor offers Sarawak Chief Minister support for state energy planning
16.08.2016
Berkeley Professor offers Sarawak Chief Minister support for state energy planning
Energy experts from Berkeley present alternatives to mega-dams to large audience from government, media and civil society in Kuching – support for state energy planning offered to Sarawak’s Chief Minister Adenan Satem
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EXCLUSIVE: Taib's Norwegian aide to leave Malaysia!
15.08.2016
EXCLUSIVE: Taib's Norwegian aide to leave Malaysia!
Victory for the Bruno Manser Fund: Sarawak Energy CEO's contract to expire
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The Baram miracle: Dam plans officially scrapped
22.03.2016
The Baram miracle: Dam plans officially scrapped
Sarawak state government bows to protests and cancels plans for controversial 1500 MW dam project on the Baram river in Malaysian Borneo - Expropriated land to be returned to indigenous communities
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Indigenous anti-dam activists worldwide stand in solidarity with Berta Cáceres
08.03.2016
Indigenous anti-dam activists worldwide stand in solidarity with Berta Cáceres
Indigenous leaders fighting against dams worldwide join the call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Berta Caceres' assassination.
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Small Is Beautiful: The People Matter
27.09.2015
Small Is Beautiful: The People Matter
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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VICTORY: Moratorium on the Baram Dam in Malaysia
23.09.2015
VICTORY: Moratorium on the Baram Dam in Malaysia
VICTORY: Moratorium on the Baram Dam in Malaysia - After two years of blocking all work on the proposed Baram Dam in Malaysia, the indigenous peoples have scored a major victory: the state government has announced a moratorium on the controversial dam and an evaluation of small-scale energy alternatives.
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Sarawak Chief Minister receives dam critics over new scientific findings
29.06.2015
Sarawak Chief Minister receives dam critics over new scientific findings
Sarawak Chief Minister receives dam critics over new scientific findings - Sarawak Chief Minister receives dam critics to discuss research results of the University of California: SCORE mega-dams not cost-effective
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Norwegian consultant admonished over Sarawak dams
24.06.2015
Norwegian consultant admonished over Sarawak dams
Last year, Norconsult refused to talk to dam-affected indigenous people from Malaysia waiting at their door – following a NGO complaint, Norconsult admits lack of due diligence in OECD mediation
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Malaysian Auditor-General asked to do audit of the Murum Dam
04.02.2015
Malaysian Auditor-General asked to do audit of the Murum Dam
Malaysian Auditor-General asked to do audit of the Murum Dam - NGOs are asking the Malaysian Auditor-General Amrin to conduct an audit of the Murum Dam in Sarawak on safety and pending concerns of affected communities.
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister speaks out against Sarawak’s mega-dams
27.01.2015
Former Malaysian Prime Minister speaks out against Sarawak’s mega-dams
Former Malaysian Prime Minister speaks out against Sarawak’s mega-dams - After receiving a letter from the network of communities affected by the dams, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticises the Sarawak government’s multi-dam initiative
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Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram
04.11.2014
Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram
Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram
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Sarawak government sends troublemaker to anti-dam blockade on its one-year anniversary
23.10.2014
Sarawak government sends troublemaker to anti-dam blockade on its one-year anniversary
Sarawak government sends troublemaker to anti-dam blockade on its one-year anniversary - While indigenous peoples are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their blockades against the proposed Baram Dam, the government is sending a troublemaker and the police to eliminate the resistance.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Large dams can only serve as last resort, acknowledged the Malaysian Ministry of the Environment.

 

 

 


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