• Petitioned Torstein Dale Sjøtveit

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CEO Sarawak Energy
Torstein Dale Sjøtveit
Chief Minister or Sarawak, Malaysia
Abdul Taib Mahmud

Respect the Rights of Penan of Murum and Stop Murum Dam!

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      The Borneo Project

This week, the Murum dam began impoundment, starting to fill a 2,750 sq. kilometer reservoir that will displace thousands of peoples and destroy priceless forest.

Over 100 Penan of the Murum region are taking bold action for their rights and for the environment. They are protesting at the dam site, errecting a blockade of the road leading up to the dam, and are demanding fair compensation and resettlement that will allow them to continue with their traditional way of life. 

In related tragic news, the Penan village of Long Wat has been burned down by Sarawak Energy workers, and communities are reporting loss of boats due to the flooding from the impoundment.  

UPDATE: SAVE Rivers, the alliance defending Indigenous Peoples' rights to land, water and life, has raised the alarm that Sarawak Energy seems to be at its final stage of preparedness in building the Baram dam. The site office is now fixed, and around forty personnels are on site while equipment is mobilized. Neither the social nor environmental impact assessments been completed, and no information about either of these studies has been made public. 

It is time for Sarawak Energy and the government of Sarawak to respect the rights of the people and to stop the dams!

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    • Slava Raboki NY, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Respect the Rights of Penan of Murum and Stop Murum Dam!

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    • suze ukong KUCHING, MALAYSIA
      • 8 months ago

      Bcoz i'm Native's, respect native's(Penan) rights!!

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    • Christopher Evans HEALDSBURG, CA
      • 8 months ago

      their homes and land are being stolen and that's not right

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    • Rob White GAETZ BROOK, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      People are not helped by removing them from there means of living as they would choose to. Which the Murum dam will.

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    • Muriel Servaege ARLON, BELGIUM
      • 10 months ago

      Because the dam will displace thousands of people whose opinions have not even been, asked and will destroy priciloess forests..

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