Stop the destruction of Sarawak's Rivers
  • Petitioned Torstein Dale Sjotveit
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, Sarawak Energy Berhad
Torstein Dale Sjotveit
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Executive Director, International Hydropower Association
Richard Taylor
Chief Minister of Sarawak
Abdul Taib Mahmud
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Dato' Sri Najib Razak (Prime Minister of Malaysia)

Stop the destruction of Sarawak's Rivers

    1. Petition by

      SAVE-Rivers Sarawak

Tens of thousands of indigenous people from Sarawak, Malaysia, are threatened with forced displacement as the Sarawak government moves ahead with plans for 12 massive new dams. These dams will devastate the traditional homelands of native communities, drown pristine tropical habitat, and generate dangerous methane gas, a dangerous climate polluter.

Despite the fact that there is no demand for the power that would be generated by the new dams, dam builder Sarawak Energy continues to press forward with these destructive projects. This is no surprise, considering that the corrupt chief minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud, and his family stand to make a fortune by using the electricity to expand industries they own. The recently completed Bakun Dam was dubbed a “monument of corruption” by Transparency International.

Indigenous communities from across Malaysian Borneo have come together to form the SAVE-Rivers network, to fightfor their land rights and against the Sarawak dams. Take action now, and support the SAVE-Rivers movement by demanding that decision makers stop these destructive dams

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Torstein Dale Sjotveit responds:

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    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Liz Thomas TAKAKA, NEW ZEALAND
      • 6 months ago

      I lived in Sarawak for 2 years, and my father, a doctor, worked there for 12 years. I grew to love the country and its people. I am shocked that large dams are being built which will wreck the sustainable life styles of so many people, and have huge adverse environmental consequences.

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    • evelyna edwin GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA
      • 7 months ago

      As much as beneficial the damn is to the people of Sarawak, building too many dams will cause the ecological imbalances and many species of flora and fauna will loose their habitat. Sarawak is abundant with ecological diversities, building this dams will effect this diversities.

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    • Linda Walding SHELDON, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      It disgusts me that we are killing orangutans for an unnecessary product we didn't even know we sere using.

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    • Diana Baritz ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • 9 months ago

      Stop the destruction of Sarawak's rivers!

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    • ym foo SUBANG JAYA, MALAYSIA
      • 9 months ago

      We only have one Mother of Earth

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