Members of Residents' Association from around Marudi with their demands
Press Statement 13 October 2017
On October 13 and 14, Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) member groups across six continents are mobilising to highlight the climate emergency, fight dirty energy and false solutions in order to call for a people-led transformation of our energy system. These actions are part of our Reclaim Power Campaign 2017. Climate change and the global energy crisis threaten the lives and livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. FOEI and its members believe that the drivers of these issues are unsustainable economic and development models based on fossil fuels and other destructive energy sources and the concentration of power over energy goods and services in the hands of the wealthy few.Read more
Anggota-anggota Persatuan Penduduk dari sekitar Marudi, Sarawak dengan permintaan mereka
Kenyataan Akhbar 13 Oktober 2017
Pada Oktober 13 dan 14, para anggota Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) di seluruh dunia merentasi enam buah benua akan melakukan pelbagai aksi untuk memperingatkan kita semua tentang keadaan kecemasan sedunia yang telah timbul akibat dari perubahan iklim serta menentang penggunaan tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pelbagai penyelesaian yang palsu di dalam menangani krisis perubahan iklim. FOEI berhasrat untuk menekankan betapa pentingnya transformasi sistem pembangunan tenaga kita diterajui oleh kepimpinan komuniti. Aksi-aksi ini merupakan sebahagian dari Reclaim Power Campaign 2017. Perubahan iklim dan krisis tenaga sedunia hari ini mengancam nyawa dan kehidupan berbillion penduduk dunia. FOEI dan para anggotanya percaya bahawa pemacu kesemua isu ini adalah model pembangunan ekonomi dan pembangunan yang berasaskan bahan api fossil dan pelbagai sumber tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pemusatan kuasa tentang pengurusan sumber-sumber dan perkhidmatan bekalan tenaga di tangan beberapa pihak yang sudah lama dilimpahi kekayaan.Read more
Letter to the Editor Aug 8, 2017
SAM is gravely concerned with the proposal to proceed with the construction of the Trusan dam in Lawas, Sarawak, as announced by its Chief Minister on July 21. The dam has a planned generation capacity of 275 MW. It is one of the 12 hydroelectric projects proposed for Sarawak, which also include the Murum, Baram and Baleh dams. The Murum dam has already been completed. The construction of the Baleh dam, with a planned generation capacity of 1,285 MW, is expected to commence in October 2018 and completed in 2025.
However, the construction of the Baram dam was called off by the former Chief Minister of Sarawak, the late Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem, in March 2016, amid the sustained blockade and protest by affected communities. As reported by Channel News Asia later in May 2016, Adenan stressed that the cancellation of the Baram dam was the result of his examination on the matter. “Thereʼs no need to have another big dam. We can have mini dams and so on, but not a big dam especially when we donʼt supply (power) to west Malaysia anymore.”Read more
Channel News Asia May 03, 2016
BUKIT MERAH, Perak: Sporadic light rain brought on by cloud seeding might have provided folks in peninsular Malaysia reprieve from the unbearable heat, but it has done little to alleviate the country's water crisis.
At the heart of the crisis are Malaysia’s 41 dams and reservoirs, some of which are fast drying up, especially in the northern states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. Click to read
Borneo Post Online April 21, 2016
BELAGA: The natives from upper Balui area who were relocated to Sg Asap to make way for the Bakun dam will be allowed to carry out cultivation activities at their ancestral lands located one km from the dam.
The good news was revealed by Land Development Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing, who believed they had rights to the land. Click to read
In the news today (Malaysiakini, May 22, 2013), indigenous communities from various longhouses both affected by existing dams and would be affected by future planned dams protest at the International Hydropower Association World Congress currently going on in Kuching, Sarawak. Click to read
FMT News March 13, 2013
KUCHING: More than 2,000 Penans from seven Penan villages in Sungai Patah and three in Long Akah in Baram are facing simultaneous double threats – indiscriminate logging and the proposed construction of the Baram Dam. Click to read