Meeting between communities from Marudi and Tinjar with a few Sarawak State Assemblypersons and SAM. Picture: SAM
Press Statement 08 October 2018
In Miri today, SAM arranged for two groups of indigenous communities from Marudi and Tinjar, Baram, to meet Sarawak state assemblypersons with the aim of halting the violations of their native customary rights (NCR) by oil palm plantation projects.Read more
Mesyuarat ADUN di Miri bersama penduduk-penduduk Marudi dan Tinjar. Gambar: SAM
Kenyataan Akhbar 08 Oktober 2018
Di Miri hari ini, SAM telah mengatur pertemuan antara dua buah kumpulan Orang Asal, yakni dari Marudi dan Tinjar, Baram, dan ahli-ahli dewan undangan negeri Sarawak dengan tujuan menghentikan pencabulan hak tanah adat (NCR) mereka oleh projek-projek perladangan sawit.Read more
Hari Antarabangsa Orang Asal Sedunia 2018: Ketelusan tentang projek perladangan sawit untuk masyarakat Iban di Marudi
Penduduk-penduduk Rumah Beliang di Sarawak. Kredit Gambar: Rumah Beliang, Sarawak
Kenyataan Akhbar 09 Ogos 2018
Bersempena dengan Hari Antarabangsa Orang Asal Sedunia 2018, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) ingin menyuarakan kegusaran kami terhadap rancangan untuk membangunkan projek perladangan sawit di Marudi, Baram, yang akan menjejaskan hak tanah adat (NCR) sekurang-kurangnya 20 buah kampung masyarakat Iban. Wilayah-wilayah adat ini bukan sahaja masih ada kawasan yang berhutan, malah terdapat banyak sekali ladang-ladang (temuda) para penduduk yang produktif, yang menjadi sumber pendapatan dan makanan yang penting untuk mereka.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
Banjir kilat di Sg Linei, Sarawak Gambar: SAM
Berikutan daripada hujan lebat yang berlaku pada sebelah malam pada 19 Januri 2017, sebahagian jalan masuk ke beberapa buah kampung kawasan Marudi dan Linei telah ditenggelami air. Beberapa buah jambatan menuju ke Kampung Sg Linei juga rosak teruk akibat aliran air deras. Laluan jalan kenderaan menghala ke Kampung Sungai Linei dikatakan yang paling teruk akibat banjir ini.
Jambatan Buang, Sarawak Gambar: SAM
Clean Malaysia May 07, 2016
Indigenous Penan communities in Sarawak are mad at the continued destruction of their ancestral forests and they won’t be taking it any more. The Penans, who have traditionally been semi-nomadic forest-dwellers, want all logging stopped in the remote Upper Baram region of Sarawak and the area declared a protected national park.
James Lalo Keso, a former penghulu (paramount chief) in the community of Long Lamai, has sent a poetically poignant letter to the state’s Chief Minister Adenan Satem, urging him to impose a moratorium on all logging. Click to read
Borneo Post Online May 06, 2016
KUCHING: The Penan communities in upper Baram are requesting for a moratorium on the logging activities in their area and for the government to convert it into a National Park to sustain their livelihood.
According to a former Penan penghulu of Long Lamai James Lalo Keso, they were in fact pleased with the government’s interest in the realisation of a park in their area. Click to read
FMT News April 24, 2016
BAKUN: The Sarawak state government is ready to consider a request by natives of the Bakun area, now resettled 60km at Sungai Asap longhouse, for permission to cultivate their native land near the Bakun dam, said State Land Development Minister James Jemut Masing.
He said discussions would be held with the relevant authorities by the state government and Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd, the operator of the Bakun hydroelectric power plant and dam. 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
New Straits Times April 12, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Two civil societies have called on the Sarawak government to stop further turning peatland into oil palm plantations. Sahabat Alam Malaysia vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader claimed large-scale development had damaged large tracts of swamp forest resources. Click to read