Malaysia’s Murum Dam Sets Poor Precedents for Best Practice

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:46pm
By: Simone Adler

A view of the Murum River, where the Murum Dam is located
Photo Credit: Free Malaysia Today

Sarawak is a Malaysian state located in the northern part of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, home of one of the world’s oldest rainforests and the world’s highest rate of deforestation. Deep within the forest, home to 40 indigenous communities, sits the nearly completed 944 MW Murum Dam. The dam is expected to be portrayed as best practice by the Sarawak government and the dam builders involved. In May of next year, theInternational Hydropower Association (IHA) will hold its biennial conference in Sarawak and is expected to further praise the Murum Dam.


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