SAVE Rivers, is a group of concerned citizens is building a broad-based support to mobilise the public at large to speak-up against the plans of the Sarawak State Government to build more new dams that are destructive to the people and ecosystems. SAVE Rivers is partnering with NGOs, CBOs, Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the dam affected areas.
Pent-up anger explodes
by Yunus Yussop, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on July 17, 2012, Tuesday
I’M LISTENING: The presence of Tiong at the workers camp soon after the incident attracted thousands of workers who took the chance to express their unhappiness on various issues. BINTULU: Simmering discontent among local and Indonesian workers over poor working and living conditions and preferential treatment given to workers from China exploded into violence at a Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) workers camp here on Sunday evening.
The brawl started around 5pm at the main entrance of the workers camp which could accommodate more than 4,000 workers when the angry workers set upon Chinese workers leaving 11 of them and one local worker injured.
The attacks quickly spread to other parts of the camp and by the time the police arrived around 7pm all the attackers had fled the scene.
Five of the wounded were rushed to the hospital here with one suffering serious internal injuries.
When contacted the police chief here, Superintendent Madang Usat, said the police were still identifying the attackers, their motive and the cause of the incident.
Published: Sunday October 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Sunday October 6, 2013 MYT 2:34:40 PMBY STEPHEN THEN MIRI: It is a race against time to rescue dozens of endangered animals in the Murum Valley threatened by rising waters from the impoundment of the Murum hydroelectric dam that began about two weeks ago.
The water behind the main dam wall is rising fast. Trees and bushes that sheltered these endangered animals are fast being submerged.
The Star yesterday received a call from an environmental activist who claimed that people were seen trying to capture these rare animals using traps.
Calls to the Wildlife Department went unanswered, probably because it was a weekend.
The Star also called up Penghulu Saging Bit, a local chieftain in Belaga, to find out what was actually happening.
Saging explained that the people who were trying to trap and capture the animals were wildlife rangers from Sarawak Forestry and locals hired to help them in the task.