Thursday, 8 November 2012

International Solidarity Builds Behind The Murum Penan

19 Oct 2012

This post is also available in: Iban, Malay


No engagement, just one demand that Hydro-Tasmania pull out of Sarawak!

As the Penan people of Murum enter the fourth week of their blockade against the Murum Dam, local and international NGOs have rallied to their support.

On Friday protestors, surrounded by news reporters, gathered outside Hydro-Tasmania’s impressive tower block headquarters in Hobart to demand that the company cease its lucrative partnership programme with Sarawak Energy.[click for video]

Hydro-Tasmania has been exposed for providing expert assistance and managerial staff for Sarawak Energy, a role it had earlier attempted to dismiss as a minor involvement.

However, as we have now revealed, Sarawak Energy has claimed in its own reports that the involvement of Hydro-Tasmania and the secondment of critical management staff are “essential” to its programme of fulfilling Taib Mahmud’s selfish and destructive ambitions to construct 12 more dams in the Borneo Rainforest, which will displace tens of thousands of indigenous people.

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