This documentary by Ross Harrison follows the lives of three Penan as they go about their daily lives. Thanks to blog visitor Phua Kai Lit for the video link.
More than 200 indigenous people from across the nation converged at KLCC two days ago to hold a protest against the Baram Dam and other mega dams in Sarawak. They are concerned that the dams will degrade rivers, affect...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
Property magnates are profiting from a spate of lucrative land reclamation projects around the country - but in Penang, a body representing the concerns of fisherfolk are concerned about the effects of land reclamation, pollution, siltation and erosion in...
Francis, the Bishop of Rome, has come out with a new apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, that recognises the need to resolve "the structural causes of poverty" without delay. Everyone should ponder over these words: Welfare projects,...
Why are 800 residents in eight villages in Balai Ringin, about 100 km from Kuching, living in fear of thugs? The villagers around Melikin and Karangan Melikin believe the thugs are linked to illegal logging outfits that have encroached...
Indigenous protesters confront International Hydropower Association executive director Richard Taylor during an IHA conference in Kuching. The protesters are opposing plans for the construction of more mega dams in Sarawak.
Komas hosts a discussion on marginalised communities and the coming general election. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcfLRBJaodA?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
By now you may be aware of the peaceful blockade by the Penans along the road to the Murum Dam site in Sarawak - despite a virtual blackout in the mainstream media. The odds are stacked against...
An ex-Star journalist who wrote an article on the rape of Penan females is upset with her former paper for apologising to a timber company over her article. She claims the daily had failed to consult her about the...

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