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 the indigenous people’s livelihoods and inundate forests. In the case of the Baram Dam, more than 20000 people from close to 30 villages will be displaced by the maga project.
These mega dams are part of the euphemistically named Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy (Score), which aims to provide cheap energy and entice energy-guzzling large firms, perhaps with questionable environmental records, into Sarawak.
The protest coincided with the two-day Asean Power Week conference at KLCC.