This just came in from SAVE Rivers: “Lots of machinery are seen sent by Sarawak Energy’s contractor to locations near the site for the proposed Baram Dam. Suspect that construction team have started mobilising.”
Meanwhile, other reports say Sarawak Energy has started the impoundment of the 944MW Murum Dam in Sarawak without prior notice given to the six Penan villages of Long Wat, Long Luar, Long Tangau, Long Menapa, Long Singu and Long Malim. The outlet river diversion tunnel was apparently closed on Saturday night.
More than 100 Penans have been protesting at the dam site.