Baram dam dampens Sarawak BN's spirits

comments     Keruah Usit     Published     Updated

ANTIDOTE The Baram dam controversy has awoken Sarawak rural communities to deals letting people own timber licences, oil palm plantations and land-grabbing at the Mulu National Park.

Sarawak BN is likely to lose Baram to PKR in the coming parliamentary election, as a consequence of BN forcing through plans for the hugely unpopular Baram hydroelectric mega-dam.

The dam across Sarawak’s second-longest river, budgeted to cost at least RM3 billion, will evict 20,000 farmers from their homes and submerge 40,000 ha of land - or half the size of Perlis.

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