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The Penan and the 'richest man in M'sia'

Keruah Usit

Published
Modified 3 Oct 2012, 5:37 am

ANTIDOTE Facts and figures sometimes tell a story better than flowery flourishes or alluring alliteration.

The Sarawak Report investigative reporting website examines a leaked government-commissioned report on the Murum Hydroelectric Dam, in the upper reaches of a tributary of the Rejang, which is Malaysia's longest river.

It mentions casually that eight villages - one Kenyah and six Penan communities - which are being forced to resettle because of the dam, live far below the official poverty line.

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