… a perfect timing for this human rights issue to be brought to the U.N, just as Malaysia is being given a seat in the UN Security Council.
NGOs and human rights groups have roundly condemned the move to kick out indigenous peoples from the Baram dam area.
A joint statement issued by Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (Joas), Suaram and International Rivers said, “Malaysian and international human rights organizations have united to publicly condemn the attempt to intimidate Indigenous Peoples in Sarawak at the proposed Baram Dam site.
It added, “On 21 October, coercive action was taken by police from the General Operation Force (GOF), Forest Department officers and personnel representing logging interests from the company MM Golden, to pressure residents of Long Kesseh to abandon their customary lands and disperse from the site.”
This is the area where people had set up a barricade.
“As a result…
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