Indigenous representatives call on Asian Development Bank to cancel loan to Sarawak Energy, allege failure to consult with communities
"Indigenous Representatives at Asian Development Bank Headquarters Call for Cancellation of Loan to Sarawak", 3 March 2015
Fact-finding mission reveals Sarawak Energy failed to consult meaningfully with communities affected by Trans-Borneo transmission line and has yet to pay fair compensation – ADB asked to withdraw as a potential financier. Indigenous peoples’ representatives are en-route from Sarawak, Malaysia to the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila to raise concerns about a US$45 million loan being proposed for Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) to build a high voltage transmission line. At the ADB, the delegation will be submitting the findings of research conducted along the transmission line route and meeting with the Bank’s Executive Directors, the Office of Anti-Corruption and Integrity, and senior personnel.