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19 Oct 2015

Author:
Desmond Davidson, Malaysian Insider

Malaysia: Baram tribes that blocked construction of a mega dam host World Indigenous Summit on Environment & Rivers

“Anti-dam Baram tribes to stage world indigenous summit”, 13 Oct 2015

The Baram tribes people, still buoyed by the Sarawak government's July decision for a moratorium on the proposed mega hydroelectric dam in their area, will mark the second year of their resistance with a world summit that will see indigenous people from all over the world come to the state to show solidarity for their cause. The tribes will hold a five-day “solidarity and sharing experience” event they have dubbed the World Indigenous Summit on Environment and Rivers (Wiser Baram 2015) which starts on October 20 and culminates with a conference in Miri city on October 24…