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8 Sep 2014

International Rivers

Malaysia: Report says Kenyah, Kayan & Penan peoples denied of rights to ancestral lands, livelihood, self-determination & free, prior & informed consent in Baram Dam project

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“New Report: Indigenous Rights Violations at Baram Dam Site in Sarawak” 17 August 2014

A new report entitled "No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples' Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak"…[was] launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…It identifies specific violations of the Malaysian Constitution and provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People committed against the Kenyah, Kayan and Penan people living around the proposed site of the Baram Dam that have taken place at the hands of the state-owned company, Sarawak Energy Bhd, and the Sarawak government. The main findings reveal a fundamental denial of indigenous peoples' rights to free, prior and informed consent, to their ancestral lands, livelihood, self-determination and to make decisions about their own futures, free of coercion…