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Company Response

1 May 2012

Author:
Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy response re alleged displacement of indigenous communities by Baram mega dam

I absolutely reject the latest personal attacks outlined in Bruno Manser Fund’s (BMF) press release...Sarawak Energy...ha[s] committed to genuine, transparent engagement with communities likely to be affected by future hydropower developments including Baram...There is no evidence that anonymous quotes contained in the BMF release are in anyway indicative of the views of the broader community in Baram. Indeed, Sarawak Energy’s own process of community engagement has found that most of the people in communities potentially affected by the Baram Dam are either open minded or positively disposed to the development.

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