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Archive for November 22nd, 2010

More and more land grabs are coming into lights-this is another one-from the Long Terawan region:

APPEAL FOR HELP TO STOP ROBBERY OF BERAWAN’S ANCESTRAL LAND ADJACENT TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S HERITAGE SITE (UNESCO),GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK

We, the Berawan (one of the ethnics group in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia) of the village, Kampung Long Terawan in the Tutoh river, Baram, Miri Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia wish to make and urgent Mulu info appeal to our fellow beloved citizens of the world for help to stop the robbery of our ancestral lands, our heritage, our birth right, which is our sources of survival as native peoples.

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Many crazy ideas had been proposed by outsiders to connect Sarawak’s interior to the outside world. Latest is the `wifi village’ idea from the government. Previously there was a `philantropic’ idea to donate mobile phones to Sarawakians. However the better ideas seems to be SW radios. 

WiFi village project turns into a farce

Sunday, 21 November 2010 13:58(Malaysian Mirror)
KUCHING – The people of Nanga Berkiok at Merurun, Julau cannot be blamed if they thought that the government’s ‘Kampung WiFi’ project recently implemented at Rumah Guntol was a mere publicity stunt. 

A satellite dish which was installed in the longhouse last Sept 17 broke down less than a week later.
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Brunei keen to buy power from Lawas, Limbang plants
Saturday, 20 November 2010 15:10
LAWAS – Brunei has offered to purchase power to be generated by the proposed hydroelectric plants to be set up in Limbang and Lawas, Sarawak.

Second Minister of Planning and Management Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said while the actual starting  date for the projects have yet to be fixed, Brunei had already showed keen interest in the power plants.

“We already have an agreement with Brunei to supply 100MW and they have agreed to upgrade their transmission lines. In fact they (Brunei) want us to speed up the (implementation of the) project,” he told reporters last night after launching the Malaysian Islamic Welfare Organisation  Lawas Branch’s family night.
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