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It is coincidental or what-water transport in Rajang can only resume after July 2010-when the state assembly’s mandate runs out? The water level is lowered due, in large part, to the impoundment of Bakun Dam. Apparently they are rushing to finish the impoundment to start producing power and make money-oblivious to the tens of thousands of interior folks whose livelihood depend on the Rajang’s water transport. Kapit remain a town without road transport to the outside world-thus have to rely on water transports for its daily needs. But their problems have to wait for some one to make enough money before anything can be done to restore their river to their use. Perhaps the state elections will be the people’s other option?

Electricity for Bakun resettlers ‘only’ if state provides lines

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:47(Freemalaysiatoday)
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The Bidayuh voters are not happy with the Bengoh dam-so the impoundment of the dam which will submerge 15000 residents’ home has been postponed till the poll is over. But will the voters allow that to happen after the poll? They can also choose to throw out the incumbent to avoid such a calamity to their home. This is the right of the voters there to vote according to their best interests.

Concern over Bidayuh votes reason for delay in Bengoh Dam

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:26
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By Joseph Tawie(Freemalaysiatoday)

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Wing from Belegakini blog reported this very timely report about 1 Sg Asap community group blockading logging companies which damage their roads. Another group at Ulu Bakun is reported to be inspired to do the same in Ulu Bakun.Watch out!

Penduduk Bakun Bangkit Berdemonstrasi.

By belagakini

Bakun,Belaga:07.12.2010. Hari ini penduduk penempatan semula Bakun Sg.Asap bangkit berdemonstrasi dengan membina penghadang dan menghalang lori-lori balak yang melalui Jalan Bintulu-Bakun. Dr. Elli Luhat yang menjadi ketua penganjur dan selaku pengerusi Jawatankuasa Keselamatan Penduduk Bakun menyifatkan kerosakan jalan itu selama ini adalah satu perbuatan Vandalisme oleh lori-lori balak yang dimiliki oleh tycoon-tycoon pembalakanSarawak.

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Could Taib Mahmud the CM of Sarawak be taking drugs? He was reported to say that he envision a future Sarawak so bright that it qualify as a Guiness Book of Records’ entry-powered by the 600% excess of electricity generated by his 12-dam supply! Sad to say: even with 40% excess electricity currently Taib still cannot supply electricity to most natives’ houses around the operating dams now!

The Batang Ai dam is still surrounded by resettled residents who don’t have electricity supply-though it will continue to be Sarawak’s biggest dam till Bakun dam come on stream-if it ever will.

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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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Penduduk Baram bimbang bahana empangan

Philip Jau menunjukkan berita muka depan akhbar tempatan bertarikh 27 Okt yang bertajuk ’Sekolah Mungkin Ditutup’ jika Sungai Rajang semakin cetek, yang membimbangkan lebih 20,000 penduduk di sepanjang Sungai Baram berikutan cadangan pembinaan Empangan Baram. (more…)

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Stop plantations within Murum Dam catchment

From Aliran

The Peleiran-Murum Penan Affairs Committee has called on the government to revoke provisional leases to plantation firms at the Murum Dam catchment area.

Ramlie Bujang, the Pemupa spokesperson, is seated fourth from left – Photo credit: Pemupa

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Villagers complain of non-payment of compensation

by Yunus Yussop. Posted on November 9, 2010, Tuesday

BINTULU: Residents of Sungai Asap, Belaga Resettlement Scheme expressed unhappiness and disappointment over the non-payment of compensation promised to them for giving way to the construction of Bakun Dam.

HERE IT IS: Duren (left) and Lating show the official letter that will be sent to the Kapit Resident.

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Water level in Bakun Dam rise to 100 ft level-almost ready for testing the turbines

More picture here.

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The linkage cannot be denied from these recent pictures:

Latest pix of Bakun Dam's impoundment-water level has gone up

Rajang's water level has gone down-is it a fair exchange with the Bakun dam developer?

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