Sunday, July 27, 2008
Another Rape of Sarawak by State BN
The 12 hydroelectric dams in Sarawak,to be located at Ulu Air, Metjawah, Belaga, Baleh, Belepeh, Lawas, Tutoh, Limbang, Baram, Murum and Linau rivers do not need to undergo Federal environment impact assessment (EIA) requirements. The dams will have a total generating capacity in the state to 7,000MW by 2020 – an increase of 600% from the current capacity.
A Court of Appeal ruling 11 years ago the Environmental Quality Act did not apply in Sarawak. According to the state’s regulations, EIAs on such projects do not need to be scrutinised by the public.
So the Sarawak Barisan Nasional gov't is free to rape and plunder the land to enrich the politicians and their cronies.