Dams are destroying our rivers!

Thursday 24 July, 2014 / Leave a comment

Why are the Bakun Dam spillway gates temporarily closed? This is the question we are asking on today’s episode of RFS. We speak to SAVE Rivers Chairman, Peter Kallang who analyses the Bakun, Murum and Baleh rivers and the impact that hydroelectric dams are having on the ecosystem. He says the rivers are drying up.

And we interview James Nyurang, the headman of Tanjong Terpalit, Baram on the comment by Sarawak’s Deputy CM Alfred Jabu that human rights activists and environmentalists should “back off and mind their business” with regard to the Baram dam. Our resident commentator Christina Suntai also comments on Jabu’s latest outburst asking what development Jabu has brought to the Baram people over the last 40 years.

Stay tuned.

Peter Kallang, Pengerusi Save Rivers memberitahu RFS dengan menganalisis keadaan Murum, Bakun dan Baleh sungai dengan kesan ekosistem sungai jika empangan dan sungai air telah kering.
Selain itu, Peter kallang dan James Nyurang, ketua kampong tg Terpalit baram juga komen terhadap kenyataan Jabu tidak tepat, dan meminta Jabu meletakan jawatan sebagai Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak.
Timothy memberitahu RFS mengenai Syarikat Pelita TAAN Plantation mengorek pasir ditepi pantai dekat tanah orang kampung di Bakumah Kuala Iganyang melupiti kira2 1100 lebih eka. Kes ini telah dibawa ke mahkamah dan Syarikat tersebut kalah dalam perbicaraan tersebut. Setelah melihat kemenangan kes itu yang diwakili oleh Baru Bian Advocate maka orang kampong kaki BN telah mulai sedar bahawa hanya pemimpin PR (PKR) sahaja yang dapat menolong dalam isu tanah.