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New film looks behind Malaysia mega-dam projects (with video)

Image courtesy of the Borneo ProjectThe Borneo Project released a new short film about the planned development of twelve mega-dams in Malaysia’s Sarawak state.

The 9-minute film is called Commerce or Corruption: The Economics of Mega-Dams.

Sarawak already has abundant electricity, according to the Borneo Project. So why a dozen new mega dams?

The NGO alleges that companies controlled by relatives and friends of the governor of the state, Taib Mahmud, are the driving force behind the dams, which will displace up to 20,000 people.

“Alternative energy systems, such as a combination of solar power, micro-hydro projects and bio-gasification . . . would sustain more wealth for more people over the long run,” according to the film.

Here’s the Borneo Project’s Commerce or Corruption: The Economics of Mega-Dams:

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Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.

 

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