Controversial Baram Dam project not cancelled due to pressure: Sarawak CM

CNA | .

A controversial dam project had been scrapped, not because the state government caved in to pressure said Chief Minister of Sarawak Adenan Satem.

“The reason (for scrapping the dam) is that I have examined the matter. There’s no need to have another big dam,” said Mr Adenan said. “We can have mini dams and so on, but not a big dam especially when we don’t supply (power) to west Malaysia anymore,” he added.

The mega Baram Dam project, which would have seen the government build a dam along the second longest river in Malaysia, was meant to enhance investment opportunities in Sarawak.

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