Sarawak activist who stopped destructive mega-dams wins 2019 Seacology Prize

Peter Kallang (middle) with Duane Silverstein (L) and Mary Randolph (R) from SEACOLOGY during the award presentation. Miri City, Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. Peter Kallang, a member of Sarawak’s indigenous Kenyah community, has been awarded the international Seacology Prize for leading a successful campaign to halt the building of a series of mega-dams … Continue reading Sarawak activist who stopped destructive mega-dams wins 2019 Seacology Prize

SAVE Rivers chief wins Seacology prize

Peter Kallang (seated, far left) with SEACOLOGY, friends and families who have supported him throughout the years. MIRI: United States non-profit organisation Seacology has selected SAVE Rivers chairman Peter Kallang as the winner of its annual US$10,000 prize. The prize is awarded to an islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environment and culture of … Continue reading SAVE Rivers chief wins Seacology prize

Save Rivers pledges support for Suhakam to be more pro-active in Sarawak

MIRI: SAVE Rivers chairman Peter Kallang says he has previously by-passed Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) office in Sarawak as its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur was more pro-active and responsive. So he is looking forward to a new chapter in the state under newly minted Commissioner Dr Madeline Berma as he expressed his support and hope … Continue reading Save Rivers pledges support for Suhakam to be more pro-active in Sarawak

ACTIVIST NECESSARY TO CHAMPION SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

The article, “Some activists are preying on the Penans, says state rep” as reported in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) is far from the truth. Activist and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) fulfill needs in environmental, economic, infrastructure and social justice which are either neglected or abused by parties concerned. The responsibility for the construction of infrastructure … Continue reading ACTIVIST NECESSARY TO CHAMPION SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

MEGA DAMS: GLORIFYING BAKUN TO PROMOTE PAPAR

Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, recent statement saying that “Sarawak is reaping the benefit” from the controversial Bakun dam is a lopsided remark. This remark could be based on publicity stunt by the Sarawak state government and Sarawak Energy Bhd. without taking into account the long standing problems and complaints of the indigenous peoples affected by … Continue reading MEGA DAMS: GLORIFYING BAKUN TO PROMOTE PAPAR

Clean Energy Collaboration Kuching agrees on way forward for renewable energy in Sarawak

Kuching 15-16 March: After two days of discussions and panels between ministers, government officials, community members, civil society organizations, and industry experts, the resulting message of the Clean Energy Collaboration is clear: Malaysia has an incredible opportunity to lead the renewable energy transformation in the region, and communities around Malaysia are already leading the way.  … Continue reading Clean Energy Collaboration Kuching agrees on way forward for renewable energy in Sarawak

Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy

In a two day event people from a myriad of backgrounds are meeting in Kuching to discuss creating renewable energy pathways for Sarawak and Malaysia. Save Rivers and other local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are holding the conference in order to push the agenda of renewable energy at a state and national level while ensuring … Continue reading Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Programs Manager, Full Time Reports to: Chairman, Save Rivers SAVE Rivers advocates for and empowers rural communities to protect and restore lands, rivers and watersheds through research, training and capacity building. We envision a society with good governance, whereby human rights are respected, land, rivers and watersheds are protected and rural communities are empowered … Continue reading JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

VILLAGE MICRO HYDRO PROJECT AS MODEL FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENERGY FUTURE

Baram, Sarawak - In conjunction with the inauguration of a micro hydro project in the Baram area, SAVE Rivers launched a conference named “Clean Energy Collaboration” which will be held in Kuching in March 2019. The event will bring together key stakeholders for a discussion on sustainable and inclusive energy pathways for Sarawak and Malaysia.  … Continue reading VILLAGE MICRO HYDRO PROJECT AS MODEL FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENERGY FUTURE