World Rainforest Movement

Malaysia: Asian Development Bank Urged to Shelve Loan For Power Grid in Sarawak



Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and abroad are calling on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to stop a proposal to loan up to US$45 million for building the “Trans-Borneo Power Grid” (transmission lines) in Sarawak, Malaysia. 40 organizations questioned the ADB for its investment in the company Sarawak Energy Bhd, when it has been beset by charges of corruption, exposed for irresponsible project management practices, and the subject of investigations by the Malaysian Bar Council and the Malaysian Human Rights Commission due to complicity in violations of the constitutional rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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