Thursday, October 22

Sagan briefs residents on Baram Dam


MARUDI: Baram MP Datuk Jacob Sagan recently led a group of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) officers and community leaders to Long Moh in Ulu Baram to brief residents who will be affected by the proposed Baram Dam.

Speaking to them in conjunction with the second launching ceremony of the dam, the Minister of International
Trade and Industry reminded them that the government had worked out a compensation and resettlement plan for them.

He also told them that the government would not ‘kill its own people’, and assured that the project would be monitored by the relevant authorities.

At the same time, he advised them not to listen to wild accusations spread by certain groups out to mislead them.

The first launching was at Long Na’ah.

Sagan, who is also the chairman of Baram Dam Working Committee, was joined by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, political secretary to the chief minister Robert Laing Anyie, Temenggong Pahang Deng, Pemanca Joseph Ngau Lian, Penghulu Jalong Tanyit and Penghulu Paul Kalang.

A total of 17 headmen from various longhouses in Lio Mato area were there also to listen to the briefing by SEB officers, led by Still Sendau from Kuching.

Other speakers were Robert Laing and Pahang Deng.