Penan vow Murum Dam blockade will stay

20 Oct 2012 | 549 views

EXCLUSIVE A barricade of thick ropes, three empty wooden barrels and planks of timber greets lorry drivers approaching the Long Jaik longhouse near Sungai Seping in remote Belaga, deep in the jungles of Sarawak.

The Penan put up the blockade - about one kilometre from their Long Jaik longhouse - on Sept 25, with 300 people manning the make-shift checkpoint since then.

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Video by Citizen Journalist Tan Kai Swee