Orang Asli remind Pakatan of promise to end dam project

Noel Achariam

A Semai youth taking a bath at Sg Geruntum in Gopeng, Perak. The Orang Asli want to preserve their lifestyle. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 7, 2020.

THE Orang Asli of Ulu Geruntum, Gopeng, who voted for Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election in 2018, have had their hopes for change dashed after their pleas for a stop to a mini-hydro project encroaching on their ancestral land went unheeded. 

They feel there is no difference between PH and the Barisan Nasional (BN) regime it ousted, as PH has failed to stop the project that involves 31 mini dams. Some of the dams will affect their ancestral land. 

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