|Penan hunter-gatherers to be dumped in vast oil palm plantation|
|Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:10|
More than 1,000 Penan hunter-gatherers were taken from their rainforest home and dumped in a vast oil palm plantation – to make way for the controversial Murum dam. The Penan have said they do not want to move, but have been given no choice. They told the government that if they had to leave they wanted to move to another part of their ancestral land. The government accepted this, but has sold the same area to the Malaysian company Shin Yang, which is clearing the forest and planting thousands of oil palms.