Their ancestral homes and lands have been flooded and they were sent here, in the middle of oil palm plantation, very far from both their original territories and any notable town. We came here thanks to Peter Kallang from SaveRivers, whom we interviewed for the 1st part of our reportage. Peter gave us the contact of Alex, who is one untiring activist, having lived the resettlement on his own skin, is now trying to raise awareness to the issue of the new mega dam projects.
We meet him at his home, in the block D. What were once many different villages of different ethnic groups, separated from each other by dozen kilometers of dense jungle, are now concentrated in a few square miles. In cheap longhouses named with letters, block D is where we are, and here is the 2nd part of the reportage about hydroelectric devastation in Borneo.
read the 1st part, the interview with Peter.
If you want to know more about our adventures in Borneo check out the rests of our articles here.