Fearful of losing homes, Kelantan Orang Asli seek PM's help to stop RM5b Nenggiri hydro dam project

7/6/2022 4:18:00 PM

Fearful of losing homes, Kelantan Orang Asli seek PM's help to stop RM5b Nenggiri hydro dam project

Kelantan, Orang Asli

Fearful of losing homes, Kelantan Orang Asli seek PM's help to stop RM5b Nenggiri hydro dam project

PUTRAJAYA, June 7 — Some 150 Temiar Orang Asli from Kelantan journeyed in three buses to the federal administrative capital here this morning in a bid to save their homes from...

PUTRAJAYA, June 7 — Some 150 Temiar Orang Asli from Kelantan journeyed in three buses to the federal administrative capital here this morning in a bid to save their homes from being destroyed to make way for a RM5 billion hydroelectric dam“We also want the relevant authorities to stop all logging and mining activities related to it because they are the main causes for floods and droughts in our state,” he added.

“This will also affect wildlife habitat, which causes wild tigers to roam and kill villagers, adding problems to our daily lives,” Mustafa added.Berita HarianMustafa was not the only one to speak.“Our tradition is finding source of income from the forest, but this will end if the government doesn’t consider our means of livelihood,” said Jimi Angah, a representative from another settlement called Wilayah Wias.

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By Rex Tan Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022 8:00 PM MYT PUTRAJAYA, June 7 — Some 150 Temiar Orang Asli from Kelantan journeyed in three buses to the federal administrative capital here this morning in a bid to save their homes from being destroyed to make way for a RM5 billion hydroelectric dam Gathering at the Dataran Putra roundabout near the Prime Minister’s Office Complex, the group was a sight to behold in their traditional headgear made from woven leaves and flowers as they sang songs and held up hand drawn banners, entreating the government to cancel the Sungai Nenggiri dam project. “We ask the state and local governments, and Tenaga Nasional to cancel this project because it won't solve the flood, drought, and electricity supply issues that the dam is intended to,” Mustafa Along, chairman of Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan and the organiser of today's demonstration, said into a loudspeaker. “Empat buah penempatan akan terjejas secara langsung dan tenggelam sepenuhnya melibatkan seramai 1,185 orang daripada 275 keluarga manakala 18 kampung lagi akan terjejas secara tidak langsung,” katanya. “We also want the relevant authorities to stop all logging and mining activities related to it because they are the main causes for floods and droughts in our state,” he added. “Sembilan penunggang motosikal berusia 14 hingga 21 tahun yang melakukan aksi berbahaya itu kemudian dibawa ke Balai Polis Trafik Kuala Lumpur. As he spoke, other members of the group held aloft the banners written in English and Malay that sought to convey their deepest wishes. Dianggarkan lebih 100 Orang Asli berhimpun di sini hari ini bagi menyerahkan memorandum bantahan berkenaan kepada kerajaan. Among the many messages, some read: “Cancel Neggiri River Dam, Enough Miseries In Our Lives”, “Why Should We Go To School If You Won’t Listen To The Educated”. Dahulu lagi teruk, orang hantar macam-macam.

Mustafa told reporters that the group had come all the way from their home state in the north-east of the peninsula to Putrajaya because their past efforts to draw attention to their predicament had failed to garner response from the authorities. Jelasnya, kehidupan Orang Asli di kawasan terlibat telah pun terjejas akibat aktiviti pembalakan tidak terkawal yang mengakibatkan mereka hilang sumber makanan, sumber air bersih serta ancaman hidupan liar seperti gajah yang kehilangan habitat dan dijangka akan lebih teruk sekiranya projek ini diteruskan. “JSPT Kuala Lumpur terus mempertingkat operasi pada hujung minggu bagi mencegah dan membanteras sepenuhnya aktiviti samseng jalanan serta menjaga keselamatan pengguna jalan raya. “This will also affect wildlife habitat, which causes wild tigers to roam and kill villagers, adding problems to our daily lives,” Mustafa added. He also claimed Orang Asli has not benefited from the proposed hydroelectric dam project so far despite the promises given by the government in the past. Sementara itu, Ketua Wilayah Tanah Adat Kampung Orang Asli Pos Simpor, Mohd. Malay newspaper Berita Harian previously reported Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan saying the government has compensated affected villagers for the Sungai Nenggiri dam project. According to Mustafa, the government has only compensated each villagers RM12 for every tree they lost to the project, which he said is not enough for an Orang Asli family to shift to their new settlements. Justeru, mereka menggesa kerajaan dan pihak berkaitan untuk membatalkan pembinaan empangan ini kerana ia tidak relevan sebagai penyelesaian jangka panjang yang mampan bagi mengurangkan masalah banjir, kemarau danbekalkan elektrik. Mungkin mereka ini mahukan perhatian,” kongsinya.

Mustafa was not the only one to speak. Several men who represented separate Orang Asli villages near the proposed dam project took turns to publicly express their worries of losing their customary way of life, such as foraging and hunting in the rainforests that has been home to their ancestors. Pada masa sama, beliau menyarankan kerajaan memilih alternatif lain yang kurang berisiko seperti mewujudkan beberapa empangan kecil di beberapa kawasan sekitar Machang, Tanah Merah dan Pasir Mas untuk mengatasi masalah banjir seperti yang dicadangkan oleh Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS). Others who have been resettled elsewhere spoke of their difficulty in adapting to life in the new homes. “They have started to build the new village but I don’t want to move from my hometown because I’m already used to here,” said Batin Majid, a 59-year-old village chief of Pos Pulat. Pengurus Besar Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Kelantan dilaporkan berkata, pihak TNB komited memastikan pembinaan Empangan Nenggiri siap mengikut jadual pada tahun 2026. “Our tradition is finding source of income from the forest, but this will end if the government doesn’t consider our means of livelihood,” said Jimi Angah, a representative from another settlement called Wilayah Wias. “Tengok cara pun kita boleh tahu.

At about noon, the indigenous group began walking from the roundabout towards the Prime Minister's Office Complex. A few uniformed police officers who had been keeping watch on the group followed them but the march was peaceful, punctuated by singing in their native tongue and lasted about 10 minutes as the group stopped outside the guardhouse where the demonstrators sought to hand over their memorandum to a government representative. A government official whose name was given only as Faizal came out to meet the group and accepted their memorandum of objection to the Nenggiri dam project. In the memo, the group asked the government to substitute the RM5 billion project with building smaller dams to resolve the flooding and drought problems as suggested by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage. The memo also contained their concerns about the loss of their ancestral homeland. Tuhan yang tentukan.

They said the dam would submerge four Orang Asli settlements, which are Pos Tohoi, Pos Pulat, Kampung Wias, and Kampung Bering, and flood 5,384 hectares of forest land. After handing over their memo, the Orang Asli group then broke for lunch at some nearby stalls, but said they would head over to the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, also housed in Putrajaya, and then to national electricity company Tenaga National Berhad's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur later today. Advertisement .