Penan Drowning

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1,000 Penans stranded

MIRI: Swirling river currents swept away a recently-built wooden bridge over the massive Sungai Linau, cutting off a village with more than 1,000 Penan folk, a school and a clinic in the Lusong Laku settlement in the interior of central Sarawak.

A timber company, which moved out of the area to make way for the impoundment of the Bakun Dam, had built the wooden bridge after dismantling an iron bridge that had been there earlier.

The Star was informed of the destruction of the bridge by three Catholic priests who were making their pre-Christmas rounds in the Belaga district.  Read More

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