The Bakun dam is a large dam located in the Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia. The dam has being built by Sinohydro (a state-owned Chinese company specialized in large dam construction all over the world), in collaboration with sate-owned Sarawak companies, such as Sarawak Energy and Sarawak Hidro, the national firms in charge of the project and electricity distribution . The construction of the dam has been a source of conflicts between the State Government of Sarawak, international and local NGOs and indigenous people since the planning of the project until today. Oppositions of indigenous communities in collaboration with NGOs against the State Government of Sarawak and the main dam contractors started in 1997, when they asked the main contractor of the dam and the State government to abandon the project because considered unnecessary, since the energy demand of the country was already covered by the electricity produced; negative from an environmental point of view, one third of Sarawak’s remaining primary forest is located in the dam site area; and negative from a social point of view – the construction of the dam forces the displacement of indigenous communities living in the affected forest . Moreover, in 1998 the Bakun Region People’s Committee asked the State Government of Sarawak and the Bakun Resettlement Committee to abandon the resettlement of the Bakun residents .