IS THIS WHAT MUHIDEEN CALLS TRANSFORMATION?
The impoundment of the Bakun Dam has reduced the river level, with devastating impact to the residents' livelihoods.
TRAVEL BY RIVER
One of the results of the lower river level is that the three-hour river ride from Belaga to Kapit, the nearest administrative town, now takes a shocking two days.
TRAVEL BY ROAD
Going by land is no easier; a day's journey entailing a three-hour drive on the untarred logging route to reach the nearest federal road, followed by a 90-minute drive to Bintulu and then another four-hour drive to Sibu before they can reach Kapit