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Indonesian dam threatens village life

Jatigede dam will flood large areas of land and force people out of their homes, but many refuse to budge.

Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 11:28
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Thousands of villagers in Indonesia are refusing to leave their homes because they say they were not compensated for the future loss of land and income as a new dam reaches completion.

Jatigede dam will be the country's second largest and, when building stops, will flood at least 32 villages.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Sumedang.

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