He is also a member of the Malaysian Senate. He has worked in community watershed management projects since 1999, and has extensive experience in participatory mapping, conducting community awareness workshops, enrichment planting, gravity water supply systems, and micro-hydro. He is the former executive director of TONIBUNG, a non-profit organization spearheading and designing community-led micro-hydro systems in the remote indigenous villages in the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. He is also a technical advisor for Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia. He was awarded the Seacology Prize for Indigenous Conservationist of the year for protecting watershed areas and improving livelihoods in rural indigenous communities in Borneo. He has twice received the Outstanding Young Person Sabah award for his work integrating natural resource management and rural indigenous communities. He also runs Penampang Renewable Energy, a renewable energy consultancy company.
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