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Indonesian 'Legal' Timber Scheme Could Be Greenwashing Illegal Products, NGOs Warn

April 16, 2014 by Taylor Ashford

 New research suggests even certified companies in Indonesia may not be meeting EU standards and these flaws in the country’s system to verify legal wood products (which is “almost impossible” for companies to fail) could have implications for trade with Europe. Read more below to find out what these flaws are and how they can…

 
In a picture taken on August 20, 2009, Penan tribespeople man a blockade with banners and spears to challenge vehicles of timber and plantation companies in Long Nen in Malaysia's Sarawak State. — AFP pic - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysia-tribe-end-protest-as-mega-dam-floods-their-homes#sthash.WAZkjy3B.dpuf

Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) Press Release

April 15, 2014 by Taylor Ashford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAVE RIVERS would like to thank the Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem for paying attention to the plight indigenous community who are protesting against the construction of mega hydroelectric dams in Sarawak. (Utusan Borneo 8th April 2014) The state government is planning to build an additional 11 hydroelectric dams in the state…

 
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Flipping the Bird: Sarawak Cronyism

April 11, 2014 by Taylor Ashford

Despite abusing his position of public office to enrich himself, his family and his associates, Taib Mahmud was chosen and became Sarawak’s governor. However, he will always be known as the chief minister who abused his public office to make himself and his family members billionaires by cutting down the Borneo rainforest and grabbing the indigenous…