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The New 11th Malaysian Plan, a.k.a. The Plantation Scheme

June 25, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

The Orang Asal in Sarawak, Sabah, and the peninsula of Malaysian Borneo are fearful that the land policy under the new 11th Malaysian Plan (11MP) is a scheme to rob them of their native land. The 11MP makes claims that it will benefit the indigenous people and grant them land rights, however this new plan looks very similar to its…


Oil Palm Developer Seriously Violates Regulations

June 4, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Villagers from Batu Daya along with a local NGO LinkAR have filed complaints against one of Wilmar Group’s palm oil suppliers, PT. Swadaya Mukti Prakarsa (PT. SMP). The company has used expired permits to continued their oil palm developments while some of their other developments are completely outside of permitted zones. Official investigations confirm that PT. SMP has also illegally used fire to clear these areas.…


New Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak, Malaysia

May 12, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Commerce or Corruption? from The Borneo Project on Vimeo. (Sarawak, Malaysia) The Borneo Project has released Commerce or Corruption?, the second film in a series of short documentaries exposing the realities of proposed mega-dam construction in Sarawak, Malaysia. The film release coincides with the 555th day of the community-led Baram Dam blockades. Mega-hydro projects are…