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Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud

The World Rejects Taib's Corruption

February 26, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) is on the brink of becoming blacklisted by global investors. Sarawak’s largest company, CMS was privatized into governor Taib Mahmud’s hands in order to generate massive wealth for his family. The Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) and the Norwegian NGO FIVAS encourage Norway’s government to divest funding from CMS due to the…

 
Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Considers the Impact of Illegal Logging. Photo by FreeMalaysiaToday.com

Recent Flooding Might Motivate Govt To Monitor Logging

February 25, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

Malaysian Parliament Member, Tengku Razaleigh, addresses Kelantan’s massive floods. Razaleigh “does not dismiss” the possibility that the uncontrolled land clearing could have added to the severity of the floods and suggests authorities better monitor the area’s logging. Continue reading about the devastating floods on Eco-Business, where they suggest replanting eight to ten trees for every…

 
Barro Blanco is 44 metre high with a capacity of 124.83 GW/year. The plan was to initiate the dam in April and connect to the electricity grid in June 2015.  Photo by LA PRENSA/Gabriel Rodríguez

Hydroelectric Dam In Panama Suspended, Hurrah!

February 19, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

The global movement against dams celebrates this week as the construction of Panama’s Barro Blanco dam was suspended. The country’s environmental agency, ANAM, put their foot down for numerous reasons: the violations of local community rights, the indefinite destruction of natural ecosystems, and its contribution to climate change. Read more on The Carbon Watch and…