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SAVE Rivers Press Release: Penghulu’s Statement is Not the People’s Voice

  Date: 4th September, 2014 PENGHULU’S STATEMENT IS NOT THE PEOPLE’S VOICE Miri: Villagers from Baram were angered by a statement from their community leader, Penghulu Paul Kalang which was published in the Borneo Post on 4th September 2014. They all voiced out their disappointment that they are being sidelined in the decision making to determine…

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BMF Press Release: Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements

BRUNO MANSER FUND, BASEL / SWITZERLAND 07 August 2014 – for immediate release Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements The Malaysian Bar Council finds a series of basic rights violated at the resettlement sites of the Murum Dam and attests Sarawak Energy a lack of interest in the resettled people. (KUALA LUMPUR / MURUM, MALAYSIA)…

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SAVE Rivers Press Release: Baram Community Members Testify at Launch of Human Rights Fact-Finding Report

Date: 18th August 2014 Baram Community Members Testify at Launch of Human Rights Fact-Finding Report Kuala Lumpur: A blockade to resist a hydroelectric dam in Baram in the Malaysian state of Sarawak marks its 300th days today on Monday 18th August 2014. As an event for the occasion, a group of villagers from around the…

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Borneo mega-dams risk indigenous ‘ethnocide’

Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world’s oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change, writes Amanda Stephenson – all to generate electricity that no one wants.     Sarawak, Malaysia, is located on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the…

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SAVE Rivers resounding success of the European Campaign

  The on-going campaign tour in Europe by SAVE Rivers has engaged in a lot of successful dialogues and meetings with government representatives including civil societies, non-governmental organizations and the corporate business.  Read more about climate change in Indonesia and Malaysia, then join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.  The team at the Noewagian Parliment House…

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Another Year of Fires, Another Year of Inaction

With a 70% chance of an El Niño this year, Indonesia could soon be facing the wrath of its near neighbors again as the dry season approaches with the ever present threat of vegetation fires. Read more below about  Indonesia is dealing with these fires. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about climate change in…

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Greenpeace Rates Companies’ Zero Deforestation Commitments

A new basic rating system using five metrics to gauge the strength of companies’ zero deforestation commitments related to palm oil sourcing has been released by Greenpeace. Read more below to find out what these five measures are and how several companies rank. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about other deforestation commitments, then join…

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State Bracing for El Niño

It is generally predicted that El Niño will hit the whole region of South East Asia sometime soon, with some countries hit harder than the rest. Read more below to find out how this weather pattern will affect Borneo and how Malaysia is preparing for any potential disaster that may arise. Read more on The…

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Oxfam: Despite Zero Deforestation Pledges, Big Food Companies Remain Weak on Climate Commitments

A new report from Oxfam argues that, despite several high profile pledges to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, big food companies are not doing enough to curb their shockingly high annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more below to find out how the “Big 10″ can reduce their emissions and use their influence to call…

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Indonesia’s Forests Increasingly Empty of Wildlife

With the disappearance of birds, mammals and other species from forests, the “empty forest” syndrome is becoming an increasing reality in Indonesia. Read more below to find out the effects people are starting to see and what can be done to prevent this tragedy. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about issues affecting wildife in Borneo, then join…

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