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Dr Mahathir Mohamad suggests Sarawak gov’t rethink mega dam scheme

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested Sarawak rethink its highly controversial policy of building mega dams to harness electricity by replacing them with series of smaller dams like in Europe. Read more on The Malaysian Insider and join the conversation on Facebook! Dr Mahathir, who was in Kuching attending the International Energy…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Conference 2015 to discuss forward-looking vision of power development

Date: January 26, 2015 Kuching – On the occasion of International Energy Week (IEW), people representing diverse communities from across Sarawak are gathering to discuss the socio-economics of power development. They will be considering alternative perspectives on the opportunities for ensuring socio-economic development, including of the power sector, will serve the long term energy needs…

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Money Logging Book Launch at Free Word Centre in London, January 16, 2015

“Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia” book launch and a chance to meet the author When: Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:30pm in UTC Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA London, United Kingdom Discussion with: – Dr. Lukas Straumann – Author of ‘Money Logging’ and Director of The Bruno…

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Borneo Project Presentation at Oxford University, January 12 2015

Joe Lamb, founder of The Borneo Project, and director Jettie Word will be presenting at the School of Geography at Oxford University on January 12, 2015. The presentation will be held at 4pm in the Beckit room, and will be followed by drinks and light refreshments. Title: Twenty Four Years in The Borneo Project, Lessons…

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China’s Global Dam Builder at a Crossroads

The Chinese dam-building company Sinohydro, which is responsible for the construction of three hydroelectric dams in Malaysia, is failing to implement its own sustainable development policy framework. In this article International Rivers Policy Director Peter Bosshard examines Sinohydro’s continued evasion of its sustainability commitments, including its recent decision to consider building several more highly destructive hydropower dams. Read…

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Borneo Project Holiday Craft Fair and Film Screening

Join the Borneo Project on Sunday December 14th at Mississippi Pizza in Portland, Oregon for a special film screening and holiday crafts sale! We will have original hand-made crafts from Borneo for sale and you’ll also have a chance to see our new 10-minute documentary, Damming Our Future, which sheds light on the destructive consequences of…

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BMF Press Statement: Amazon withholds book on Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud

BRUNO MANSER FONDS, BASEL / SWITZERLAND 2 December 2014 – for immediate release Amazon withholds book on Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia” by Lukas Straumann not delivered to customers – American online retailer accused of bowing to Malaysian ruler’s legal threats (SEATTLE, USA) Amazon, the American…

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BMF Press Release: Urgent action needed to save Sarawak’s last intact forests

MEDIA RELEASE BY THE BRUNO MANSER FUND 25 November 2014 – for immediate release   Urgent action needed to save Sarawak’s last intact forests International body names Malaysian state “ground zero of deforestation“ (KUCHING, MALAYSIA) Last week, Adenan Satem, the new Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Borneo, stunned the world by…

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Money Logging: Bay Area Book Release and Signing with Lukas Straumann

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014 Join us on November 16 as author Lukas Straumann discusses his book, Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia, and outlines the massive destruction of the Bornean rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Money Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient paradise to a wasteland…

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PRESS RELEASE: Blockade against Baram Dam Reinstated

BLOCKADE AGAINST THE BARAM DAM REINSTATED Long Kesseh Baram: The tussle between the villagers opposing the Baram dam and the illegal loggers who are supported by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation is heating up. Under the watchful eyes of the police from the General Operation Forces (GOF) and officers from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), the…

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