Baram Penan villages reject forest certification

The Penan villages of Long Lamai and Ba Lai refuse to participate in the ongoing forest certification process and ask timber giant Samling to respect their territories (LONG LAMAI & BA LAI / BARAM / SARAWAK) The Penan communities of Long Lamai and Ba Lai have expressed their complete rejection...

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Logging Activities in Ulu Baram will have Devastating Environmental Consequences and Severely Impact the Surrounding Indigenous Communities, say 47 Organisations

In response to the recent statements made by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, who claimed that logging posed no threat to the indigenous community in Baram, the organisations emphasize that such claims are unfounded. Logging has significantly altered the environmental balance of the virgin forest and led to damage to...

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Land rights defenders refute assemblyman’s claims 

Contrary to Dennis Ngau’s claims, local organizations highlight widespread opposition to logging in the Ulu Baram (Miri/Sarawak/Malaysia) On 8th March, Free Malaysia Today published a report quoting Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau as saying that logging poses no threat to Indigenous communities in the Baram. Ngau told FMT that, “After...

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King Charles: be a champion for Sarawak’s forests

Indigenous communities from Sarawak have made an impassioned plea to King Charles III asking for the head of the Commonwealth to lend his support to their campaign to end rainforest destruction. On a visit to the UK last month, community representatives argued that — as the third largest importer of...

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MEDIA RELEASE: International indigenous anti-dam activists join two year anniversary celebration of blockades in Malaysia

Press Release: SAVE Rivers, JOAS, BRIMAS, The Borneo Project, and Bruno Manser Fund 25 October 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International indigenous anti-dam activists join two year anniversary celebration of blockades in Malaysia Indigenous resistance against the proposed Baram Dam receives international support for the celebration of the second year anniversary...

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Joint Statement: Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram

4 Nov. 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Peter Kallang, Chair, SAVE Rivers | Tel: +60-13-833-1104| Email: peterkallang@yahoo.com Sze Ning, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia | Tel: +60-12-606-1592 | Email: szening@gmail.com Serene Lim, SUARAM | Tel: +60-12-547-7989 | Email: monitoring@suaram.net Tanya Lee, International Rivers| Tel: +60-19-438-0539 |E-mail: tlee@internationalrivers.org Human Rights Groups...

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