Sarawak Report Exclusive: The Plot To Dump Taib

Sarawak Report has received an explosive dossier from sources close to Taib, detailing a powerful conspiracy to depose the Chief Minister at the next PBB Party Convention, due in May. The high-level defectors will maintain a pretence of unity during the coming federal election, expected in March, but have collected...

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Swiss Lawmakers Push for Freeze of Taib Family Assets

(GENEVA/ BERN, SWITZERLAND) Twenty MPs file motion to freeze Malaysian potentate’s assets held by Swiss banks; Attorney General urged to declare the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud a criminal organization. Twenty Swiss MPs have filed a motion in parliament that calls for an immediate freeze of assets held by Swiss...

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Top Australian Paper Details Taib’s Greed

An interesting take on Taib from a top Australian paper, The Canberra Times.  Read more on this directly from Sarawak Report or from The Canberra Times.  For more information on political corruption in Borneo, please visit our Stop Corruption page. ******* The growing international understanding of Taib’s style of corrupted and kleptocratic...

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Illegal logging complicating Bengoh dam saga

Villagers affected by the Bengoh dam who had initially agreed to be resettled with the condition that they were given houses, land, and basic infrastructure, are having second thoughts. In addition to being kept in the dark about the resettlement schedule, a logging company has moved onto the land the...

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A Report from Earth Island on The Borneo Project!

The Director of the Borneo Project, Jettie Word, speaks to the importance of protecting Borneo’s rivers and the communities that live on their banks from twelve massive and destructive proposed dam projects. Read more about how the Borneo Project is supporting indigenous communities who are directly impacted by environmental destruction....

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Fooling China’s Dam Builders

Three Chinese state-owned companies are helping to build a network of as many as 51 controversial dams in Sarawak, a forested Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, to spur rapid industrial development. There are currently twelve schemes in place for 2020 and the discussion for many more by 2037....

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Environment Campaigners Take Anti-Dam Protests to the UN

On the International Action Day for Rivers on March 14th, environmental activists from Switzerland and Malaysia gathered in front of the UN seat at Geneva’s Place des Nations to protest plans for twelve hydroelectrical dams in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The Malaysian dams will cause the forced...

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Norwegian Manager Accused of Duping Borneo Natives

Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, has ignored demands from local communities and withheld information on the implementation of twelve planned dams in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The twelve dams are to be completed by 2020...

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