Borneo Natives Take Anti-Dams Campaign to Europe

An NGO delegation from Sarawak visits Switzerland and Norway to meet government officials and European energy corporations’ headquarters – ABB and Norconsult to be held accountable for their Malaysia business. Read more below about what they had to say. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about dams in...

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Indigenous Communities Demand Forest Rights, Blame Land Grabs for Failure to Curb Deforestation

In the Palangkaraya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples, indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to limit deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities. Read more below to find out what the...

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Justice Versus The Law In Sarawak

The High Court recently ruled against a joint petition by Penan and Kelabit people in Limbang to save their forest lands from the greed of Chief Minister Taib’s timber and plantation allies, Samling Global and the Hii family. The judge based his ruling on the failure of the natives of...

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German Engineers Plan to Flood the Rainforest of Borneo

The German company Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG from Stuttgart has come under international pressure due to their close cooperation with power supplier Sarawak Energy in a controversial dam project in the rainforest of Borneo. The Baram Dam would flood a rainforest area of at least 400km2 and displace 20,000...

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Penans want to pursue RM100 mln promise – Assemblyman

The Penan community has asked Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian to pursue the RM100 million promised to them by the federal government in 2008. During a visit with two hundred representatives from twenty longhouses, Bian said that the Penan also expresssed discontent with the Baram dam project. Read more about the...

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