Lost in certification: new report slams Malaysian timber greenwashing

Analysis reveals critical cracks in logging operations managed by timber giant Samling and certified by MTCS, a program endorsed by PEFC (Berkeley, US / Basel, Switzerland) A groundbreaking 100-page report released today by The Borneo Project and Bruno Manser Fonds reveals critical cracks in Malaysia’s government-endorsed Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS)....

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Baram Communities Lodge Complaint about MTCC Failures with International Certification Body PEFC

Civil society organisations argue MTCC dispute resolution process is faulty, standards not met for Gerenai Forest Management Unit under timber giant Samling(MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) A group of organisations lodged an official complaint with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the international body based in Switzerland...

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Logging company sues environmental defenders for RM5 million

Samling Group is suing local Sarawak civil society organisation and its directors in a SLAPP suit (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) Local Sarawak civil society organisation SAVE Rivers, as well as its directors, have been served with notice that Samling Plywood is filing suit against them for publishing allegedly defamatory...

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Indigenous Land Rights Vital to Climate Change Solutions

Malaysiakini’s article highlights the importance of government respect for indigenous land rights, particularly due to the impact of development on the Earth’s climate. Indigenous peoples in Malaysia have a longstanding history of sustainable land management, as their traditional livelihoods depend on the health of their natural environments. Before implementing laws for sustainable development...

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