Another mega dam in Sarawak? No thank you.

Miri – The decision to proceed with the construction of the Trusan Dam is in direct contradiction with previous policy.  In an recent article in The Borneo Post, Abang Johari was quoted as saying the Trusan dam in Lawas will be built after the completion of the Baleh Dam in Kapit. At...

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May 2017 Updates

Protests Against Use of Sarawak Timber in Tokyo Olympics: Indigenous groups in Miri and Kuala Lumpur held protests in front of the Japanese Embassy and the offices of timber giant Shin Yang regarding the use of unsustainable Sarawak timber for construction of the stadium for the Tokyo Olympics.  On the same day we handed over 140,000 petition signatures...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Scandal

Over 140,000 signatures delivered to Japanese Embassies around the world demanding no rainforest destruction or human rights abuses – Banner protests in Sarawak, Malaysia and at Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium site (TOKYO / JAPAN & BERN / SWITZERLAND & BERLIN / GERMANY & MIRI / MALAYSIA) This week, activists from...

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The World Rejects Taib’s Corruption

Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) is on the brink of becoming blacklisted by global investors. Sarawak’s largest company, CMS was privatized into governor Taib Mahmud’s hands in order to generate massive wealth for his family. The Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) and the Norwegian NGO FIVAS encourage Norway’s government to divest funding...

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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...

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State Bracing for El Niño

It is generally predicted that El Niño will hit the whole region of South East Asia sometime soon, with some countries hit harder than the rest. Read more below to find out how this weather pattern will affect Borneo and how Malaysia is preparing for any potential disaster that may...

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ABB to review Malaysia business

The Swedish-Swiss power technology provider ABB recently met with the indigenous delegation from Sarawak to discuss the effects of their business in Malaysia. Read more below to find out how much Bruno Manser Fund demanded for indemnification for indigenous communities from ABB. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about...

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