Money Logging Book Launch at Free Word Centre in London, January 16, 2015

“Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia” book launch and a chance to meet the author

When: Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:30pm in UTC

Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA London, United Kingdom

Discussion with:
– Dr. Lukas Straumann – Author of ‘Money Logging’ and Director of The Bruno Manser Fund
– Ms. Clare Rewcastle Brown – Founder and Editor of Sarawak Report/Radio Free Sarawak
– Ms. Jettie Word – Director of The Borneo Project
– Mr. Mark Gregory – Campaigner from FERN

Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called ‘probably the biggest environmental crime of our times’ – the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud, current governor of the Malaysian State of Sarawak, as the kingpin of this Asian timber mafia, while he shows that Taib’s family – with the complicity of the global financial institutions – have profited to the tune of 15 billion US dollars. Money Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient paradise to a wasteland of oil palm plantations, pollution, and corruption – and how they hope to take it back.”