Blockade Updates From Murum Dam Site

Penan community members are continuing to protest the impoundment of their land for the Murum Dam, despite being told that they will be arrested for their involvement in the blockade. Riot police have been dispatched to monitor the peaceful protest, firing shots into the air, but many Penan have said...

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Proposed Malaysia Dams Raise Transparency, Livelihood Fears

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Sarawak government come under criticism from activists denouncing the development of 12 dams, for which the process has not been transparent regarding social and environmental concerns.  Read more from Thomson Reuters Foundation Read more about the Borneo Project’s Campaign to Stop the Dams in...

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Corruption in Malaysia Exposed in Undercover Video

Written by Simone Adler, Communications and Events Intern Read more about Timber Corruption in Sarawak A video investigation released this week by international NGO Global Witness documents the corrupt deal-making that occurs behind-the-scenes in Sarawak between Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s family and foreign investors buying land for industries such as palm...

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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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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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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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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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