Malaysian Foreign Minister Named In MACC Investigation Into Sabah Timber Corruption

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, Anifar Aman, has been the secret beneficiary of lucrative timber licenses in Sabah’s dwindline forest reserves, according to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) documents obtained by the Sarawak Report. The leaked papers show that the Chief Minister Musa Aman had illegally issued timber licenses to Anifar Aman, his...

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Baram Folks Protest at the Proposed Baram Dam Site

About 30 people from villages surrounding the proposed Baram dam site in Borneo gathered during a ceremonial event called the ‘Manyau Dalleh,’ organised by the Sarawak State Government and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), to protest the planned construction of the Baram Hydroelectric Dam Project. The protesters displayed banners and shouted...

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Fooling China’s Dam Builders

Three Chinese state-owned companies are helping to build a network of as many as 51 controversial dams in Sarawak, a forested Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, to spur rapid industrial development. There are currently twelve schemes in place for 2020 and the discussion for many more by 2037....

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Environmentalists Lose Court Case Over Palm Oil

In a recent court case in Borneo, a palm oil plantation was granted a protected peat swamp that is home to a population of critically endangered orangutans. The news of the decision comes days after an international campaign by environmental groups warned that conversion of Tripa forest could doom this...

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Norwegian Manager Accused of Duping Borneo Natives

Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, has ignored demands from local communities and withheld information on the implementation of twelve planned dams in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The twelve dams are to be completed by 2020...

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Taib family corruption exposed on TV in Canada

A damning report on the Taib family’s company ownerships followed an exposé by the Bruno Manser Fund blacklisting various companies in Europe, North America and Australia on Canadian Saturday night global news program 16X9. This is one of the first time the Taib’s corrupt practises regarding deforestation and land grabs in...

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Disturbing Bedfellows: BBC, CNBC aid in corrupt acts of Malaysian palm oil industry and Sarawak’s Taib

Recent investigations by Sarawak Report have revealed two shocking warped media schemes.  (Another loquacious-but-worth-reading article). The first scandal—that the BBC made an agreement with the corrupt Sarawak company FBC Media that it would agree to hand over the reigns for all editorial content in a controversial documentary series on the...

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Deutsche Bank faces money-laundering probe over Taib!

The lastest news on holding Taib responsible for environmental destruction from our friends at the Bruno Manser Fund. For more information on Chief Minister Taib and campaigns to stop timber corruption in Borneo, please visit: http://borneoproject.org/our-work/ongoing-campaigns/stop-timber-corruption-in-sarawak ************** +++BREAKING NEWS+++ Deutsche Bank faces money-laundering probe over Taib ties  The German Federal...

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