Malaysia’s Sarawak: Last of the Rajahs

A powerful chief minister bows out—or does he? Abdul Taib Mahmud, who has lorded over the Malaysian state on Borneo for over 30 years, recently announced his retirement at the end of this month. Read more below to find out just how much Taib has influenced the development of Sarawak...

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Bakun Turbines Running At Just 50% Capacity

As the Barum Dam blockade marked its 100th day, reports came out that the dam was only working at half of its capacity. This revelation raises the question: Why is there a need for TWELVE other dams if this one is only generating half the energy officials claimed? Read more...

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Taib SCORE’s Every Time – But What About Sarawak?

The most recent project of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s Sarawak Corridor Of Renewable Energy (SCORE) program is a planned phosphate fertilizer factory. Read more on where the money for these projects is coming from and what this project is doing to the people in the region. Read more on Sarawak Report. Read...

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UN Raps Malaysia on Palm Oil Abuses, Risks

After a visit to Malaysia, a UN official has said that the country must ensure that growth is not achieved through exploitation of vulnerable groups of people or the environment. Read more below to find out his recommendations for what Malaysia needs to do as it moves towards becoming a...

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Coal Rush Ravages Indonesian Borneo

Coal mining in East Kalimantan has destroyed forests as well as contaminated food and water sources. and Read more below about how the government allows this to happen and what the citizens of the area want. Read more on The Malaysian Insider. Read more about environmental degradation in Borneo and then join...

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Forest Figures: Solid Evidence Versus Taib’s Lies

A new report shows evidence that rainforest destruction in Sarawak, Malaysia is worse than previously thought, although Taib seems to think otherwise.  Read more below. Read more from Sarawak Report Read more about Forest Policy in Borneo then join the discussion on Facebook A new report shows new evidence that destruction is worse...

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