Opposition Gets Flak From Masing Over NCR Land Survey

The issue of distinguishing which land is Native Customary Right (NCR) land versus land belonging to the state is highly important to Sarawak’s indigenous land owners. Land Minister Tan Sri Masing urges the opposition to keep land survey issues on its list of concerns for the government to address. Read...

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In Malaysia’s Election, a Focus on Rainforest Graft

As the election for Malaysia’s Prime Minister nears, corruption allegations concerning Chief Ministers Musa and Taib in the two Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak may weaken incumbent PM Najib’s National Front stronghold on the island.  Read more from Reuters Read more about Stopping Timber Corruption in Sarawak and Stopping Dam...

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The Murum Blockade Still On, Despite Reports Saying Otherwise

The Penans in Murum affected by the Murum Hydro-electric Power (HEP) Dam continue to blockade the road leading to the construction site of the dam despite newspaper reports saying otherwise.  Raymond Abin, coordinator for Sarawak Conservation Alliance for Natural Environment (SCANE) confirmed today via telephone that the blockade in Murum...

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Hydro Tasmania Disregards Human Rights in Malaysia

This summer, Australian broadcaster SBS aired an investigative story on its Dateline television program called “The Last Frontier” focusing on 12 controversial dams being built in Sarawak, Malaysia.  It was one of the first times that a major international news network raised attention to continuing human rights violations in Sarawak that have gone largely unnoticed outside...

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