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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Guidebook on Reclaiming Sarawak NCR Lands in Courts

Practical information is often necessary for communities resorting to the court process (Civil Litigation) to reclaim Native Customary Rights (NCR) Lands.  The below guidebook is SACCESS’s first attempt to better inform and prepare Native Customary Rights (NCR) landowners in Sarawak who want to use the Malaysian civil courts to seek declaration...

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BREAKING! Hydro Tasmania to Quit Sarawak Mega Dam

Sarawak Report has learned that campaigners can claim victory after statements yesterday by Hydro Tasmania boss, Roy Adair, pledging that the company is withdrawing from its guiding role over Taib’s mega-dam projects. Adair, who had till recently enthused over Hydro Tasmania’s partnership with Sarawak Energy’s program of up to 50...

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China Declared World’s Top Buyer of Illegal Timber

BEIJING: China, emergent superpower and the world’s second biggest economy, is effectively standing on the sidelines as its exponential growth devastates forests in a trade worth billions of dollars a year. In the new report Appetite for Destruction: China’s Trade in Illegal Timber, launched today in Beijing, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency...

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