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Malaysian timber giant may lose FSC certification in NZ

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 9:43 am | Bruno Manser Fund

GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND. Local stakeholders in the East Coast region of New Zealand’s North Island have lodged a complaint against the Malaysian Samling Group with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international body that issues sustainability ... More >>

Malaysian ruler challenged to explain his wealth in London

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 7:48 am | Bruno Manser Fund

BRUNO MANSER FUND, BASEL / SWITZERLAND 06 January 2015 Malaysian ruler challenged to explain his wealth in London Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud ridiculed for failing to follow up on legal threats against Money Logging by Lukas Straumann – British ... More >>

Borneo natives take anti-dams campaign to Europe

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 5:09 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Malaysian natives have just arrived in Europe to confront European companies and the public with the human rights abuses and environmental destruction taking place in Sarawak, Malaysia. More >>

Malaysia: Indigenous Rights Violations at Murum Dam Must End

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 4:05 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Today, Malaysian Ambassadors in 16 countries are receiving a letter signed by over 30 organizations representing national, regional and international civil society groups that calls for good faith negotiations with the 1,500 Penan Indigenous people ... More >>

ABB urged to withdraw from Malaysian dam project

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:40 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Swedish-Swiss technology group, ABB, is involved in a controversial dam initiative with vast environmental and social impacts in Sarawak, Malaysia. The human rights situation at the Murum Dam has been criticized for a while, but now the conflict ... More >>

Sarawak Energy’s crony contracts: NGOs lodge complaint

Monday, 4 November 2013, 12:10 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Complaint against Sarawak Energy’s Norwegian CEO, Torstein Dale Sjotveit pressures Norway’s anti-corruption agency, Økokrim, to move against the ex-patriate hydropower manager – Sjøtveit accused of granting contracts worth over 400 million USD to ... More >>

Students Protest Against Adelaide Uni Ties With Taib

Friday, 20 September 2013, 2:03 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

BMF would like to draw your attention to a recent campaign that has been launched by students at Adelaide University who are calling for the Taib Mahmud Court at their University to be changed name. Today, the students have held a rally to get the attention ... More >>

Gordon Brown's Sister-in-law Deported from Malaysia

Friday, 5 July 2013, 2:35 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

The Bruno Manser Fund has been informed that Clare Rewcastle Brown, the editor of Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak has been deported from Kuching, Sarawak, today, on orders from Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud's office. Clare Rewcastle, who ... More >>

300 Indigenous Protest Dams Outside International Hydro Meet

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 11:34 am | Bruno Manser Fund

300 Indigenous People Protest Dams Outside the International Hydropower Association’s Congress At the Borneo Convention Center   KUCHING May 22nd: At 11am today, SAVE Rivers and 300 indigenous people from all around Sarawak protested outside the Borneo ... More >>

Sarawak Energy Awarded US$ 226 Million In Contracts

Monday, 20 May 2013, 10:29 am | Bruno Manser Fund

Sarawak Energy Awarded US$ 226 Million In Contracts to Malaysian Chief Minister’s Family   Malaysian power supplier’s Norwegian CEO asked to resign over corruption allegations   (KUCHING, SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, the Norwegian ... More >>

Exclusive: Sarawak Dams to Flood 2,300 Km2 of Rainforests

Friday, 17 May 2013, 1:01 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Exclusive: Sarawak Dams to Flood 2,300 Km2 of Rainforests, Displace Tens of Thousands of Natives   30,000 to 50,000 indigenous people to pay the price for Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s excessive dam plans in Malaysian Borneo   (KUCHING, SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) ... More >>

“Call Your Subject Home" - Borneo Tribe to Norwegian King

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 10:50 am | Bruno Manser Fund

Penan tribesmen from Sarawak appeal to the Norwegian King to protect them from a Norwegian hydropower executive - Sarawak Energy CEO, Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, pushes forward plans to flood the Borneo rainforest   (OSLO, Norway / BARAM, Sarawak, Malaysia) ... More >>

International Hydropower Excluding Indigenous People

Thursday, 2 May 2013, 1:16 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

One month before the hydropower World Congress is due to be staged in Kuching, Malaysia, dam-affected communities and NGOs are criticizing the hydropower lobby organization’s cooperation with the corrupt regime of Sarawak Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud.   (KUCHING, ... More >>

Hydro Tasmania Admits Lack Of Anti-Corruption Audits

Friday, 24 August 2012, 9:34 am | Bruno Manser Fund

Hydro Tasmania Admits Lack Of Anti-Corruption Audits In "100 Billion Dollar" Sarawak Dam Scheme Roy Adair, CEO of Hydro Tasmania, confirms company's involvement in controversial Malaysian rainforest dam constructions – Hydro Tasmania downplays ... More >>

Olympic Medalist Asked To Turn Down Malaysian "Special Gift"

Friday, 24 August 2012, 9:30 am | Bruno Manser Fund

The Bruno Manser Fund congratulates Malaysian Olympics medalist Pandelela Rinong Pamg for her fantastic performance at the London Olympics, which won her a bronze medal in the 10 m platform diving event. The Sarawak diver was the first Malaysian ... More >>

Over A Quarter Of Sarawak's Adults Not Registered To Vote

Monday, 2 July 2012, 9:39 am | Bruno Manser Fund

Over A Quarter Of Sarawak's Adults Not Registered To Vote, Malaysian Election Commission Admits More >>

“Baram People Are Ignorant”: Energy Manager Offends Natives

Monday, 25 June 2012, 12:47 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

“Baram People Are Ignorant”: Norwegian Energy Manager Offends Sarawak Natives In Dam Row Sarawak Energy CEO Torstein Dale Siøtveit ridicules indigenous opposition against planned mega dam in Malaysian Borneo More >>

Swiss MP Questions UBS’ Role In Malaysian Timber Corruption

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 12:25 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Swiss MP Questions UBS’ Role In Malaysian Timber Corruption Scandal Lawmaker Carlo Sommaruga quizzes Swiss government over legal assistance given in money-laundering affair involving Musa Aman, head of government of the Malaysian state of Sabah More >>

Norwegian Manager Accused Of Duping Borneo Natives

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 3:16 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, has come under fire for systematically withholding information on the implementation of twelve planned dams in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak ... More >>

Malaysian Deputy Trade Minister US$20m In Public Contracts

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 10:15 am | Bruno Manser Fund

The family of Jacob Dungau Sagan has bagged public contracts worth more than 20 million US dollars - Corruption is believed to be the main motive behind the politician's support for the controversial Baram dam project in his own constituency More >>

 

 

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