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NGOs Demand MTCC Acknowledge Certification Scheme's Shortcomings And Take Action

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6:57 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

In conjunction with MTCC’s participation at PEFC International’s members meeting in Dublin, civil society organisations argue MTCC is unable to uphold timber certification standards. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council ... More >>

Baram Communities Start Signature Campaign Against Logging

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:28 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

JOINT PRESS RELEASE by the Gerenai Community Rights Action Committee, Bruno Manser Fund, The Borneo Project New community signature campaign condemns selective consultations and requests a stop work order for timber giant Samling in Sarawak’s interior (BARAM ... More >>

Winter Games Not Possible In The Ukrainian Carpathians, International Olympic Committee Says

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 6:55 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Lack of infrastructure and the impact on protected areas are not in line with the IOC's sustainability requirements – Environmental NGOs score major victory in bid to protect the Carpathians from controversial huge ski resorts (LAUSANNE/KIEV) The ... More >>

Penan Scale Up Blockades Against Logging Giant Samling

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 7:04 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Penan elders from Long Pakan set up blockade against timber extraction from their forest – the second blockade against Samling in the Baram region within a month Banners at the barricade ask Samling to stop logging (LONG PAKAN / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) ... More >>

Swiss City To Sponsor Sarawak Forest Conservation Project

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:36 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

5 July 2021 Basel mayor Beat Jans announces a $200,000 contribution to the International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) Upper Baram Forest Management Area – 24 indigenous communities in Malaysian Borneo are to benefit from the conservation and sustainable ... More >>

Destructive Logging: EU Urged To Press For Ukrainian Forest Sector Reform

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5:22 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

New investigation identifies unjustified "sanitary logging" as key mechanism behind destructive logging in Ukraine – First in-depth local case study details abusive practices in two State Forestry Enterprises in the Ukrainian Carpathians ... More >>

Certification Body Launches Dispute Resolution Process Between Timber Giant Samling & Sarawak Indigenous Communities

Friday, 11 June 2021, 6:00 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Civil society groups call for a moratorium on logging in affected areas until the dispute can be resolved, and for environmental and social impact assessments to be released immediately. (MIRI, SARAWAK/MALAYSIA) In May 2021, Indigenous Penan, Kenyah ... More >>

ITTO Supports Community Forest Conservation Initiative In The Baram Area, Sarawak

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:55 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

PRESS RELEASE by KERUAN, SAVE Rivers, Bruno Manser Fund, The Borneo Project Mountain Batu Siman within the park The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has endorsed the proposal for the Upper Baram Forest Area, also known as the Baram ... More >>

Sarawak activists take Mulu oil palm struggle to Europe

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:58 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

(London, UK) A delegation of indigenous representatives from Sarawak are currently in Europe to expose the Malaysian palm oil industry’s detrimental practices with the European Union and global institutions such as UNESCO and the International Union ... More >>

Sarawak natives appeal to palm oil importing countries over

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:50 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Leaders of Sarawak’s Penan and Berawan people have written to the embassies of major palm oil – importing countries to stop purchasing Malaysian palm oil until deforestation has come to an end and the issue of Native Customary Rights has been ... More >>

Interpol refuses Malaysian request for Red Notice

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:09 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Victory for civil society as Interpol refuses Malaysian request for Red Notice against Clare Brown More >>

International prosecution of grand corruption in Malaysia

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:46 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Swiss federal prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against two "entities" of the Malaysian state fund 1MDB and "unknown" third parties, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland announced on Friday. The news was broken ... More >>

Swiss bank UBS searched in Malaysian money-laundering case

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:21 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Prosecutors barred from using bank’s internal memorandum on business ties with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman – Swiss Federal Court to decide on appeal over admittance of evidence More >>

Malaysian 1 MDB corruption scandal

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 7:22 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

BERN (SWITZERLAND) The Swiss Attorney General’s Office is currently examining a complaint under criminal law against Swiss banks and businesses over their role in an international corruption scandal involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. ... More >>

Norwegian consultant admonished over Sarawak dams

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 8:00 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Last year, Norconsult refused to talk to dam-affected indigenous people from Malaysia waiting at their door – following a NGO complaint, Norconsult admits lack of due diligence in OECD mediation More >>

Malaysian politician’s son admits USD 315 million fortune

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 7:58 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the son of Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud, declared in court he owns 50 companies worth MYR 1.185 billion (USD 315 million) – Taib son was given 70,000 hectares of state land by Sarawak government “to pay for bridge constructions“ ... More >>

Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak

Friday, 8 May 2015, 12:41 pm | Bruno Manser Fonds

(Sarawak, Malaysia) The Borneo Project has released Commerce or Corruption ( ) the second film in a series of short documentaries exposing the realities of proposed mega-dam construction in Sarawak, Malaysia. The film release coincides with the 555th ... More >>

Sarawak Chief Minister surprises London with forest pledge

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 9:16 pm | Bruno Manser Fonds

Adenan Satem uses first official overseas visit to reach out to NGOs and call for international support to transform the Sarawak timber industry – Penan delegation meets the Chief Minister to present a memorandum for the Penan Peace Park More >>

Malaysian authorities seize book on timber corruption

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:57 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Malaysia's Home Ministry confiscates „Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia“ by Lukas Straumann at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair – Bruno Manser Fund protests against the arbitrary seizure and demands the immediate ... More >>

Switzerland to take Anwar conviction to UN Human Rights

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 11:05 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Swiss embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds Malaysian authorities of the importance of the principles of the rule of law and fair trial More >>