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Massive Logging Operation Undermines Malaysia’s International Credibility

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 8:44 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Malaysian Borneo’s last primary rainforests under threat despite international conservation promises More >>

Malaysian Activists Hold Symbolic Tribunal Investigating Deforestation

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:43 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

(BASEL, SWITZERLAND) On Tuesday, Malaysian activists gathered in Basel, Switzerland, for a Rainforest Tribunal investigating deforestation in Borneo’s remote interior. Members of the Penan, Kelabit, Kenyah, Tering, and Kayan Indigenous communities of ... More >>

Swiss Rainforest Tribunal To Look Into Borneo Deforestation

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 6:32 pm | Bruno Manser Fonds

Representatives of the Penan people from Sarawak (Borneo) and other leading experts will come to Basel, Switzerland in August for an event to bear witness to the destruction of Borneo’s forests: The Rainforest Tribunal. The aim of the Tribunal is to take ... More >>

Borneo Natives Fear Ousting Of Leader Over UNESCO World Heritage Row

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 6:25 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Mulu community leader Ukau Lupung targeted by Sarawak government over Penan resistance against controversial township plans at UNESCO World Heritage site. (MULU/SARAWAK/MALAYSIA) The Penan community of Bateu Bungan located at the heart of Sarawak’s iconic Gunung ... More >>

Forest Stewardship Council FSC Called On To Drop Samling Group

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 5:19 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Coalition submits complaint to FSC during General Assembly, calling on the body to withdraw Samling’s certificates (BALI, INDONESIA / MIRI, MALAYSIA) This week, a coalition of civil society organizations are calling on the Forest Stewardship ... More >>

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 >>





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