Campaign Corner

A selection of press releases and short stories highlighting the various campaigns going on in Malaysia

SAVE Rivers Press Statement – Penan Propose “Community Managed Protected Area in the Upper Baram“ To The Government

The Penan communities from Upper Baram have sent in an official proposal for a  „Community Managed Protected Area in the Upper Baram“ to the government. In the letter, they invite the representatives to visit the area. The official proposal follows a meeting between the Sarawak Forest Department and Penan representatives in February in Miri where […]

JOAS Press Statement: IP Leaders commend the steadfast actions of SAVE Rivers resulting in the scrapping of the Baram Dam

The unanticipated decision by Sarawak State Chief Minister to revoke the gazettement for land earmarked for the Baram dam site and reservoir has been commended by indigenous leaders around the world. “The decision to halt the construction of the Baram dam is timely with the mounting evidence that the unpredictable and extreme weather caused by climate change would further

BMF Press Statement – Stolen rainforest dollars: Adelaide University and Art Gallery ignore Malaysian recovery call

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The University of Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia are ignoring calls to restitute controversial gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars received from Taib Mahmud, a controversial Malaysian politician. According to Channel Seven’s Today Tonight show, both institutions refused to be interviewed on a request by indigenous leaders from

SAVE Rivers Statement: A Time Of Jubilation From The Grassroots

MIRI – There is an atmosphere of triumph and jubilation among villagers of Baram after the land reserved for the Baram dam and the reservoir was returned to them. But there is also sense of cautions. Following the news that the gazettes which extinguished the rights of ownership on their land have now been withdrawn, the

Joint Statement: People’s Manifesto For The Sarawak State Election

MIRI – For the coming Sarawak state election, endorsement and support is promised for electoral candidates and political parties who embrace the manifesto on substantive issues crucial to the life of ordinary Sarawakians and to the environment. Aiming at dealing with practical issues crucial to the life of ordinary Sarawakians and to the environment, a coalition

SAVE Rivers Press Statement: Surprise Change Of Events For Baram Dam

MIRI – The struggle by the Baram villagers in resisting the proposed Baram dam has finally paid off. The gazette extinguishing the native rights of ownership for the land earmarked for the dam site and its reservoir has been officially revoked. The lawyer for the Baram villagers, Mr. Harrison Ngau was being notified of the revocation

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Statement: International Forest Day – Indigenous Peoples Call For Global Support

The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects without regard to the environment and the indigenous peoples inhabiting these, are threatening to wipe out population and extract resources. In order to address climate change, combat deforestation and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Asia Indigenous

Radio Free Sarawak Feature – Crony Commerce Is Killing Sarawak’s Rice!

KUCHING: Many thousands of Dayak in Sarawak are finishing the annual rice harvest now, traditionally central to the calendar. However, what was once a strenuous but ultimately rewarding time of year, culturally and socially, is now indicative of a new cycle as the Dayak increasingly switch from padi to oil palm; a move that reflects

Media Statement by Tony Pua on Felda Global Ventures

Media Statement by Tony Pua, DAP National Publicity Secretary and Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 15 March 2016: Felda Global Venture must end its value destroying acquisition spree which smacks of utter recklessness and sheer incompetence Felda Global Venture Holdings Bhd (FGVH) has been the undisputed worst plantation

BMF Press Statement: EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian timber giant Samling may lose FSC certification in New Zealand 

Malaysian timber group accused of boycotting local sawmill industry – Complaint lodged against Samling’s Hikurangi Forest Farms over alleged breaches of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standards 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

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