Campaign Corner

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

BMF Press Release – Borneo natives claim stolen assets from Australian University

LONG LAMAI (SARAWAK, MALAYSIA) / ADELAIDE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) Indigenous leaders from Malaysian Borneo are urging Adelaide University to pay back AUD $ 400,000 in donations received between 1987 and 2006 from Taib Mahmud (“Taib”), a former Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. In a letter to Vice-Chancellor Warren Bebbington, eleven Penan headmen demand […]

SAVE Rivers Press Statement – Honored For Being A Force Of Reform

Miri – SAVE Rivers, a Sarawak based movement, have won a Malaysian nationwide accolade for civil society organizations. The four years old organization which has been actively campaigning against the construction of mega dams in Sarawak was one of the three winners for 2015 Malaysian award. Speaking at the award giving ceremony, Mr. Yap Swee

Joint Statement – Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Organisations in Sarawak wants Government to Respect and Improve Human Rights in the Country

KUCHING – About 500 representatives of the Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are gathered in Kuching today to observe Human Rights Day, which falls on 10 December each year and are calling the State and Federal Government to respect and improve the Human Rights situation in the country. A few events are organise

SAVE Rivers Press Statement – Baram Folks Want Complete Stop Of Baram Dam

While the people of Baram welcome the announcement by Chief Minister Adenan Hj. Satem, that the proposed “Baram dam project is halted indefinitely”, the majority of them still demand a total stop of the project before they are convinced that the government is honestly listening to their plea. A number of feedback-meetings had been organized

BMF banned from ITTO conference over critical questions on US $18 million losses

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) The International Tropical Timber Organisation has banned the Swiss rainforest advocacy NGO, the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), from attending its annual conference, which is being held in Kuala Lumpur from 16 to 20 November 2015. BMF delegate Johanna Michel (picture), who attended the conference on behalf of the Swiss organisation, has today been

Forest Peoples Programme – Peruvian indigenous leader in London to denounce illegal deforestation of 5000 hectares of Peru’s Amazon for palm oil

London, 2nd November 2015: Robert Guimaraes Vasquez, a leader of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people in Peru’s Amazon has travelled to a global forum in London on business, deforestation and human rights to highlight the destruction of his people’s traditional lands by an international agribusiness group and member of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm

Joint Media Statement – International indigenous anti-dam activists join two year anniversary celebration of blockades in Malaysia‏

Press Release: SAVE Rivers, JOAS, BRIMAS, The Borneo Project, and Bruno Manser Fund   (BARAM / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) On October 23rd 2015 indigenous communities from around the world gathered on the banks of the Baram River in Sarawak, Malaysia in the context of the second year anniversary of the indigenous-led blockades against the proposed

BMF Press Statement – VICTORY: Moratorium on the Baram Dam in Malaysia

After two years of blocking all work on the proposed Baram Dam in Malaysia, the indigenous peoples have scored a major victory: the state government has announced a moratorium on the controversial dam and an evaluation of small-scale energy alternatives. (KUCHING / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) The Chief Minister of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on Borneo,

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