10 Sep '11, 12am
Malaysian court blocks rainforest tribes' fight against mega-dam in Borneo via @mongabay #palmoil
Wikileaks: US warned of severe corruption in Malaysia's Sarawak state (08/30/2011) U.S. government sources characterize the ruler of Malaysia's Sarawak as 'highly corrupt' and plagued with conflicts of interest, according to secret cables released today by Wikileaks. Sarawak reiterates goal to convert 1 million ha of forest to oil palm plantations (07/06/2011) Despite rising criticism over deforestation and human rights abuses, Sarawak is maintaining its target of 2 million hectares of oil palm plantations by 2020, reports Malaysian state press. Rainforest tribe forcibly removed from dam area to palm oil plantation (06/23/2011) A thousand Penan indigenous people have been forcibly moved from their rainforest home to monoculture plantations, reports Survival International. To make way for the Murum dam, the Malaysian state government of Sarawak is moving a thousand Penan fr...