The other side of the Penan story: threatened tribe embraces tourism, reforestation #palmoil
NGOs call for arrest of Malaysian leader for corruption, money laundering (12/12/2011) A coalition of Malaysian and international NGOs are calling for the arrest of Sarawak chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and 14 family members for alleged abused of power, corruption, and money laundering, reports the Bruno Manser Fund, a group that has signed the letter urging action. Malaysian court blocks rainforest tribes' fight against mega-dam in Borneo (09/09/2011) Indigenous tribes in Borneo suffered a stinging defeat Thursday after Sarawak's highest court ruled against them in 12-year-long legal battle. Tribal groups had challenged the Malaysian state government for seizing indigenous lands in order to build a massive hydroelectric power plant, dubbed the Bakun dam, but the three-person top court found unanimously against the tribes. Wikileaks: US warned of severe corruption in Ma...