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Victory for civil society as Adelaide University stops honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud

Victory for civil society as Adelaide University stops honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud

13.07.2016

University bows to civil society pressure and renames a plaza honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud – University asked to pay back $ 400,000 in donations from the controversial Malaysian politician

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Swiss court orders UBS to release Malaysian corruption records

Swiss court orders UBS to release Malaysian corruption records

24.06.2016

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND) Records by the Swiss bank UBS on its business ties with Malaysian top politician Musa Aman must be released to the Swiss ...

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Sarawak activists honoured in Switzerland

Sarawak activists honoured in Switzerland

26.05.2016

Penan organizer Komeok Joe and anti-dams activist Peter Kallang from Malaysia receive prize for their commitment to the protection of Borneo’s rainforest and for defending indigenous rights

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Australian Senate to look into Malaysian money-laundering

Australian Senate to look into Malaysian money-laundering

10.05.2016

Senate inquiry into foreign bribery accepts submission on money-laundering allegations against Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud’s family – NGO reports on Taib corruption are granted parliamentary privilege and will be protected against prosecution

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Penan demand moratorium on logging in run up to Sarawak’s elections

Penan demand moratorium on logging in run up to Sarawak’s elections

04.05.2016

After handing in a proposal for a community managed protected area in Northern Sarawak, the Penan are now requesting a moratorium on logging and plantations in the upper Baram area to protect the last intact forests – just in time for the elections on May 7.

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Investigation uncovers secret Malaysian assets in the United States

Investigation uncovers secret Malaysian assets in the United States

29.04.2016

American multi-billion dollar real estate group Sunchase Holdings may have been used to launder illicit funds by Malaysian timber giant Samling

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Swiss Attorney General extends 1MDB investigations

Swiss Attorney General extends 1MDB investigations

12.04.2016

Switzerland expands its 1MDB investigation to former Emirati officals and Hollywood film company

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20 Swiss banks investigated over 1 MDB, Petrobras scandals

20 Swiss banks investigated over 1 MDB, Petrobras scandals

07.04.2016

FINMA CEO Mark Branson highlights money-laundering risks with Malaysia deals at annual media conference

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Stolen rainforest dollars: Australia ignores recovery call

Stolen rainforest dollars: Australia ignores recovery call

29.03.2016

Australian TV show Today Tonight exposes massive gifts by a Malaysian politician to Adelaide University and the Art Gallery of South Australia – Both institutions refuse to comment on recovery claims by indigenous leaders from Sarawak, Malaysia

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The Baram miracle: Dam plans officially scrapped

The Baram miracle: Dam plans officially scrapped

21.03.2016

Sarawak state government bows to protests and cancels plans for controversial 1500 MW dam project on the Baram river in Malaysian Borneo - Expropriated land to be returned to indigenous communities

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

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

14.03.2016

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

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Indigenous anti-dam activists stand in solidarity with Berta Cáceres

Indigenous anti-dam activists stand in solidarity with Berta Cáceres

08.03.2016

Indigenous leaders fighting against dams worldwide join the call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Berta Cáceres’ assassination.

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Victory for rainforest campaigners as German chancellor cancels Stihl visit

Victory for rainforest campaigners as German chancellor cancels Stihl visit

29.02.2016

Chainsaw market leader Stihl under pressure over ties to Borneo rainforest illegal logging

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Penan welcome historic meeting with Forest Department Sarawak

Penan welcome historic meeting with Forest Department Sarawak

26.02.2016

30 years after the beginning of their struggle, the Sarawak state government begins a dialogue with indigenous communities opposed to logging

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Swiss prosecutors pressure Malaysia over $4 billion fraud

Swiss prosecutors pressure Malaysia over $4 billion fraud

30.01.2016

Swiss Attorney General announces mutual legal assistance request, publishes first findings on probe into fraud involving Malaysian state fund 1 MDB

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Australian police arrest ex-senator over protest against Malaysian timber operator in Tasmania

Australian police arrest ex-senator over protest against Malaysian timber operator in Tasmania

25.01.2016

Former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown charged for walking into exclusion zone at north-west Tasmania logging site – Malaysian timber conglomerate Ta Ann to benefit from destruction of Tasmanian high conservation value forest

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BMF invokes OECD rules against Taib family's secret international holdings

BMF invokes OECD rules against Taib family's secret international holdings

15.01.2016

Canada’s Sakto Group accused of breaching OECD disclosure standards for multinational enterprises

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