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ITTO faces financial meltdown after $18m fraud losses

ITTO faces financial meltdown after $18m fraud losses

07.11.2016

Bruno Manser Fund demands full transparency and legal action against responsible staff

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Leonardo DiCaprio bows to critics in Caribbean resort row

Leonardo DiCaprio bows to critics in Caribbean resort row

25.10.2016

Hollywood actor’s luxury resort plans in Belize marine reserve scaled down

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Launching of Baram Conservation Initiative

Launching of Baram Conservation Initiative

21.10.2016

Following the cancellation of the Baram Dam, the communities of Baram are proud to announce the launch of the Baram Conservation Initiative.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back dodgy Malaysian funds

Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back dodgy Malaysian funds

18.10.2016

Key questions on his 1MDB ties remain open

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Bruno Manser Fund barred from Leonardo DiCaprio London premiere

Bruno Manser Fund barred from Leonardo DiCaprio London premiere

16.10.2016

BMF campaign manager Johanna Michel and executive director Lukas Straumann refused entry to Fisher Stephens’ premiere of climate change documentary Before The Flood at London’s Leicester Square – Bruno Manser Fund demands an apology from Leonardo DiCaprio and from the BFI London Film Festival

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Leonardo DiCaprio pressured over 1MDB ties –  Actor’s UN role put into question

Leonardo DiCaprio pressured over 1MDB ties – Actor’s UN role put into question

14.10.2016

NGO coalition demands DiCaprio’s resignation as UN Messenger of Peace for climate change if he fails to distance himself from Malaysian corruption

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Leonardo DiCaprio challenged to debate Malaysian corruption in London

Leonardo DiCaprio challenged to debate Malaysian corruption in London

06.10.2016

Actor asked to explain his ties to Politically Exposed Persons from Malaysia during public event at London’s Free Word Centre - DiCaprio expected to visit the UK to launch climate change documentary Before the Flood

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Swiss prosecutors increase pressure on Malaysia over 1MDB investigation

Swiss prosecutors increase pressure on Malaysia over 1MDB investigation

05.10.2016

Office of the Attorney General requests further mutual legal assistance from Malaysian authorities over missing USD 800 million

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Leonardo DiCaprio sponsor distances itself from dodgy Malaysian donations

Leonardo DiCaprio sponsor distances itself from dodgy Malaysian donations

19.09.2016

Swiss bank Julius Baer says it expects the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to conduct due diligence and prevent damage to its charitable goals – Leonardo DiCaprio continues to refuse answer questions on donations from individuals linked to the Malaysian 1MDB corruption scandal.

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Leonardo DiCaprio challenged over dirty Malaysian money

Leonardo DiCaprio challenged over dirty Malaysian money

25.08.2016

Hollywood actor urged to pay back all funds and donations he and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation received from Malaysians connected to the 1MDB corruption scandal

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The Borneo Case to premiere in Malaysia

The Borneo Case to premiere in Malaysia

19.08.2016

New documentary exposes links between deforestation and corruption in Sarawak

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SADIA and BMF criticize the destruction of peatland for oil palm plantations

SADIA and BMF criticize the destruction of peatland for oil palm plantations

18.08.2016

Whilst the International Peat Congress 2016 is being held in Kuching, Sarawak, NGOs are highlighting environmental damage caused by the drainage of peat fields.

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Berkeley Professor offers Sarawak Chief Minister support for state energy planning

Berkeley Professor offers Sarawak Chief Minister support for state energy planning

16.08.2016

Energy experts from Berkeley present alternatives to mega-dams to large audience from government, media and civil society in Kuching – support for state energy planning offered to Sarawak’s Chief Minister Adenan Satem

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EXCLUSIVE: Taib's Norwegian aide to leave Malaysia!

EXCLUSIVE: Taib's Norwegian aide to leave Malaysia!

12.08.2016

Victory for the Bruno Manser Fund: Sarawak Energy CEO's contract to expire

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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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