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Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

26.11.2017

63 Penan communities celebrate the completion of a series of 23 high quality maps representing their land, culture and history

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1MDB scandal: Malaysian NGOs call on Switzerland to restitute US$104 m

1MDB scandal: Malaysian NGOs call on Switzerland to restitute US$104 m

23.11.2017

According to the Swiss finance minister, Ueli Maurer, confiscated 1MDB bank profits have gone to the Swiss treasury

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Complicit in Climate Destruction

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Complicit in Climate Destruction

03.11.2017

Failure to stop exploiting rainforests overshadows pledge to improve transparency

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Indigenous leader appeals to Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Indigenous leader appeals to Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

10.10.2017

Supplier of wood for Tokyo's new National Olympic Stadium accused of destroying Indigenous livelihoods

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10,000 signatures for the Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland

10,000 signatures for the Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland

22.09.2017

Petition with close to 10,000 signatures calls for an immediate stop to logging in the UNESCO-protected Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland.

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Toronto court to hear money-laundering case against Sarawak Governor's daughter

Toronto court to hear money-laundering case against Sarawak Governor's daughter

19.09.2017

BMF sues Canadian banks over ties to Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud's daughter

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NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction

NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction

11.09.2017

NGOs demand Olympic authorities end rainforest destruction and human rights abuses connected to Tokyo 2020 Olympics construction

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IOC complicit in unaccountable and unsustainable Tokyo Olympic Stadium construction

IOC complicit in unaccountable and unsustainable Tokyo Olympic Stadium construction

24.07.2017

International Olympic Committee accepts lack of transparency and weak standards of Tokyo Olympic authorities

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UNESCO calls on Polish government to halt Bialowieza logging

UNESCO calls on Polish government to halt Bialowieza logging

06.07.2017

Potential impacts on World Heritage site have not been evaluated

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Bialowieza Blockade Update

Bialowieza Blockade Update

09.06.2017

+++6 July 2017+++7th blockade ongoing+++8th blockade stopped due to police violence+++

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Scandal

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Scandal

10.05.2017

Over 140,000 signatures delivered to Japanese Embassies around the world demanding no rainforest destruction or human rights abuses - Banner protests in Sarawak, Malaysia and at Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium site

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Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium

20.04.2017

Citing a significant breach of the commitment to a sustainable 2020 Olympics, Japanese and international environmental groups today called for an urgent independent investigation of the use of tropical formwork plywood that appears to originate from the notorious Malaysian logging company, Shin Yang, in the construction of the new National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

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Taib family sponsors Canadian war monument

Taib family sponsors Canadian war monument

12.04.2017

Ottawa-based Sakto Group announces sponsorship amidst corruption debate

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Canadian government urged to condemn Malaysian company

Canadian government urged to condemn Malaysian company

05.04.2017

Bruno Manser Fund requests that OECD grievance procedure on the Taib family’s Sakto Group be closed

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Canadian trade ministry bows to Malaysian tycoon over OECD standards

Canadian trade ministry bows to Malaysian tycoon over OECD standards

03.04.2017

OECD’s National Contact Point dismisses NGO complaint against Taib family business

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Malaysian political family accused of money laundering in Canada

Malaysian political family accused of money laundering in Canada

30.03.2017

New report exposes the Taibs' $200 million real estate group
Read the Report: «Safe Haven Canada» (PDF, 16.5 MB)

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Draft for land conservation gets Forest Dept backing

Draft for land conservation gets Forest Dept backing

22.02.2017

Komeok (fourth right) and Kallang (second right) handing over the draft copy of the pre-proposal for a community initiated land and environmental conservation initiative in Ulu Baram to Sapuan in the presence of (from left) James Nyuran from the Kenyah community in Baram, Paul Chai, who is the ITTO project leader for Sarawak, Zarina Shabli, who is the officer for the Conservation of Forest and Siah representing the Penan community from Baram.

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Princess Anne asked to speak out for Penan displaced by Murum Dam

Princess Anne asked to speak out for Penan displaced by Murum Dam

21.02.2017

The communities displaced by the Murum Dam are still waiting to receive farmland – NGOs are now asking Britain’s Princess Anne for help as she visited dam builder Sarawak Energy in late 2016

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