Campaign Corner

A selection of press releases and short stories highlighting the various campaigns going on in Malaysia

GIAT Coalition Calls For A Stop to Obstruction and Interference of MACC Investigations

Press Release 10 August 2015 Download MACC Reform Project Memorandum here MACC investigations obstructed by arrests, transfers and confiscation of equipment Kuala Lumpur, 10th August, 2015 – The GIAT Coalition today, in light of recent actions of arrests of key personnel and confiscation of equipment & documents, calls for an immediate stop of activities that may obstruct the institutions’ competency

Australia’s relentless corporate welfare to Malaysian logging company as new forest mill opens in Tasmania

  Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber has expressed alarm for Tasmania’s threatened rainforests of the Tarkine, and criticised the company Ta Ann for appalling logging practices that are un-sustainable, “Ta Ann’s new plywood mill in north-west Tasmania is another very controversial foothold by the Sarawak timber company in Australia. Ta Ann has today

SAVE Rivers Press Statement – CM’s Statement Hailed

MIRI – The announcement by Sarawak’s Chief Minister, Dato Seri Adenan Hj. Satem for a moratorium of works by Sarawak Energy Bhd on the proposed Baram dam is commended especially by some of those who opposed the Hydroelectric (HEP) Dam in Baram. In connection with this, SAVE Rivers network is in the process of getting feedback

Ta Ann Linked Company Threaten Tuai Rumah for Millions

  In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Sarawak (RFS), Iban Tuai Rumah Jupiter anak Sergeran from Rumah Jupiter in Suai, Miri revealed that he is being sued by the Ta Ann-linked company Butrasemari Sdn Bhd for an astonishing RM6.7million. This is what the company are claiming is “loss of earnings”. Tuai Rumah Jupiter had

JOAS Calls on CM Adenan and Sarawak Energy To Be Accountable To All Sarawakians

Miri – Jaringan Orang Asal Se Malaysia (JOAS), the Network of Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia, is dismayed that Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan is once again recorded in the Borneo Post as saying that the Baram Dam has the support of community leaders, while Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) CEO Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit is quoted as dismissing scientific studies that

CIJ calls on home minister to stop threatening media over 1MDB reports.

CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM (CIJ) STATEMENT : CIJ calls on home minister to stop threatening media over 1MDB reports. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is dismayed at Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s recent threats against the media. Zahid warned that action could be taken against The Edge under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA)

Tony Pua Media Statement on Arul Kanda’s 1MDB Audit Response

11 June 2015: Arul Kanda’s denial doesn’t explain why Deloitte Malaysia has not been able to commence audit on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) Earlier today, I have issued a statement alleging that “1MDB is already more than 2 months past the 31 March financial year end for this year and yet no work has been started at all

Save Rivers press release: Baram Dam a catalyst for disaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 10th June 2015 Miri – The earthquake in Sabah on 5th June is a stern warning of the potential disaster which the proposed Baram dam could bring. But the proponents of the dam, especially Sarawak Energy Bhd seems to take a lacklustre attitude towards this impending hazard. The approach taken by

Tony Pua Media Statement on Dato’ Seri Husni Hanadzlah’s Tall Tales

As the Prime Minister chickened out of his own 1MDB “Nothing to Hide” forum, the Minister of Finance II Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told tall tales on live television Dato’ Seri Najib Razak must be panicking and scampering around like Chicken Little who believed that “the sky is falling” on him. Not only did

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