Campaign Corner

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

Joint Statement on Human Rights Day – Respect The Affected Natives and Peoples Of Sarawak’s Rights

Date: 10.12.14 Dato Sri Mohammed Najib bin Abdul Razak Office of the Prime Minister Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Via facsimile: +60-3-8888-3444 Via E-mail: [email protected] YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan Bin Haji Satem Chief Minister of Sarawak Dear YAB, Re: Respect The Affected Natives and Peoples

BMF Press Statement: Amazon withholds book on Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud

(SEATTLE, USA) Amazon, the American online retailer, is being criticized for withholding deliveries of a book on Taib Mahmud, the governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Amazon customers from the United Kingdom have complained with the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) that they cannot order the book “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian

Joint Statement – On International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day, NGOs Call Attention to the Role of Indigenous Women in Malaysia

Media Contacts: Sze Ning, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia | Tel: +60-12-606-1592 | Email: [email protected] Serene Lim, SUARAM | Tel: +60-12-547-7989 | Email: [email protected] Kuala Lumpur – To mark the International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day on the 29th of November, women members of the national indigenous peoples’ organization, Jaringan Orang Asli SeMalaysia (JOAS), announced the

SAVE Rivers Press Statement: Penghulu Paul Kalang abusing Kenyah association by making sweeping and irresponsible statements for his own personal gain 

MIRI – Save Sarawak Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) is disappointed with Penghulu Paul Kalang, the Community Chief of the Kenyah in Telang Usan, Baram for making sweeping and irresponsible statements in an article in the Borneo Post today, with regards to the proposed Baram HEP Dam project and abusing the Sarawak National Kenyah Association (PKKS)

Joint Statement: International Conference Organisers Turn Blind Eye to Sarawak Energy’s Complicity in Environmental Destruction and Rights Violations

By SUARAM, Save Rivers, Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia, Asia Indigenous People’s Pact and Bruno Manser Funds. Kuala Lumpur – As the International New York Times’ Energy for Tomorrow Conference gets underway at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, human rights and environmental groups will be outside raising concerns about the ethics of the meeting’s main corporate

GASAK in solidarity to oppose Baram Dam

Miri: In solidarity with the blockade which is on-going in Baram, a demonstration and handing over of memorandum to the Miri Division Forestry Department and the Miri Division Police Department was led by the Gerakan Anak Sarawak (GASAK) or Sarawak People Movement in the city today. Meanwhile villagers against the Baram dam reinstated the barricade

Opposition Slams Sarawak’s Dam Building Frenzy

Following strong calls by this blog and local/international NGOs for an end to corrupt dams in the state, the government has now been urged to seriously reconsider building 12 more dams in Sarawak by Opposition leader Baru Bian. “It appears that the government is determined to build dams and invite foreign investors to establish industries here by offering

Blockade against the Baram Dam Reinstated

Long Kesseh Baram: The tussle between the villagers opposing the Baram dam and the illegal loggers who are supported by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation is heating up. Under the watchful eyes of the police from the General Operation Forces (GOF) and officers from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), the villagers, again, removed a road barrier which

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