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2018
08/2018
Fact sheet on small farmers

The fact sheet shows 10 reasons why smallholders are the big losers in the palm oil business

07/2018
Penan Community Maps Leaflet

The Bruno Manser Fund has worked with the Penan for 15 years to map their primeval forest. Learn more about the background.

2017
03/2017
Safe Haven Canada

How a corrupt Malaysian official‘s family acquired $200 million in Ontario real estate.

2015
09/2015
The Adelaide Hilton Case - How a Malaysian politician's family laundered $ 30 million in South Australia
01/2015
Corruption Management Sarawak

The report "Corruption Management Sarawak – Cahya Mata Sarawak and Malaysia’s Taib family" investigates two crimes: How Governor Taib's family took control of CMS and how, through CMS, the Sarawak government has generated massive profits for the Governor’s closest family members.

2014
08/2014
No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples' Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak

The fact-finding report by SAVE Rivers reveals that the Malaysian power supplier Sarawak Energy and the Sarawak government are perpetrating violations of indigenous people's rights to information, participation, self-determination, ancestral lands and free, prior and informed consent as guaranteed under the provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

04/2014
Laundering Dirty Rainforest Dollars? Manulife's dodgy deals with a Malaysian potentate's daughter
2013
05/2013
Complicit in Corruption

The report "Complicit in Corruption: Taib Mahmud's Norwegian Power Man" reveals how the Norwegian CEO of the Malaysian electricity company Sarawak Energy is embroiled in the web of corruption surrounding Chief Minister Taib. Under the leadership of the Norwegian Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, Sarawak Energy has concluded contracts worth more than 220 million US dollars with companies in the hands of the chief minister's family. (language: English)

2012
11/2012
Sold Down the River

The report "Sold Down the River: How Sarawak Dam Plans Compromise the Future of Malaysia's Indigenous Peoples" sheds light on the background to a planned series of at least twelve dams in Sarawak. The companies owned by the family of Sarawak’s Chief Minister Taib are profiting from the dams at the same time as the indigenous peoples and nature are finishing up as the losers. (language: English)

09/2012
The Taib Timber Mafia

The report "The Taib Timber Mafia: Facts and Figures on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) from Sarawak, Malaysia" shows for the first time that the Taib family clique possesses several billion US dollars in the form of share holdings in more than 400 companies around the world. While Sarawak's Chief Minister Taib and his family are pocketing profits from the trade in tropical timber, the indigenous people's habitat is being destroyed. (language: English)

05/2012
The Penan Peace Park Proposal

In 2009, 18 Penan villages in the Upper Baram created the "Tana' Pengida Pengurip Penan" (Penan Peace Park). Several meetings resulted in a written manifesto in 2011: the "Penan Peace Park Proposal", in which the aims and visions of the peace park were stated. Their principal goal is to secure the recognition and sustainable use of their traditional territory and to outlaw deforestation by the logging companies. (language: English)

05/2012
Tana’ Pengida Pengurip Penan

In 2009, 18 Penan villages in the Upper Baram created the "Tana' Pengida Pengurip Penan" (Penan Peace Park). Several meetings resulted in a written manifesto in 2011: the “Penan Peace Park Proposal", in which the aims and visions of the peace park were stated. Their principal goal is to secure the recognition and sustainable use of their traditional territory and to outlaw deforestation by the logging companies. (language: Penan)

2011
10/2011
Penan Preschool Mission Statement

The "Penan Preschool Mission Statement" highlights the goals and the program of the Penan preschools. (language: English)

02/2011
Development of Global Timber Tycoons

Over the past 30 years, the controversial development of the timber industry in Sarawak has heavily influenced this Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.
The report „Development of Global Timber Tycoons in Sarawak, East Malaysia – History and Company Profiles“ brings greater transparency into the inscrutable timber
industry of Sarawak and provides an overview and profile of the most important players. The report focuses on links among companies, local political elites and institutions in order to better understand the dynamics and influence of the timber sector on the economy of Sarawak.