MORE COMMUNITIES STEP UP TO CHALLENGE SAMLING

Communities within the Gerenai concession united against logging MIRI - Gerenai Community Rights Action Committee (GCRAC) which consist of disgruntled communities within the Gerenai concession has converged at Mega Hotel Miri, seeking answers as to how Samling was able to get the timber certification from the Malaysia Timber Certification Council (MTCC) when most of the … Continue reading MORE COMMUNITIES STEP UP TO CHALLENGE SAMLING

ABSENT FROM THEIR OWN SEMINAR: SAMLING CONTINUES TO IGNORE INDIGENOUS VOICES

Communities clearly demonstrate flaws in consultation process for timber certification during briefing at a hotel, but no one takes responsibility and questions are left unanswered. MIRI - Members of the communities within the Gerenai concession were invited by Samling, the owner of the Forest Management Unit (FMU), to attend a one day seminar, at Mega … Continue reading ABSENT FROM THEIR OWN SEMINAR: SAMLING CONTINUES TO IGNORE INDIGENOUS VOICES

BOGUS CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR TIMBER CERTIFICATION

Peter Kallang, SAVE Rivers Chairman, October 6th 2020 For many years my organisation, SAVE Rivers, has been working closely with indigenous communities in the Baram who feel threatened by dam proposals and logging activities on their land. For decades in Sarawak, the methods for obtaining free, prior and informed consent from our indigenous communities have been … Continue reading BOGUS CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR TIMBER CERTIFICATION

STOP THE CHOP: BARAM COMMUNITIES CALL FOR AN END TO CERTIFICATION OF CONFLICT TIMBER

 Communities within the Gerenai FMU were not properly consulted for the sustainability certificate, contrary to such claims by MTCC – SAVE Rivers is launching online petition to stop the chop  MIRI - In August 2020, Malaysia Timber Certification Council (MTCC), an organisation that operates the Malaysia Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), posted a  response on their … Continue reading STOP THE CHOP: BARAM COMMUNITIES CALL FOR AN END TO CERTIFICATION OF CONFLICT TIMBER

Our Flow Rap Challenge champion is Francis Roman!

Combining a hard-hitting conscious message and spitfire tongue twisters, Roman's performance maintained high energy throughout, with bursts here and there to keep the stagnancy away. Of exception was the clarity and accuracy with which he held every pronunciation—this is key in getting a message across, more so that the message here is for the environment. … Continue reading Our Flow Rap Challenge champion is Francis Roman!

Reasons that new mega hydro dams have no place in Sarawak’s energy future

(In response to Abang Johari: Energy from dams key to powering Sarawak’s economy, Borneo Post Online) Miri — As reported in The Borneo Post on 8th July 2020, Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari announced that mega dams will be key to propel Sarawak’s economy into 2030. In his statement, the Chief Minister claimed that the … Continue reading Reasons that new mega hydro dams have no place in Sarawak’s energy future

Certification without compliance: Flawed timber certification process violates indigenous rights

Certification for logging giant Samling’s Gerenai Forest Management Unit in the Baram region issued without meeting the requirements outlined by the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme.  Miri, Sarawak—Communities in the Baram region are calling for the 148,000 hectare Gerenai Forest Management Unit certification to be cancelled after it was revealed that the certification authority SIRIM and … Continue reading Certification without compliance: Flawed timber certification process violates indigenous rights

Lindungi Hutan Sarawak Demi Kesihatan Sejagat

Untuk mengelak penularan wabak pandermik yang lain Kerajaan Sarawak harus mengambil langkah yang serius untuk melindungi hutan dan hak orang asal serta mendedahkan maklumat sebenar mengenai keadaan hutan negeri ini untuk melindungi spesis manusia. Hal ini kerana kehidupan kita bergantung kepada dua perkara tersebut. Penebangan hutan dan pemusnahan ekosistem yang berleluasa adalah faktor penyumbang utama … Continue reading Lindungi Hutan Sarawak Demi Kesihatan Sejagat

Protect Sarawak’s Forests to Protect Our Health

Miri, Sarawak. If we are to avoid another catastrophic pandemic — and if we are to survive as a human species — the Sarawak government must take serious steps to protect forests and indigenous rights, and disclose real information about the condition of the state’s forests. Our lives literally depend on it.   Deforestation and the destruction … Continue reading Protect Sarawak’s Forests to Protect Our Health

Hentikan Kemusnahan Hutan Kita

Gabungan NGO menyeru Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak mahupun kerajaan persekutuan untuk melindungi hutan dan tanah adat bagi mencegah wabak pandemik terus berlaku. Sementara seluruh dunia berjuang untuk menangani kesan daripada Virus Novel Corona (Covid19), namun amat penting untuk kita mengetahui bukti yang amat nyata bahawa pandemik moden adalah kesan langsung daripada kemerosotan alam sekitar. Pakar dari … Continue reading Hentikan Kemusnahan Hutan Kita