Protect forests and NCR to prevent the next pandemic

A coalition of NGOs calls on the Sarawak and Malaysian governments to protect forests and native land to prevent the next pandemic outbreak. While the world struggles to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus, it is critically important to understand the overwhelming evidence that most modern pandemics are the direct result of environmental degradation. … Continue reading Protect forests and NCR to prevent the next pandemic

Indigenous leaders question ongoing oil palm and timber activities during COVID-19-lockdown

Timber extraction continues in Sarawak under COVID-19 Oil palm and timber companies received permits to continue work in Sarawak despite national lockdown – indigenous leaders criticise the government’s decision  (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) From last Wednesday, Malaysia has been under a two-week-lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. All non-essential businesses have shut down. … Continue reading Indigenous leaders question ongoing oil palm and timber activities during COVID-19-lockdown

SAVE Rivers to raise issues with mega-dams at Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, in Kuching

Delegates from Baram & Sungai Asap led by SAVE Rivers at the SAREF. Left to right: James Nyurang from Tanjung Tepalit Baram, Ungan Lisut from Sungai Asap & Edward Ugah from Sungai Asap. SAVE Rivers in Sarawak Energy’s Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, starting today in Kuching. With its attendance, SAVE Rivers is making … Continue reading SAVE Rivers to raise issues with mega-dams at Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, in Kuching

SAVE Rivers to raise issues with mega-dams at Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, in Kuching

SAVE Rivers is participating in Sarawak Energy’s Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, starting today in Kuching. With its attendance, SAVE Rivers is making sure that the negative impacts of dams on Sarawak’s community and environment are not side-lined in this international event. SAVE Rivers is accompanying community representatives from the Baram and Bakun to … Continue reading SAVE Rivers to raise issues with mega-dams at Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, in Kuching

Sarawak activist who stopped destructive mega-dams wins 2019 Seacology Prize

Peter Kallang (middle) with Duane Silverstein (L) and Mary Randolph (R) from SEACOLOGY during the award presentation. Miri City, Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. Peter Kallang, a member of Sarawak’s indigenous Kenyah community, has been awarded the international Seacology Prize for leading a successful campaign to halt the building of a series of mega-dams … Continue reading Sarawak activist who stopped destructive mega-dams wins 2019 Seacology Prize

SAVE Rivers chief wins Seacology prize

Peter Kallang (seated, far left) with SEACOLOGY, friends and families who have supported him throughout the years. MIRI: United States non-profit organisation Seacology has selected SAVE Rivers chairman Peter Kallang as the winner of its annual US$10,000 prize. The prize is awarded to an islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environment and culture of … Continue reading SAVE Rivers chief wins Seacology prize

Save Rivers pledges support for Suhakam to be more pro-active in Sarawak

MIRI: SAVE Rivers chairman Peter Kallang says he has previously by-passed Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) office in Sarawak as its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur was more pro-active and responsive. So he is looking forward to a new chapter in the state under newly minted Commissioner Dr Madeline Berma as he expressed his support and hope … Continue reading Save Rivers pledges support for Suhakam to be more pro-active in Sarawak

ACTIVIST NECESSARY TO CHAMPION SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

The article, “Some activists are preying on the Penans, says state rep” as reported in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) is far from the truth. Activist and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) fulfill needs in environmental, economic, infrastructure and social justice which are either neglected or abused by parties concerned. The responsibility for the construction of infrastructure … Continue reading ACTIVIST NECESSARY TO CHAMPION SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE