Campaign Corner

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

Civil Society Launches Baram Conservation Initiative

Following the cancellation of the Baram Dam, the communities of Baram are proud to announce the launch of the Baram Conservation Initiative. The Baram Conservation Initiative is a community driven effort that intends to protect the rainforest, establish sustainable livelihood systems, and prevent the expansion of large scale commercial agriculture and extractive industries in the […]

Joint Statement by CSOs Condemning the Assassination of Bill Kayong

We, the undersigned Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are extremely shocked, angered and saddened by the untimely demise of our comrade and friend, Bill Kayong from a drive by assassination yesterday morning at the traffic light next to eMart, Senadin in Miri, Sarawak. We condemn such heinous crime and urge the police to investigate thoroughly and

BMF Press Statement – Sarawak Activists Honoured In Switzerland

(BASEL / SWITZERLAND) Komeok Joe and Peter Kallang, two indigenous activists from Sarawak, Malaysia, have been honoured with the Bruno Manser Prize for Moral Courage. The Prize is named after rainforest hero Bruno Manser and honours personalities who have proven moral courage in defending the environment and human rights. Komeok Joe and Peter Kallang are

BERSIH Press Statement – 11th Sarawak State Election Marred By Vote-buying, Treating and Illegal Campaigning

BERSIH 2.0 has compiled the preliminary reports received by the Pemantau Sarawak Committee after observing the 11th Sarawak Election from nomination day until polling day. In total, 90 Pemantau volunteers were mobilised in five hot seats, Telang Usan, Senadin, Bawang Assan, Tasik Biru and Batu Kitang. The Committee also received reports through the Pemantau Hotline.

BMF Press Statement – Australian Senate To Look Into Malaysian Money-Laundering

(Canberra, Australia) An Australian Senate inquiry into foreign bribery will look into money-laundering allegations against the family of Abdul Taib Mahmud Sarawak, the current Governor and former Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. On Friday, the Australian Senate Economics References Committee acknowledged receipt of a joint submission by the Swiss Bruno Manser Fund and

BERSIH/Pemantau Press Statement – Electoral Offences In Tasik Biru, Sarawak

Pemantau expresses the utmost concern of the multiple election offences committed in Tasik Biru Constituency with no regard or respect for electoral processes in a working democracy. A team of Pemantau has been stationed for the past two weeks in Tasik Biru area and have recorded instances of elections offences listed below; 1)    Money Politics /

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