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Logging, Palm Oil Plantations, and Indonesia’s Summer Of Smoke

With wealthy communities in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia feeling the impact of forest fires, the time is ripe for action

Over the last few weeks and months, I have followed the spread of the haze from the fires in Sumatra, which have inundated Singapore and peninsular Malaysia, with a mixture of both sadness and deja vu. Research by the World Resources Institute…
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by: Brihannala Morgan – August 21, 2013

Indigenous Activists Escalate Campaign Against Dams in Borneo

Tribes say dams have violated their right to free, prior, and informed consent

In Malaysia, street protests are rare. Indigenous-led street protests are even more rare. That’s why the sight last week of more than 300 Indigenous people wearing matching blue shirts reading “No More Dams” and holding signs demanding “Respect Free Prior and Informed…
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by: Brihannala Morgan – May 30, 2013

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