The livelihood of native communities in Limbang, Sarawak, is being threatened by a politically well-connected timber company. It's really the last stand for Along Sega, a much-respected local Penan leader and the local communities. The Long Sebayang timber...
The old well at Kampung Buah Pala where clear fresh water reaches ground level - Photo by Anil Netto For those of you still unfamiliar with the background to the High Chaparral issue, here's an excellent write-up by Himanshu Bhatt...
According to the latest household income survey, the following are the percentages of families in the various monthly household income brackets. Household monthly Percentage income range of families < RM 1000 8.6 RM 1001 – 2000 29.4 RM 2001 –...
Just received word that one of the 45 Jerit cyclists on the way from Alor Star to KL via Penang has been arrested in the small village of Merbau Pulas near Kulim this evening. According to Sungai Siput MP Jeyakumar...
Indigenous protesters confront International Hydropower Association executive director Richard Taylor during an IHA conference in Kuching. The protesters are opposing plans for the construction of more mega dams in Sarawak.
Tanjung Bunga fisherfolk still waiting for proper homes When the tsunami slammed into our shores, claiming scores of victims, many Malaysians donated generously in cash and in kind. But, four years later, a dozen fisherfolk in Tanjong Bunga, living in...
Predictably, the PM has extended the Thaipusam public holiday to KL and Putrajaya. (Check out this revealing eye-witness account of the MIC-gathering tonight.) All I can say is that they must be desperate to win back support from Indian...
"As long as there are huge man-eating crocodiles in rivers to blame, the political and corporate crocodiles of Sarawak will continue feasting – unconscionably – upon the lives of the poor." Read this cover story by Abang Benet in the...
This is a side of Malaysia you don't often see, a world hidden from us. Here, we get a peek at the sad conditions inside an immigration detention centre. http://www.youtube.com/v/-wfC5oJoN2s&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0 Great journalism by the Aljazeera team.
More arrests today. This time largely targeting the Bersih group and the Hindraf leaders. I have lost track of the number of people arrested, released, re-arrested, denied bail, charged with illegal assembly, "causing mischief", "attempted murder", sedition... All this while...

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