Hundreds of Penan facing eviction to make way for the Murum Dam are horrified to learn that the forest in the proposed resettlement area is being destroyed, reports Tomasz Johnson.
From the testimonies gathered from the victims, family members and their fellow tribe members, it does seem that sexual violence against the Penan has taken on a life of its own, reports Hilary Chiew.
The clear-cutting of rainforests for monoculture ‘tree plantations’ such as acacia plantations often destroys biodiversity and sources of life for indigenous communities.
Sustainable forest management in Sarawak? Think again. These videos (above and below) from Al Jazeera provide ample food for thought – and look at the impact of logging on the Penan.