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News from the Penan

Borneo dams chief under media scrutiny

The CEO of the company overseeing a massive dam project on Penan tribal land in the Malaysian part of Borneo has come under scrutiny in his native Norway over violations of indigenous rights.

Penan feature in Eden Project oil palm exhibit

A new exhibit at the world famous UK visitor attraction the Eden Project features the Penan of Sarawak and the destruction of their forests to make way for oil palm plantations.

‘Journalist of the Year’ award for palm oil article

A journalist from the UK’s Independent newspaper has won the Foreign Press Association’s prestigious ‘Journalist of the Year’ award for an article about the devastation of rainforests for palm oil.

Arrested Penan: ‘Water from the dam will flood our lands’

The Penan who were arrested last week outside government offices in the Malaysian part of Borneo have released a statement made on the eve of their arrest about their fears that a hydroelectric dam will destroy their lives.