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Malaysia: Information on blockades against logging in the rain forests from 1990 to present

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1995
Citation / Document Symbol MYS19789.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Malaysia: Information on blockades against logging in the rain forests from 1990 to present, 1 February 1995, MYS19789.E, available at: [accessed 27 November 2015]
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For information on blockades against logging in the Malaysian rain forests, please consult the attachments, which are arranged in chronological order.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


The Toronto Star. 12 March 1994. Final Edition. David Suzuki. "The Buzz Saw of 'Progress' Hits Sarawak." (NEXIS)

Inter Press Service (IPS). 25 June 1993. Leah Makabenta. "Malaysia: Native Tribes at Loggerheads with Timber Companies." (NEXIS)

Los Angeles Times. 10 November 1992. Home Edition. Karl Schoenberger. "Environment; Malaysia Logging Foe Leads a Life in Exile; Kelabit Tribesman's Case Typifies Problems That Activists Face Under Some 'Benevolent Authoritarian' Regimes in Asia." (NEXIS)

The Toronto Star. 22 February 1992. Saturday Edition. David Suzuki. "Why Sarawak's Last Nomads Need Help Now." (NEXIS)

Japan Economic Newswire. 25 November 1991. "Sarawak Natives Rap Timber Group for Ignoring Their Rights." (NEXIS)

The Associated Press. 26 June 1991. PM Cycle. "Native Tribes Set Up Human Blockades to Try to Prevent Logging." (NEXIS)

The Times. 26 November 1990. James Pringle. "Penan Warriors Battle to Preserve Forest Haven from Loggers." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 3 October 1990. BC Cycle. Leslie Lopez. "Loggers and Villagers Fight Over Malaysian Forests." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 6 August 1990. BC Cycle. Lai Kwok Kin. "Malaysian Jungle Tribe Fights Logging and Modernization." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 3 August 1990. BC Cycle. "Malaysian Tribesmen Said Detained For Protests Against Logging." (NEXIS)

Los Angeles Times. 19 March 1990. Home Edition. Kathleen Hendrix. "Malaysia's Native People Feeling Bite of Logger's Ax." (NEXIS)

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