Petition : Stop Timber Corruption. Freeze Taib’s assets now

Posted on March 1, 2011

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Since 1981, Sarawak has been governed by Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, one of the most corrupt politicians in South East Asia.

While Taib himself has personally profited immensely from the destruction of the Borneo rainforest through logging and oil palm plantations, Sarawak’s indigenous communities have lost their land, the source of their livelihood, and have been increasingly marginalized.

Taib and his family members have illegally acquired assets worth billions of dollars in Malaysia, Canada, the UK, Australia, the United States and other countries. All these assets should be restituted to the people of Sarawak, and the Taib family should be prosecuted for corruption, the abuse of public funds, fraud, money-laundering, tax evasion and other related crimes.

To this end, an online petition has been launched. To view the same and lend your support, click the image below.