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Tribes struggle to survive in Borneo

The Penan tribe of Borneo are facing a fight for survival. Logging, dam construction and deforestation is threatening the forest on which they depend. Although only around 300 of the tribe of hunter-gatherers remain nomadic, even those who have settled … Continue reading

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Malaysian native leader detained over anti-logging

(AFP) KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a native leader who set up roadblocks in Borneo to stop a logging firm from encroaching on their ancestral land.

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Penan tribe to continue blockade against loggers with blowpipes and spears

September 01, 2009 A meeting between the Penan indigenous tribe, Malaysian government officials, and representatives of a logging company ended without an agreement on Friday. After the meeting, a Penan spokesman declared that the group’s blockade would continue. Blockaders, dressed … Continue reading

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