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Ottawa real estate company's ties to Malaysia questioned

By Matthew Pearson, The Ottawa Citizen

Leonardo DiCaprio bows to critics in Caribbean resort row

Hollywood actor’s luxury resort plans in Belize marine reserve scaled down

Adelaide University renames campus plaza honoring controversial Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud

ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY has bowed to pressure from conservation groups to remove the name of controversial Sarawak State Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud from a plaza on its campus.

BMF invokes OECD rules against Taib family's secret international holdings

Canada’s Sakto Group accused of breaching OECD disclosure standards for multinational enterprises

Taib company donated high value painting to Australia

A company linked to Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud donated a John Olsen painting to the Art Gallery of South Australia

Corruption, Power and the Destruction of Sarawak's forests

Money Logging to presented at ETH Zurich

Australian University raised $400,000 from Malaysian kleptocrat

Freedom of Information Act request forces Adelaide University to disclose Taib Mahmud’s donations to his alma mater

Taib aide speaks out on Sarawak Governor's illegal businesses

Australian TV show investigates Taib Mahmud's links to Adelaide

Victory for civil society as Sarawak government puts dam on hold

After two years of blocking all work on the proposed Baram Dam in Malaysia, the indigenous peoples have scored a major victory

Australia urged to probe Sarawak Governor's family for money-laundering

New report sheds light on dodgy funding of Malaysian political family’s $30 million purchase of the Adelaide Hilton Hotel

Money Logging to be launched in Australia

Book talks scheduled for Adelaide and Hobart in September 2015

Sarawak Chief Minister surprises London with forest pledge

Adenan Satem uses first official overseas visit to reach out to NGOs and call for international support to transform the Sarawak timber industry

Money Logging to be presented at the Geneva Press Club

Follow the Geneva book talk on livestream

MONEY LOGGING SEIZED BY MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES

Home Ministry seizes all copies on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair

Money Logging to be launched in Brussels

Join us for a book talk and drinks reception in the European capital on 31 March 2015

Lukas Straumann on Malaysia's BFM radio

Hear the live interview with the author of Money Logging

Money Logging to be reprinted

Due to strong demand from Asia, Money Logging will be reprinted in March 2015

Book launch in Basel

Launch of "Money Logging" in Basel, bookstore Bider und Tanner, on Monday, February 9, 7.30pm, the event is free, in English

Taib family’s Cahya Mata Sarawak received over USD 1.4 billion in state contracts

Bruno Manser Fund demands a Royal Commission of Enquiry to investigate the takeover of Sarawak’s largest state enterprise by former Chief Minister’s family

University of Adelaide should dissociate from Sarawak’s Taib Mahmud

By The Bob Brown Foundation, 24 January 2015

Sarawak Governor fails to justify his extreme wealth

Abdul Taib Mahmud misses opportunity to publicly explain how he had become an "ultra high net worth individual“

Taib lawyers bully the BBC over Money Logging interview

Taib's lawyers, London-based Mishcon de Reya, are trying to stop a BBC interview on Lukas Straumann's book Money Logging from being broadcast

Malaysian ruler challenged to explain his wealth in London

Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud ridiculed for failing to follow up on legal threats against Money Logging by Lukas Straumann

Victory for civil society as Amazon releases Money Logging in the UK

London book launch to be held on 16 January 2015 at the Free Word Centre

Money Logging now available at major bookstores around the globe

Major bookstores are selling the book that Taib Mahmud has tried to ban but dare not take to court

Amazon withholds Money Logging deliveries

American online retailer accused of bowing to Malaysian ruler's threats

Money Logging Asia - North America tour ends in Washington DC

More author appearances coming up in early 2015

Urgent action needed to save Sarawak’s last intact forests

International body names Malaysian state “ground zero of deforestation“

+++Historical U-turn in Sarawak government's forestry policies+++

Chief Minister Adenan Satem accuses timber tycoons of corrupt practices

UBC Vancouver learns the truth about Taib corruption

Lukas Straumann meets up with students in British Columbia

Major Ottawa real estate development secretly funded by Borneo ruler’s family

Royal Canadian Mounted Police criticized for their inaction over Taib family assets in Canada

US radio station exposes Taib assets ahead of Money Logging North America tour

Listen to the show broadcast by KPFA in the San Francisco Bay Area

Malaysian government hackers attack US news service over Taib book report

The Malaysian government is stepping up its efforts to stop the book Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia.

Bruno Manser Fund locked out of ITTO opening session

Malaysian delegation at the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) moves to ban book upon instruction from "the highest levels of government in Kuala Lumpur"

Malaysian government attempts to stop Yokohama book launch

Book on Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud leads to crisis in International Tropical Timber Organisation

Surprise meeting with Sarawak press: Swiss author presents book on Taib corruption in Kuching

Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia by Lukas Straumann is available where books are sold from 3 November 2014 (Bergli Books; 320 pages; ISBN 978-3905252682; approximately EUR 24.70, USD 32.60, CAD 35.40, GBP 19.65, MYR 105). For international orders (free shipping): www.money-logging.org

Money Logging to be launched with multi-city publicity blitz

Events planned in Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Switzerland and Belgium

Event calendar

Learn more about the planned events with Lukas Straumann in Yokohama, Ottawa, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Basel, Geneva and Brussels

Asian Development Bank Urged to Shelve Loan for Sarawak

40 organizations call on the President of the Asian Development Bank to withdraw a proposed loan to Sarawak Energy for a transmission line.

Explosive new book to expose Asian tycoon’s crimes

Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia to be published in November 2014 by Bergli Books

Length of Sarawak’s logging roads equivalent to twice the Earth's circumference

Sarawak’s logging companies have created a road network 88,111 km long in the Malaysian state’s rainforest

by moxi