Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

By Peter Bosshard, Huffington Post, 19 December 2014

NGO wants probe on Taib book

Free Malaysia Today, 4 November 2014


Exposing Taib's corrupt and destructive reign

By Lee Hwok Aun, Malaysiakini, 8 December 2014

Money Logging means Gila Balak ("Crazy Logging") in Malay

Malaysian publisher Gerakbudaya runs Bahasa Melayu version of "Money Logging" by Lukas Straumann. Read a short summary here

Book detailing corruption allegations against Malaysian ruler moves forward

Mongabay, 5 November 2014

Book on Taib's 'environs crimes' to be out soon

Malaysiakini, 4 September 2014

Rooting out corruption in the forests of Borneo, 3 November 2014

Swiss Publisher Defies Malaysian Threats Against ‘Money Logging’

Environment News Service, 3 November 2014

As mafia stories go, this one has it all: fraud, ill­ gotten riches, intrigue, hidden loot, violence, privileged family, ruined lives of others – and a godfather. But this plot bears a unique twist, for the godfather is the head of government, and the bounty is more than 100,000 square kilometres of virgin forest.


A fine example of investigative journalism

By MeeWun Lee, 23 March 2015

Taib - 'This Book is Bad for my Business Reputation' (OOPS!)

Sarawak Report, 3 November 2014

Corruption, power and the destruction of Sarawak's forests

Chris Lang, The Ecologist, 24 December 2014

Pitfalls of absolute power too great to risk

By Ghui, The Online Citizen, Singapore, 19 January 2015

Taib behind major Ottawa development

Free Malaysia Today, 12 November 2014

One of the most explosive books ever written about forest destruction and corruption in the logging business.

Timber Design Mag

Taib's lawyer moves to block sale of graft book

Malaysiakini, 30 October 2014

New Zealand Book Review: 'Money Logging' by Lukas Straumann

12 August 2015

Standoff between Putrajaya, ITTO over Taib book

Free Malaysia Today, 3 November 2014

A sad tale of the Asian timber mafia and the man who did more than anything to create it, Abdul Taib Mahmud.

By John Bertelsen, Asia Sentinel, 09 January 2015


Swiss activist Lukas Straumann talks about his upcoming book

The Star (Malaysia), 25 September 2014

Money Logging praised by Japan's Asahi Newspaper

One of Japan's most influential mass media reviews the recent Japanese edition of Money Logging

Author not cowed by Taib’s threats

Free Malaysia Today, 31 October 2014

Book Review: Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

By Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon, Asian Correspondent, 31 March 2015

Greed, Corruption and Humanitarian Nightmares are not Confined to the Usual Suspects

Review by Clare O'Beara, Goodreads, 20 August 2015

Money Logging - Reviews and Reflections

By Hannah Khaw, 17 January 2015



Surprise Kuching launch for Swiss environmentalist’s book vilifying Taib

The Malaysian Insider, 30 October 2014

Can Borneo's Tribes Survive 'Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times'?

By Simon Worrall for National Geographic

Published January 11, 2015

Read it and weep

'Money Logging' continues to outrage

Timber Design Mag, 17 January 2015

Books on Penan, logging for Adenan

Free Malaysia Today, 29 October 2014


Disgruntled employee Taib’s undoing

Free Malaysia Today, 4 November 2014

One of the most comprehensive and brutally honest investigations into the intrigues of the Malaysian and international timber Mafia.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wade Davis

Taib Mahmud began life as a carpenter’s son. Today his personal fortune is $14 billion. For five decades he has dominated corporate and political life in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, orchestrating what can only described as the systematic rape of Sarawak’s rainforests and its indigenous peoples. In the homeland of the...

In thrilling chapters historian Lukas Straumann gives the portrait of a clan of kleptocrats, who, through the granting of timber concessions and export licenses, have managed to become billionaires.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

This book will cause colossal and irreversible harm to our client's reputation.

Mishcon de Reya, UK lawfirm, representing Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud

Read this book and weep. But then get angry.

Wade Davis
Bestselling author

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Money Logging fascinates and enrages at the same time.

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