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 Penan, the last nomads of Southeast Asia, a unique way of life, morally inspired and effortlessly pursued for centuries, has been destroyed in a single generation. Read this book and weep, but then get angry. Taib’s holdings, Sarawak’s stolen heritage, have been invested throughout the world. The best way to punish a wealthy thief is to make him poor, and this is precisely the fate that Taib deserves.

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