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Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back dodgy Malaysian funds
18.10.2016
Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back dodgy Malaysian funds
VICTORY for international anti-corruption campaign as Hollywood actor announces he’ll return donations received from Malaysian Prime Minister’s associates – Bruno Manser Fund calls for full disclosure of actor’s financial ties to Riza Aziz, Jho Low and Red Granite Pictures
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Bruno Manser Fund barred from Leonardo DiCaprio London premiere
16.10.2016
Bruno Manser Fund barred from Leonardo DiCaprio London premiere
BMF campaign manager Johanna Michel and executive director Lukas Straumann refused entry to Fisher Stephens’ premiere of climate change documentary Before The Flood at London’s Leicester Square – Bruno Manser Fund demands an apology from Leonardo DiCaprio and from the BFI London Film Festival
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Leonardo DiCaprio pressured over 1MDB ties – Actor’s UN role put into question
14.10.2016
Leonardo DiCaprio pressured over 1MDB ties – Actor’s UN role put into question
NGO coalition demands DiCaprio’s resignation as UN Messenger of Peace for climate change if he fails to distance himself from Malaysian corruption
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Leonardo DiCaprio challenged to debate Malaysian corruption in London
06.10.2016
Leonardo DiCaprio challenged to debate Malaysian corruption in London
Actor asked to explain his ties to Politically Exposed Persons from Malaysia during public event at London’s Free Word Centre - DiCaprio expected to visit the UK to launch climate change documentary Before the Flood
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Swiss prosecutors increase pressure on Malaysia over 1MDB investigation
05.10.2016
Swiss prosecutors increase pressure on Malaysia over 1MDB investigation
Office of the Attorney General requests further mutual legal assistance from Malaysian authorities over missing USD 800 million
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Leonardo DiCaprio sponsor distances itself from dodgy Malaysian donations
19.09.2016
Leonardo DiCaprio sponsor distances itself from dodgy Malaysian donations
Swiss bank Julius Baer says it expects the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to conduct due diligence and prevent damage to its charitable goals – Leonardo DiCaprio continues to refuse answer questions on donations from individuals linked to the Malaysian 1MDB corruption scandal.
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Leonardo DiCaprio challenged over dirty Malaysian money
25.08.2016
Leonardo DiCaprio challenged over dirty Malaysian money
Hollywood actor urged to pay back all funds and donations he and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation received from Malaysians connected to the 1MDB corruption scandal
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The Borneo Case to premiere in Malaysia
19.08.2016
The Borneo Case to premiere in Malaysia
New documentary exposes links between deforestation and corruption in Sarawak
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Victory for civil society as Adelaide University stops honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud
13.07.2016
Victory for civil society as Adelaide University stops honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud
University bows to civil society pressure and renames a plaza honouring Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud – University asked to pay back $ 400,000 in donations from the controversial Malaysian politician
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Swiss court orders UBS to release Malaysian corruption records
24.06.2016
Swiss court orders UBS to release Malaysian corruption records
Records by the Swiss bank UBS on its business ties with Malaysian top politician Musa Aman must be released to the Swiss Attorney General's Office and can be used in criminal proceedings against the bank. This was declared on Thursday by the Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne.
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Australian Senate to look into Malaysian money-laundering
10.05.2016
Australian Senate to look into Malaysian money-laundering
Senate inquiry into foreign bribery accepts submission on money-laundering allegations against Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud’s family - NGO reports on Taib corruption are granted parliamentary privilege and will be protected against prosecution
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Investigation uncovers secret Malaysian assets in the United States
29.04.2016
Investigation uncovers secret Malaysian assets in the United States
American multi-billion dollar real estate group Sunchase Holdings may have been used to launder illicit funds by Malaysian timber giant Samling
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20 Swiss banks investigated over 1 MDB, Petrobras scandals
17.04.2016
20 Swiss banks investigated over 1 MDB, Petrobras scandals
FINMA CEO Mark Branson highlights money-laundering risks with Malaysia deals at annual media conference
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Swiss Attorney General extends 1MDB investigations
12.04.2016
Swiss Attorney General extends 1MDB investigations
Switzerland expands its 1MDB investigation to former Emirati officals and Hollywood film company
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Stolen rainforest dollars: Australia ignores recovery call
29.03.2016
Stolen rainforest dollars: Australia ignores recovery call
Australian TV show Today Tonight exposes massive gifts by a Malaysian politician to Adelaide University and the Art Gallery of South Australia – Both institutions refuse to comment on recovery claims by indigenous leaders from Sarawak, Malaysia
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Australia urged to probe Sarawak Governor's family for money-laundering
09.09.2015
Australia urged to probe Sarawak Governor's family for money-laundering
Taib family found to have invested over AUS $30 million of unexplained wealth in the Adelaide Hilton
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Taib family's Cahya Mata Sarawak received over USD 1.4 billion in state contracts
26.01.2015
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
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Amazon withholds book on Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud
02.12.2014
Amazon withholds book on Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud
"Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia" by Lukas Straumann not delivered to customers - American online retailer accused of bowing to Malaysian ruler's legal threats
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Urgent action needed to save Sarawak's last intact forests
25.11.2014
Urgent action needed to save Sarawak's last intact forests
International body names Malaysian state "ground zero of deforestation"
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Major Ottawa real estate development secretly funded by Borneo ruler’s family
12.11.2014
Major Ottawa real estate development secretly funded by Borneo ruler’s family
Explosive documents released on the occasion of the Canada book launch of Lukas Straumann’s Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia – Royal Canadian Mounted Police criticized for their inaction over Taib family assets in Canada
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Malaysian government attempts to stop Yokohama book launch
02.11.2014
Malaysian government attempts to stop Yokohama book launch
Book on Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud leads to crisis in International Tropical Timber Organisation
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Surprise meeting with Sarawak press: Swiss author presents book on Taib corruption in Kuching
29.10.2014
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
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New book on Borneo governor's eco-crimes to be launched with multi-city publicity blitz
22.10.2014
New book on Borneo governor's eco-crimes to be launched with multi-city publicity blitz
Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia by Lukas Straumann to be released on 3 November 2014 - Author appearances scheduled for Yokohama, Ottawa, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Basel, Brussels and Geneva - More information at www.money-logging.org
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New book to expose Malaysian ruler's environmental crimes
03.09.2014
New book to expose Malaysian ruler's environmental crimes
Swiss author Lukas Straumann takes on Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud and his kleptocratic family - Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia to be published in November 2014 by Bergli Books - Pre-orders are now open at www.money-logging.org
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Manulife shareholders witness Taib family protest
01.05.2014
Manulife shareholders witness Taib family protest
Manulife shareholders witness Taib family protest - Sarawak campaigners rally in Toronto, speak at shareholder assembly to protest against the Canadia finance giant's deals with Politically Exposed Foreign Persons (PEFPs) from Malaysia
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EXCLUSIVE: Manulife Financial under fire over dodgy loans to Malaysian potentate's family
30.04.2014
EXCLUSIVE: Manulife Financial under fire over dodgy loans to Malaysian potentate's family
EXCLUSIVE: Manulife Financial under fire over dodgy loans to Malaysian potentate's family - Canadian insurance giant arranged CAN$ 146 million in mortgages for a real estate group with links to Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud. Extremely high annual interest rates alarm observers over money-laundering compliance.
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Malaysian MP sues Sarawak potentate Taib Mahmud over unconstitutional commercial activities - Court asked to prohibit Taib from becoming Governor of Sarawak
26.02.2014
Malaysian MP sues Sarawak potentate Taib Mahmud over unconstitutional commercial activities - Court asked to prohibit Taib from becoming Governor of Sarawak
High Court orders the outgoing Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud to appear in court over his commercial activities in Malaysia and the United States of America
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Europe should freeze trade talks with Malaysia if Taib is appointed Governor of Sarawak
25.02.2014
Europe should freeze trade talks with Malaysia if Taib is appointed Governor of Sarawak
NGO community will call for political and economic consequences if Malaysia continues to violate its international obligations under the UN Convention against Corruption
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Bruno Manser Fund lodges police report against Taib family over laundering of timber kickbacks in Canada
16.02.2014
Bruno Manser Fund lodges police report against Taib family over laundering of timber kickbacks in Canada
New documents suggest that Malaysian politician's family laundered funds from Hong Kong companies that administered kickbacks from the Malaysia - Japan timber trade
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Sarawak Chief minister sold secret San Francisco property for USD 17million
11.02.2014
Sarawak Chief minister sold secret San Francisco property for USD 17million
Bruno Manser Fund urges US and Malaysian authorities to confiscate the proceeds of the Taib property sale - Taib Mahmud in violation of the Sarawak constitution
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Sarawak constitution prohibits Taib Mahmud from becoming Governor over illegal business activities
10.02.2014
Sarawak constitution prohibits Taib Mahmud from becoming Governor over illegal business activities
Bruno Manser Fund calls on the Malaysian King to respect the constitution and to deny Taib the office of governor of Sarawak. Malaysian judiciary urged to prosecute Taib Mahmud and his closest family members for multiple criminal activities
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Norway blacklists two Malaysian logging companies
16.10.2013
Norway blacklists two Malaysian logging companies
The Norwegian Government's Pension Fund Global has blacklisted another two Malaysian logging companies because of "an unacceptable risk" of the companies "being responsible for severe environmental damage".
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Sarawak Chief Minister should be impeached for corruption
30.05.2013
Sarawak Chief Minister should be impeached for corruption
Sarawak Chief Minister should be impeached for corruption - Bruno Manser Fund calls on the Malaysian judiciary to restore the rule of law in East Malaysia
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Defending the corrupt: London law firm paid to lie for Taib
28.03.2013
Defending the corrupt: London law firm paid to lie for Taib
Defending the corrupt: London law firm paid to lie for Taib - Mishcon de Reya urged to drop the Taib family as their customers
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Malaysian authorities urged to close Taib's land-grab firms
25.03.2013
Malaysian authorities urged to close Taib's land-grab firms
Malaysian authorities urged to close Taib's land-grab firms - Companies Commission Malaysia urged to immediately deregister Billion Venture Sdn Bhd and Ample Agro Sdn Bhd
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BREAKING NEWS: Transparency International calls for Taib resignation
21.03.2013
BREAKING NEWS: Transparency International calls for Taib resignation
BREAKING NEWS: Transparency International calls for Taib resignation - Global graft watchdog urges Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to pressure the Sarawak Chief Minister to step down
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Taib cousins caught red-handed - explosive new video vindicates BMF's corruption allegations
19.03.2013
Taib cousins caught red-handed - explosive new video vindicates BMF's corruption allegations
An explosive new video released today by Global Witness vindicates the Bruno Manser Fund's corruption allegations against the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib").
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Swiss lawmakers push for freeze of Taib family assets
15.01.2013
Swiss lawmakers push for freeze of Taib family assets
Swiss lawmakers push for freeze of Taib family assets - Attorney General urged to declare the family of the Sarawak Chief Minister a criminal organization
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Bruno Manser Fund takes Malaysian money-laundering case to the Swiss Federal Criminal Court
11.11.2012
Bruno Manser Fund takes Malaysian money-laundering case to the Swiss Federal Criminal Court
Bruno Manser Fund takes Malaysian money-laundering case to the Swiss Federal Criminal Court - 255 Malaysian citizens ask to be admitted as private plaintiffs in case against Swiss bank UBS
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Leaked Sarawak concession map shows Taib's stranglehold over the Borneo rainforest
08.11.2012
Leaked Sarawak concession map shows Taib's stranglehold over the Borneo rainforest
Leaked Sarawak concession map shows Taib's secret stranglehold over the Borneo rainforest - Timber concessions covering 36% of Northern Sarawak are held by the Samling group that is linked to the Taib family
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BMF is looking for Sabah plaintiffs against UBS
10.10.2012
BMF is looking for Sabah plaintiffs against UBS
URGENT APPEAL: BMF is looking for plaintiffs against UBS - Help us establish a strong case against Swiss bank UBS for having laundered Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman's timber corruption proceeds
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Taib familys illicit assets estimated at over 20 billion US dollars
20.09.2012
Taib familys illicit assets estimated at over 20 billion US dollars
Bruno Manser Fund has released new report on the business interests and the personal wealth of Sarawak Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, and his family members.
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Swiss Attorney General opens criminal case against UBS over Malaysian money-laundering scandal
31.08.2012
Swiss Attorney General opens criminal case against UBS over Malaysian money-laundering scandal
Swiss Attorney General opens criminal case against UBS over Malaysian money-laundering scandal - Swiss bank's ties with Malaysian potentate Musa Aman (picture) under scrutiny
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Swiss public prosecutor asked to charge UBS over laundering of Borneo logging corruption proceeds
12.06.2012
Swiss public prosecutor asked to charge UBS over laundering of Borneo logging corruption proceeds
Bruno Manser Fund files complaint under criminal law against UBS over laundering of Malaysian timber corruption proceeds - Swiss banking giant accused of assisting Musa Aman, Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah, with money-laundering
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NGOs demand UN sanctions against Malaysia
04.06.2012
NGOs demand UN sanctions against Malaysia
NGOs demand UN sanctions against Malaysia - Malaysian government criticized for protecting Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud from criminal prosecution
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Swiss MP questions the role of UBS in Malaysian timber corruption scandal
03.05.2012
Swiss MP questions the role of UBS in Malaysian timber corruption scandal
Swiss MP questions the role of UBS in Malaysian timber corruption scandal - Lawmaker Carlo Sommaruga quizzes Swiss government over legal assistance given in money-laundering affair involving Musa Aman, head of government of the Malaysian state of Sabah
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EXCLUSIVE: Shocking new evidence of Taib corruption - Malaysian politician's family was given oil palm plantations three times the size of Singapore
17.01.2012
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking new evidence of Taib corruption - Malaysian politician's family was given oil palm plantations three times the size of Singapore
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking new evidence of Taib corruption - Malaysian politician's family was given oil palm plantations three times the size of Singapore
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VICTORY for international anti-corruption campaign as Hollywood actor announces he’ll return donations received from Malaysian Prime Minister’s associates – Bruno Manser Fund calls for full disclosure of actor’s financial ties to Riza Aziz, Jho Low and Red Granite Pictures

 

 

 


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