On the Trail of the Asian Tmber Mafia
On Sale: November 3, 2014
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Non-Fiction Political | Non-Fiction
Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called
probably the biggest environmental crime of our times the
massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian
loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann goes in
search not only of the lost forests and the people who
used to call them home, but also the network of criminals
who have earned billions through illegal timber sales and
corruption. Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud,
current governor of the Malay¬sian state of Sarawak, as
the kingpin of this Asian timber mafia. Taib s family with
the complicity of global financial institutions have
profited to the tune of 15 billion US dollars. Money
Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient
paradise to a wasteland of oil palm plantations,
pollution, and corruption and how they hope to take it
back. Translated from German.
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