ALERT: Stop Malaysian Samling Group - Global Leaders in Rainforest Destruction
TAKE ACTION! Destroyer of ancient rainforests and indigenous livelihoods from Malaysia to Guyana now a publicly listed company that along with its financiers is facing renewed international protest
Indigenous people living in tropical rainforests in Malaysia and Guyana are stepping up the global campaign against the Samling group [search], one of Malaysia's leading timber companies, and gravest threat to rainforests and their inhabitants worldwide. The Samling Group holds 1.6 million hectares of tropical rainforest concessions in Guyana and 1.4 million hectares in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. On the recent occasion of its public listing at the Hong Kong stock exchange, 37 organizations from 18 countries asked investors and banks to shun the company for its failure to comply with basic environmental and social standards. Please send a protest email targeting the banks funding Samling, asking them for a public statement to withdraw their support to Samling and refund of IPO profits. TAKE ACTION!