Illegal Traders Go Unpunished as Stolen Wood Continues to Flood into Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 7th May 2004: The Malaysian government is continuing to turn a blind eye as Malaysian traders move stolen wood through the country, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian partners Telapak revealed today. Recent commitments to clamp down on the illicit trade have been revealed as little more than paper-thin attempts to re-assure overseas buyers. Read more

Malaysia Still Laundering Illegal Timber

Kuala Lumpur, 7th May 2004: The Malaysian government is continuing to turn a blind eye as Malaysian traders move stolen Indonesian wood through the country, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian partners Telapak revealed today. New evidence supplied by the two green groups looks set to re-ignite the debate over Malaysia’s role in laundering illegal timber as government commitments to clamp down on the illicit trade are exposed as empty promises. Meanwhile Indonesia’s precious tropical forests are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate. Read more