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March 17, 2011

Protests in Australia and Europe announced

Taken from BMF

After street action in the UK, US and Canada, a second series of protests against Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s massive corruption is planned for next week in Australia and Switzerland, just ahead of Taib’s 30th anniversary in power on Saturday 26 March 2011.

Monday 21 March 2011
Sydney, Australia
12:30 p.m. in front of the Taib family-owned Valentine on George Hotel, 767 George St
Organized by Rainforest Information Centre, Sydney (www.rainforestinfo.org.au/borneo/21st.pdf)
The protest rally will be adressed by retiring Greens MP Ian Cohen
Contact: John Seed, Tel.                             +61 4 1037 0632              , E-mail: rainforestinfo(a)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au

Friday 25, March 2011
Adelaide, Australia
12:30 p.m. at the “Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak Court”, adjacent to the Ligertwood Buidling at Adelaide University
Organized by the South Australian Greens (www.sa.greens.org.au)
The protest rally will be adressed by MP Mark Parnell, State Parliamentary Leader of the South Australian Greens
Contact: Cate Mussared, Tel.                             +61 8 8237 9111              , E-mail: Parnell(at)parliament(dot)sa(dot)gov(dot)au

Friday 25 March 2011
Bern, Switzerland
11 a.m. Helvetiaplatz
Organized by the Bruno Manser Fund, Basel (www.bmf.ch)
The event will be used to deposit more than 6000 signatures of BMF’s Stop Timber Corruption petition to the nearby Malaysian embassy.
Contact: Michael Kraft, Tel.                             +41 76 428 25 11              , E-mail: timber-corruption(a)bmf(dot)ch

Saturday 26 March 2011
Hounville (Tasmania), Australia
10 a.m. at the Huon Valley Environment Centre, 17 Wilmot Rd., Huonville (www.huon.org)
The protest will be held in front of the nearby Taib family-related Ta Ann veneer mill. The logging group Ta Ann is controlled by Taib Mahmud’s cousin Hamed Sepawi. It is responsbile for destructive logging of High Conservation Value Tasmanian forests.
Contact: Jenny Weber                             +61 3 6264 1286              , E-mail: huonenvironmentalcentre(a)gmail(dot)com

We will keep you updated on planned further action in Vienna (Austria), Hamburg (Germany) and other cities around the globe.

(17 March 2011)

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