Thursday , 29 January 2015

Author Archives: World-Wire

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Sarawak’s Mega-dams


After receiving a letter from the network of communities affected by the dams, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticises the Sarawak government’s multi-dam initiative  KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, January 27, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has suggested that the Sarawak state government should rethink its controversial dam-building initiative. Mahathir has today delivered a keynote speech ... Read More »

Taib Family’s Cahya Mata Sarawak Received Over US$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 KUCHING, Malaysia, January 26, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– An explosive new research report by the Swiss Bruno Manser Fund discloses that Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) (MYX: 2852), a Kuching-based infrastructure company, received over US$1.4 billion (MYR 4.9 billion) in ... Read More »

Malaysian Politician Disowned by Australian Alma Mater


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from BRUNO MANSER FUND Adelaide University distances itself from Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud – Estates Committee will examine request to rename the Taib Mahmud Court on the Adelaide campus ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, January 22, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/–  The University of Adelaide’s Estates Committee will examine a request by civil society groups for the University to rename the Taib Mahmud ... Read More »

Clean Car Expo to Showcase the Latest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technologies

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Over 400 fleet operators register for free passes to attend the Clean Car Expo which brings the world’s leading alternative fuel vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and buyers to the San Diego Convention Center from February 16-18, 2015. SAN DIEGO, California, January 22, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Clean Car Expo, to be held February 16-18, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center, will bring together ... Read More »

EPA Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe to Keynote EUEC 2015


Over 3,000 attendees and 400 speakers to attend EUEC 2015, the 18th annual meeting of energy, utility and environmental professionals in San Diego, California, from February 16-18, 2015. SAN DIEGO, California, January 20, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, will be the keynote speaker at EUEC 2015, to ... Read More »

Taib Lawyer Admits Secret U.S. Deal With Sarawak Timber Tycoon


Sarawak Governor’s legal representative admits Taib family take-over of US$5 million Seattle mansion from Samling owners – According to public records, the property changed hands at US$ 1 but Taib lawyers are claiming property was purchased “at full market value” in a “normal transaction” LONDON, UK / SEATTLE, Washington, USA, January 19, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Mishcon de Reya, a British law ... Read More »

Sarawak Governor Fails to Justify His Extreme Wealth


Abdul Taib Mahmud misses opportunity to publicly explain how he had become an “ultra high net worth individual” – London law firm circumvents questions on sources of politician’s wealth LONDON, UK, January 18, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud (“Taib”) has missed out on a historic opportunity to explain the sources of his extreme wealth. A chair reserved for ... Read More »

Dutch Technology Reclaims Humic Acid at Drinking Water Plants

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Circular Economy innovation by Dutch water supply company Vitens helps Royal HaskoningDHV obtain value from water globally AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS, 12 January 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has joined forces with Dutch water supply company Vitens to help other drinking water companies around the world recover humic acid, an organic fertiliser. Humic acid is often ... Read More »

Antarctic Ice Cores Tell 1000-year Australian Drought Story

Antarctic ice cores tell 1000-year Australian drought story

HOBART, TASMANIA, December 15, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/–  Scientists have used a 1000 year Antarctic ice core record to shed light on eastern Australia’s long-term drought patterns, with important benefits for water infrastructure planning. Dr Tessa Vance from the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre said the study, just published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, could help improve catchment management ... Read More »

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 SEATTLE, WA, December 1, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Amazon, the American online retailer, is being criticized for withholding deliveries of a book on Taib Mahmud, the governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. ... Read More »

Hydro Nano Gas Could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions


Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, global economies are still dependent on fossil fuels as the interlinked chain of costs to ... Read More »

First Navy Trainer Completes Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River


  PATUXENT RIVER, MD, October 26, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. The “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flew the high-performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture of petroleum-based JP-5 jet fuel and ... Read More »

Newmont Outlines Community Investment Programs for Conga Project in Peru


  DENVER, CO, November 5, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today outlined a number of community investment programs – developed in conjunction with local communities – that have been implemented or are under development in the Conga project’s area of influence in Peru. The programs, which are in addition to the numerous social investments Yanacocha has made over the ... Read More »

Climate Policy Initiative Opens Rio Center Focused On Effective Green And Low-Carbon Development Policies In Brazil


  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, October 26, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/–Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a global analysis and advisory organization that supports nations’ efforts towards green and low-carbon growth, today launched its center in Rio de Janeiro, affiliated with Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).  CPI Rio will examine low-carbon growth policies and programs in Brazil in areas such as ... Read More »