The Borneo Case: Q&A with activist Mutang and Lukas Straumann

Borneo Case, The

Language: Engels


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 16:45
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal

Q&A led by Thomas Muntz with activist Mutang Urud, Daphné Dupont-Nivet and Lukas Straumann about the motives for protecting the rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia.

Thomas Muntz (investigative journalist) talks with Mutang Urud, Daphné Dupont-Nivet and Lukas Straumann about the battle for the rainforest in Sarawak, against corruption and logging. Lukas Straumann is the director of the Bruno Manser Fund, a Swiss NGO working with indigenous rainforest peoples in Malaysian Borneo for over 20 years. Daphné Dupont-Nivet has recently visited palmoil plantations in Indonesia for a reserach about Unilever. She will share her experiences.

Mutang Urud grows up in one of the world’s oldest rainforests, in Malaysia. But when the government starts cutting down trees in large numbers and destroys the rainforest to build dams, he decides to stand up and fight for the rights of his indigenous people. “It is essential that we continue to tell our stories and memories so that we can prove that this land is ours.” Read more about Mutang and watch a short clip.