Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Samling Threatens Penan With Retaliations Over Rape Allegations

Orchestrated and condoned by Empires, corporate plundering and raping of cultures and ecosystems throughout history by Spain, England, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, France and Russia, and today, China and the United States of America, seem of little consequence in our day-to-day lives.

However, today, the Samling Global ( corporation is conducting business with impunity as it rapes, harasses, abducts, and assaults the indigenous women of the Malaysian Penan communities. A United States corporation ( is an LLC of Samling Global and profits from the actions of Samling Global in Malaysia. The criminal acts of Samling Global are the criminal acts of the US corporation.

Oil companies AND logging companies both have person-hood in the United States. They are "above the law" (permitted to do business in spite of the health-damaging impacts to people and the ecosystems) regarding human rights violations and crimes. They are in fact, sanctioned by the governments and the profits are shared by both industry and government. This blatant conflict of interest keeps governments protecting corporations over the people. One corporation's activities speaks for all corporations as seen in Nigeria and Royal Dutch Shell, and Samling Global in Malaysia. BP in the Gulf of Mexico brings an ever closer look at the devastation brought by corporate business.

If corporations can be granted rights as honourable as "person-hood", as decided by the US Supreme Court, then it is time that corporations acknowledge their blatant human rights and ecosystem violations. In the case of Samling Global, their business methods are outright criminal and should be tried for their barbaric actions. The US corporation should be stripped of their license to do business and the board and stock holders held accountable via prison sentences.

• Crimes against the people by corporate industry--Samling Global
• Government collusion with corporate industry--Samling Global
• Denial of the people's abuses by government
• United States imports product from Samling Global thereby condoning these actions

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.".........Thomas Jefferson

Drilling Mora County

Samling Threatens Penan With Retaliations Over Rape Allegations

Logging giant threatens to suspend all transport services for locals
unless Penan retract sexual abuse allegations

LONG AJENG, MALAYSIA, August 30, 2010, --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Malaysian
logging giant Samling has threatened the indigenous Penan communities
of Sarawak's Upper Baram region with the suspension of all transport
services provided for locals unless they retract sexual abuse and
rape allegations against the timber companies active in the region.
The new dispute between Samling and the Penan arose after the release
of a report by an international fact-finding mission