Malaysia: The Penan of Borneo

June 14, 2011|

The Penan people are little in stature, little in number and little in the eyes of the government. 

Gentle former nomads, the Penan are now on the frontline of a struggle to save the last unprotected rainforest of Sarawak. They are up against the Goliaths of Malaysian logging, multi-billion dollar conglomerates advancing on the last of Sarawak’s virgin forests, and leaving behind a wasteland of palm oil plantations.