Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sources used for Taib Timber Mafia

Continue from Taib Timber Mafia.

Many public sources have been used for this report. Apart from newspaper articles and reseach papers, this report draws specifically on the following sources:

- Sarawak Report, a campaign website run by British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown.
- Court depositions by former Taib family employees and business partners:
- Ross J.Boyert: former Vice President of Taib family-owned Sakti International Corporation in California, US12
- Ting Check Sii: former owner of now Taib family-controlled Sanyan Sdn. Bhd in Malaysia.
- Farok Majeed: former business associate of Onn Mahmud in Singapore and Australia.
- The late Ross J. Boyert, former Vice President of Taib family-owned Sakti International Corporation in United States.
- Official company commission documents from Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia), Australia (Australian Securities and Investments Commission), United Kingdom (Companies House), United States of America (California Secretary of State), Canada (Industry Canada) and Hong Kong (Registrar of Companies, Hong Kong).
- Company Annual Reports.
- David Walter Brown: “Why Governments Fail to Capture Economic Rent: The Unofficial Appropriation of Rainforest Rent by Rulers in Insular Southeast Asia Between 1970 and 1999”, ph.D., University of Washington, 2001.
- Michael L. Ross: Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
- Andrew Charles Bernard Aeria: “Politics, Business, The State and Development in Sarawak, 1970-2000”, ph.D., London School of Economics, 2002.
- Further literature, video interviews, research reports, newspaper and magazine articles.


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