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Contact Your Member of Congress to Sign a Letter Urging President Obama to Help Free Okello Akway Ochalla

Okello Akway Ochalla

Congressman Keith Ellison is gathering support from his fellow Representatives to sign a letter urging President Obama to help use his influence to free Okello Akway Ochalla.

To support this effort, please reach out to your member of congress to ask him or her to sign the letter. To find your representative, go to the House website and enter your zip code:

 

Liberté de la Presse : le Groupe Bolloré Peut-il Museler les Journalistes ?

Pascal Hérard

Le procès des journalistes de Bastamag et Rue89 s'est ouvert jeudi. Ils sont attaqués en justice par le groupe industriel Bolloré pour diffamation. Un article sur l'accaparement des terres en Afrique et en Asie est en cause.

Procès Bolloré Contre Bastamag: "On Veut Instrumentaliser Votre Justice!"

Paul Conge

Procès Bolloré Contre Bastamag: "On Veut Instrumentaliser Votre Justice!"

L'industriel a traîné Bastamag et neuf journalistes et blogueurs en justice pour un article qui l'accuse d'accaparer des terres en Afrique. Bolloré tente-t-il de "museler" la presse?

Udržiavaním Vojnového Konfliktu Prekrývajú Masívnu Korprátnu Rabovačku Najkvalitnejšej Pôdy Na Svete

Ivan David

Zatiaľ, čo ukrajinská vláda okázalo bojuje s rusko-jazyčnou opozíciou o ovládnutie smiešnych 2% územia, milióny hektárov ukrajinskej pôdy rýchlo a v tichosti prechádzajú do rúk zahraničných korporácií. Podľa pracovníkov kalifornského Oakland Institute sa odhaduje, že dnes je pod kontrolou zahraničných spoločností (prevažne amerických) už cca 2.200.000 ha ukrajinskej pôdy.

Tax Evasion Leaves PNG Out of Pocket

Papua New Guinea is losing out on hundreds of millions of much needed dollars because of a complex web of tax evasion by overseas logging companies.

A new report from the US-based research group, The Oakland Institute, exposes massive tax evasion and financial reporting by logging companies mainly operating on the controversial Special Agricultural Business Leases.

Papua New Guinea's Deforestation Problem

Papua New Guinea's Deforestation Problem

In 2014, Papua New Guinea became the world’s largest exporter of tropical timber. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Eleven years ago, PNG formed the Coalition for Rainforest Nations and presented the idea of REDD to the UN climate meeting in Montreal.

The architect of REDD, Kevin Conrad, completed his MBA in International Finance at Columbia University in 2005. For his final MBA project, Conrad looked at whether the money from carbon credits could be as profitable as logging in Papua New Guinea. He decided that it could.

Tak Berasas, Kata Firma Balak M'sia Didakwa Tipu Cukai Di Png

Syarikat penyelidikan dasar, Oakland Institute mendakwa syarikat gergasi pembalakan Malaysia, Rimbunan Hijau Papua New Guinea mengurangkan nilai eksport balaknya dan menambahkan kos operasi bagi menunjukkan bahawa syarikat itu mengalami kerugian dan sekali gus melarikan diri daripada cukai.

Merujuk data dalam laporan yang dikeluarkan Isnin lalu, Oakland Institute berkata, 16 anak syarikat, Rimbunan Hijau mengisytiharkan kerugian sepanjang lebih daripada satu dekad lalu tetapi sebenarnya menyalurkan keuntungannya ke kawasan-kawasan perlindungan cukai.

Malaysian Logging Firm Evading Taxes in Papua, Says US Think Tank

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 17): Malaysian logging firm Rimbunan Hijau Group appears to be complicit in “massive tax evasion and financial misreporting” in Papua New Guinea, a US-based think tank says.

The Oakland Institute in its report titled The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea said Rimbunan Hijau Group's 16 subsidiary companies in the country were suspected of under-reporting their profit for over a decade.

M’sian Logging Firm Evaded Tax in PNG, Claims Think Tank

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian logging firm Rimbunan Hijau Group has evaded tax and misreported its finances in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a US-based think tank has alleged.

The Oakland Institute, in its report titled “The great timber heist: The logging industry in Papua New Guinea”, said the firm’s 16 subsidiary companies in PNG were suspected to have under-reported their profits between 2000 and 2011 despite the country’s forest industry raking in an annual revenue of up to US$300 million.

Malaysian Logging Firm Evading Taxes in Papua, Says US Think Tank

Anisah Shukry

Malaysian logging firm Rimbunan Hijau Group appears to be complicit in “massive tax evasion and financial misreporting” in Papua New Guinea, a US-based think tank says.

The Oakland Institute in its report titled “The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea” said Rimbunan Hijau Group's 16 subsidiary companies in the country were suspected of under-reporting their profit for over a decade.

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