The Borneo Case : Malaysia Day Film Screening

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

This Malaysia Day, we are featuring the screening of a documentary, the Borneo Case which is a unique story filmed over 25 years and tells the epic tale of how the rainforest, home of the last nomads was stripped of its natural resources.

Following the film, there will be an open mic discussion to discuss concerns, aspirations and realignments in Malaysia with a particular focus on East Malaysia ahead of this election cycle.

About the film:
In the film, documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the train of an unlikely group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has annihilated more than 90% of the Malaysian Borneo rainforest, have been money laundered into portfolios all around the world.

It reveals how billions of dollars of illegal profits purportedly solicited by the former Chief Minister of Sarawak was purportedly money laundered with the assistance of the largest global banks into offshore accounts and property portfolios all over the world, earning itself the label of the largest environmental crime of the century.