Rimbunan Hijau Group: Thirty Years of Forest Plunder

Publication - September 1, 2006
Developed countries, in their search for ever cheaper timber products are fuelling the drive for cheap timber and thus provide the financial incentive for robber barons to continue their destruction across the world’s last ancient forests.

Author: Greenpeace International

Executive summary: Founded by Tiong Hiew King in 1976, the Rimbunan Hijau started out as a logging company in Malaysia. Today, the timber giant has an estimated annual turnover in excess of US$1 billion4 and is also involved in agriculture, aquaculture, banking, publishing, information technology, shipping, retailing, real estate, mining and print media.

Num. pages: 12