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Penan tribe escalates anti-logging campaign
Published:  Aug 23, 2009 11:13 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2009 2:48 AM

Hundreds of Penan tribespeople armed with spears and blowpipes have set up new blockades deep in the Borneo jungles, escalating their campaign against logging and palm oil plantations.

Three new barricades, guarded by Penan men and women who challenged approaching timber trucks, have been established in recent days. There are now seven in the interior of Malaysia's Sarawak state.

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