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    Forest loss hits Borneo communities - 15 Dec 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    For generations, Malaysia's indigenous communities have lived and thrived in the country's tropical forests.

    But encroaching development is taking its toll on the forest and the natural environment and deforestation is a major contributor to the emissions that cause climate change.

    Diweng Bakir is a Jagoi and a key campaigner for indigenous communities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on northern Borneo.

    He tells Al Jazeera his story.