What drives forest-use decisions in Peninsular Malaysia?

The quick answer: money and power.

I spent nine months this year investigating forest-use changes in Peninsular Malaysia. The project was sponsored by a grant from the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund and the stories — about 10,000 words across four parts — were published on Macaranga.

Here’s a condensed version written for those who prefer an 8-minute read.