Monthly Archives: December 2014

Timika: Local Leader Revokes PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s Plantation Permit

A local government leader has taken the brave step of revoking the permit of an oil palm company that has already been operating for several years. Following several complaints by local civil and religious leaders about the negative effects of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s plantation on the Kamoro people in Mimika Regency, Eltinus Omaleng, who […]

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Komnas HAM’s National Inquiry Papua Region: President Should Re-examine MIFEE Program

Indonesia’s National Human Rights Commission held the testimonial hearing of its National Inquiry for the Papua region in the Law and Human Rights Ministry Regional Office from 26th-28th November 2014. The hearing investigated five cases: PTPN II’s oil palm plantation in Arso, Keerom Regency, PT Nabire Baru and PT Sariwana Unggal Mandiri’s oil palm plantation […]

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Bishop of Timika: Oil Palm Plantations in Timika Threaten Coastal Communities.

The bishop of Timika, Mgr. John Philip Saklil, Pr has asked local government to take a firm stand on PT Pusaka Agro Lestari (PAL)’s oil palm plantation which has been operating in Mimika regency since 2011. “The environmental impacts which have emerged are quite significant. This will become a serious threat for residents along the […]

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