Tag Archives: Kaiburze

Land Compensation has not been paid, so villagers complain to National Human Rights Commission.

[awas MIFEE note: The resistance of local people has been a key factor in tempering corporate ambitions in Merauke, consistently refusing to sign over their land, or at least without fair compensation. This article is interesting because it appears that in Kaiburze village, which has a history of opposition to MIFEE plantations, the same approach […]

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Sugar Company Rajawali’s Sweet Promises

13/12/2012 The Malind indigenous people from Domande and Kaiburse villages are continuing to raise complaints and accusations against two subsidiaries of the Rajawali Group, PT Karyabumi Papua and PT Cenderawasih Jaya Mandiri, which are currently developing sugar cane plantations in Malind and Kurik districts, Merauke, West Papua. The company has already been operating in Domande […]

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One Day meeting Held to Discuss the MIFEE Project

Jayapura (4/7) — Students from Merauke and NGO activists have put the spotlight back on MIFEE (the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate) after a period of inactivity. Discussions about the mega-project were held at the Maro dormitory in Padang Bulan, Jayapura on 4th July 2012. Opening the discussion, Diana Gebze said the aim of […]

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Paulus Samkakai: “Government Policy puts Pressure on us”

Jayapura (4/7) Paulus Samkakai, the Secretary of the Indigenous People’s Association (LMA) in Kaiburse village, Malind District, Merauke Regency has claimed that various local government policies concerning investment were putting pressure on the indigenous people of Kaiburse. This had been going on since the MIFEE (Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate) started. Paulus said this […]

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