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17 clans in Ngguti District make a complaint about PT Dongin Prabhawa to National Human Rights Commission.

Around 42,000 hectares of indigenous land around several villages in Ngguti District in Merauke Regency has been clearfelled since 2009 by PT Dongin Prabhawa in order to develop an oil palm plantation. Sacred places and sago groves were included in the area cleared. Now 17 clans are reporting the company to the National Human Rights […]

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Marine working for PT Dongin Prabhawa shoots local man in Mappi

Talema Waitipo, a 19-year old resident of the Maam area, Bade District, Mappi Regency, is currently in a weak condition as he lies in a bed at the Naval hospital in Merauke. He is believed to be the victim of shooting by a naval marine officer, who was providing security for PT Dongin Prabhawa’s oil […]

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PT Dongin Prabhawa Neglecting 27 Children from Ngguti District, Merauke

According to Urbanus Kief Yolmen, who works with children in Merauke’s Ngguti District, 27 children from Nakias and Salamepe villages who PT Dongin Prabhawa has brought from their villages to stay in dormitories in order to continue their studies at middle and high schools are not being treated properly. According to Yolmen, the children have […]

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Oh look, there were fires in PT Dongin Prabhawa’s concession this week

The new Geographic Information Sistem (GIS) data available on the Sawit Watch website makes it easy to see if there have been fires within the borders of oil palm concessions. For example this week (August1st –  5th) there were four hotspots within PT Dongin Prabhawa’s (Korindo group) concession in Merauke: You can check for yourself […]

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Oil Palm Companies Redraw Indonesia’s Forest Permit Moratorium Map

What’s been going on with Indonesia’s forestry moratorium? Since it was introduced in 2011 it has always been recognised as quite weak, but some protection for Indonesia’s forest at least. However now it seems that oil palm companies are free to just redraw the map at will. In 2011 Indonesia agreed to place a moratorium […]

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Report of a Visit to PT Dongin Prabhawa’s Plantation at Mam.

A recent visit to Mam to monitor the latest developments around PT Dongin Prabhawa’s oil palm plantation near the south bank of the Digoel River in Merauke has revealed several concerns, from irregularities in the logging plan and ill-treatment of workers to human rights abuses. PT Dongin Prabhawa is a subsidiary of the Korindo Group, […]

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Blasius Sumaghai beaten by Indonesian Navy Officers in Bade, Mappi

Mappi, Majalah Selangah – Blasius Sumaghai (23 years old), a resident of Bade village, Edera District, Mappi, Papua has been beaten by members of the Indonesian Navy. The reasons for the beating were not clear. According to information compiled by majalahselangkah.com, Blasius Sumaghai, the son of the late Abraham Sumaghai who was an Awyu community […]

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Three Years of MIFEE (part 2): First Villages Feel the Impact as the Plantation Menace Spreads.

The forest villages of Merauke are as remote as it is possible to imagine in the twenty-first century. Nowhere in Indonesia is further from Jakarta – 3700 kilometres as the crow flies. 662 km of forest and a high mountain range separate Merauke from the Papuan capital, Jayapura, which is also the focus of most […]

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MIFEE-affected communities want their land back

A roundup of recent material about MIFEE, January 2013, from Down To Earth Indigenous communities living along the Bian and Maro Rivers in Merauke, southern Papua, have demanded the return of their customary lands taken for the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) mega-project. A set of demands issued after four days of community […]

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Destroying Local Livelihoods With Mifee

At the launch of the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate project in 2010, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced that the agribusinesses involved would “feed Indonesia, then feed the world.” But the Malind Anim people of Merauke, Papua, say they are worried that the impacts of the project known as Mifee will prevent them from […]

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