Tag Archives: Muting

Stop Military business and respect the rights of indigenous Papuans.

Translation of a Press Release from a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations On 16th July 2016 soldiers from the sub-district military command in Muting, Merauke Regency, came to look for Agustinus Dayo Mahuze, the chair of the Mahuze clan in Muting village, at his house. Their intention was to invite him to meet with the […]

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The Mahuzes

‘The Mahuzes’, a film about conflicts between indigenous people and agribusiness companies in Merauke, was released in Indonesian last year, and now it is available with English subtitles. It’s one of a series of documentaries produced as part of the ‘Ekspedisi Indonesia Biru’, a one-year road-trip on motorbikes by filmmakers Dandhy Laksono and Ucok Suparta, […]

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PT Bio Inti Agrindo hasn’t met its obligations.

Donatus Mahuze from Muting village in Merauke, still doesn’t want to open the customary barrier prohibiting passage (palang adat) which he installed on his ancestral land alongside the Muting- Tanah Merah road. “We have installed this customary barrier so that PT Bio Inti Agrindo (BIA) pays attention to, and takes seriously, its responsibility to pay […]

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Oil palm company is destrying the fraternal links within communities around Muting and Bupul

[awasMIFEE note: The latest oil palm company to get a permit in Merauke, PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, has been moving fast, distributing money to leaders of landowner clans before the community has had the chance to reach a collective decision on whether they actually want to sell their land, therefore provoking intercommunity conflict, according to […]

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Landowning Clan shows PT Agriprima Cipta Persada in Muting the Limit for Land Clearing

In Muting, oil palm company PT Agriprima Cipta Persada (ACP) is expanding its plantation area by clearing forest on which local indigenous people hold customary ownership rights. Previously in 2013, PT ACP had already cut down the forest and cleared around 2000 hectares of land, allocated to the local transmigrant population but some distance from […]

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PT Papua Agro Lestari presents its Environmental Impact Assessment to Residents of Muting.

Oil Palm company PT Papua Agro Lestari, a subsidiary of the Daewoo International Group from South Korea, has once again visited the indigenous people of Muting to present the results of its Environmental Impact Assessment at the Muting District Office on Thursday, 13th February 2014. PT Papua Agro Lestari presented its environmental impact assessment together […]

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PT Agriprima Cipta Persada Planting Oil Palm Without a Permit.

PT Agriprima Cipta Persada is going ahead with its oil palm plantation in Muting even though it has been turned down for a permit. The forestry ministry has currently rejected the company’s application to release the land from the forest estate and classify it for other uses such as plantations. However the company is going […]

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Meeting with Company, Local Communities Received Compensation of IDR 1 Billion

In the beginning of April 2013, in the Company’s Training Center of Bio Inti Agrindo (BIA), another meeting was held again with the local Customary Councils of Mbian and Mandobo tribes. Head of Ulilin District attended the meeting as well as local Police Chief of Ulilin and Muting Districts, Commander of local military station in […]

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MIFEE: The stealthy face of conflict in West Papua

West Papua, the easternmost island under Indonesia’s control, is a land beset by troubles. Rarely a week goes by without news of some new tragedy in a relentless conflict that has endured and evolved over fifty years. Last June has been a particularly bloody one: troops have gone on the rampage in Wamena, burning houses […]

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