Tag Archives: PT Agriprima Cipta Persada

PT Agriprima Cipta Persada clears the Mahuze Kewamese Clan’s Ancestral Forest.

Titus Mahuze, a resident of Afkab Makmur village in Muting District, Merauke Regency, has complained about how oil palm company PT Agriprima Cipta Persada has cleared land and ancestral forest belonging to the Mahuze Kewamese, without meeting with the community first and obtaining their agreement. In 2015, PT ACP started to conduct a survey of […]

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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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Merauke Burns – but were the plantations to blame?

The rains have finally arrived, putting out the forest fires that raged across Indonesia through the last few months. Forest burning takes place every dry season, but this year an especially strong El Nino phenomenon meant that the dry season was longer and dryer, and the fires were especially bad. The worst crises were, as […]

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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 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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Forestry Ministry rejects Wilmar Group’s Application to Release Land from Forest Status

July 2013, The Indonesian Forestry Ministry has announced its rejection of around eight companies’ applications to release forest land (see: http://lpp.dephut.go.id/media.php?module=izin&sub=listing&izin=4). Three of the companies are subsidiaries of Wilmar Group that are hoping to plant sugar cane: PT Anugerah Rejeki Nusantara (41,421 ha) in Merauke Regency, and PT Royal Agro Sejahtera (39,593 ha) and PT […]

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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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MIFEE: Recent News Reports

Representatives of the Lembaga Masyarakat Adat (Customary People’s Assocation), together with other people affected by the MIFEE mega-agriculture project, made a visit to Papuan provincial capital Jayapura just before Christmas. In meetings with Papuan media, they explained the new problems local communities in the Merauke Area are facing as different companies rush to develop oil […]

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Take Care of Our Rivers and Give Us Back our Land

Sawit Watch / SKP KAMe Press Release West Papua’s natural resources are being exploited by extractive industries, especially around Merauke. When it was launched in August 2010, the MIFEE mega-project was described as an initiative to meet the world’s food needs, a response to the world food crisis. As well as this, there are the […]

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