Tag Archives: Pt Dongin Prabhawa

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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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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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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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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The people of four villagers reject Korindo with their demands for compensation

The Malind indigenous community from four villages: Nakias, Tagaepe, Salamepe and Mbanomepe, Merauke, strongly reject the Dongin Prabhawa [Korindo] company’s presence in their area. During nearly six months there have been two attempts to negotiate compensation for the people of these villages, but there has been no agreement because the people of all four villages […]

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