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The traps and manipulations that place control in the hands of capital

Oil palm companies in Papua refer to themselves as a pioneer industry, opening up the interior, trailblazers for new investment and stimulators of local economies. The government has prepared various pieces of legislation to facilitate investment, permits and economic incentives to smooth the way for this pioneer industry, even providing security through the use of […]

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Indigenous people of Maybrat oppose PT ANJ’s ambitions

PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk, owned by the Tahija family, is currently planning to expand its oil palm business in areas administered by the Maybrat Regency, through a subsidiary company called PT Pusaka Agro Makmur (40,000 hectares). PT ANJ Group already operates an oil palm business in the Maybrat area and across the regency border […]

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In the last nine months four people have been criminalised for protesting against ANJ’s oil palm plantations.

Within the last nine months, state forces have laid criminal charges against four of the local indigenous landowners whose land has been grabbed by oil palm plantations PT Permata Putera Mandiri and PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa, both subsidiaries of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri, owned by tycoon George Tahija. The four include Obet Korie (52 years […]

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South Sorong: Oil palm industry continues its rapid expansion.

In mid-2013, there was no oil palm planted in South Sorong Regency. The logging industry had made an impact on the forest in the area, but the area was still covered by forest, much of it classified by the Indonesian Government as primary forest. By early 2014, two subsidiaries of the Austindo Nusantara Jaya Group […]

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ANJ Agri case: prosecution demands prison sentences for indigenous protesters Obet Korie and Odi Aitago

Speaking in front of the Judges’ bench in the Sorong District Court, state prosecutor Katrina Dimara accused Obet and Obi of having violated article 170 of the Indonesian Criminal Code, and asked the council of judges to hand down prison sentences – one year for Obet Korie and eight months for Odi Aitago, less the […]

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Trial starts for two people arrested on demonstration at PT Permata Putera Mandiri’s offfice.

On 15th May this year, dozens of students and others from the Iwaro ethnic group from Metamani and Inanwatan in South Sorong Regency, staged a protest action with banners and speeches, blocking the offices of oil palm company PT Permata Putera Mandiri (PPM), on Jalan Ahmad Yani, Sorong City, West Papua Province. According to Simon […]

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Arrests at demo demanding justice from PT Permata Putera Mandiri in Sorong

Dozens of local people involved in the IPPMI (Union of Iwaro Youth and Students) held a protest action outside the offices of PT Permata Putera Mandiri (PPM) on Jalan Ahmad Yani in Sorong City on Friday lunchtime. The participants were demanding justice and a resolution of the situation whereby local people had lost out due […]

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PT Permata Putera Mandiri facing community opposition

Austindo Nusantara Jaya Group is facing community resistance on two fronts by residents upset by the company’s recent forest clearance for its oil palm and sago operations in South Sorong Regency. On the ground a dispute has broken out with villagers from Saga village claiming that the company has used their land, but without negotiating […]

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Local People demonstrate at PT ANJ Agri’s offices.

Local people from Metamani and IPPMI (Imora Youth and Student Union) held a demonstration at the offices of PT ANJ Agri Papua in Sorong on Thursday 12/2/2015. Adam Rariaro, a community member from Saga Village, Metamani, South Sorong who was involved in the action, said that “people are demonstrating because PT ANJ’s operations have ignored […]

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Deforestation in West Papua: The role of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya, The Nature Conservancy, REDD, RSPO, and Wilmar

[REDD Monitor’s latest summary of recent developments since Greenomics Indonesia ‘s analysis of satellite photographs revealed that ANJ Agro were clearing forest for two oil palm plantations in South Sorong regency.] PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) is an Indonesian palm oil company, that is clearing forest in West Papua to make way for an […]

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