Investigation into Riau forest fires continues

Date of Release: 
Sep 18 2013

A Malaysian company accused of being responsible for recent peatland and forest fires in Riau is still under criminal investigation, the province’s top police officer has said.

Riau Police chief Brig. Gen. Condro Kirono said during a hearing with members of the House of Representatives Commission IV on Tuesday that his force was now investigating a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhard, PT ADEI Plantation and Industry (API).


EIA Guidelines for Oil Palm Plantation Development

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Oil palm cultivation is one of the main economic activities of the state, which not only effect extensive land development but also provides substantial revenue to the state as well as the nation as a whole. It is also one of the pivotal a spects that act as the catalyst for regional infrastructural development, particularly road network within interior areas.


Indonesian court orders Aceh Governor to revoke palm oil permit

Date of Release: 
Sep 7 2012

After months of pushing Aceh governor Zaini Abdullah to investigate the illegal issuance of a palm oil permit to company PT Kallista Alam, an Indonesian court finally grants an appeal by conservation groups to cancel the permit.

In a move welcomed by the REDD+ Task Force, the Medan State Administrative High Court accepted the appeal by Indonesian-based organization WALHI (Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia), asking the court to revoke a plantation permit granted to PT. Kallista Alam for 1,605 hectares land in Rawa Tripa, Nagan Raya District, in Aceh Province.

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