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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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