Second installment of Indonesia for Sale, an in-depth series of articles on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis. Ghosts in the machine exposing land deals behind the downfall of Indonesia’s top judge.
Report uncovers an elaborate and coordinated scheme In Indoensia to establish shell companies, endow them each with licenses for thousands of hectares of land, and then sell them on to some of the region’s biggest palm oil conglomerates.
Around 100 Nagari Maligi residents (‘nagari’ means village in the local language) have been protesting for days at the Wilmar Group’s representative office in West Pasaman, Sumatra, Indonesia since March 9.
FELDA’S investment in Indonesian oil palm planter PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) is a bust according to International Palm Oil Monitor (IPOM), a due diligence report in relation to EHP’s acquisition detailed numerous concerns and improprieties.
Video of the mostly English-language session of a CFDT seminar featuring Dario Novellino and indigenous community representatives of the Coalition Against Land Grabbing operating in Palawan, the Philippines.
In May 2016, awasMIFEE published a story titled “The Salim Group’s secret plantations in West Papua”, about four concessions owned by the Salim Group in West Papua. A year and a half later, Salim Group is still aggressively expanding, and threatening more areas of remote Papuan forest.
Four new permits for palm oil expansion issued in Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia covering area almost the size of Singapore - major parts of which are comprised of high-density forest cover. One is given to Wilmar International key suppliers, Ganda group.