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Monday, 1 June 2015 - 19:45 WIB

Coalition Reports Palm Oil Company to Papua Police

Palm oil plantation at Manokwari (Jasoil)

Palm oil plantation at Manokwari (Jasoil)

Palm oil plantation at Manokwari (Jasoil)

Palm oil plantation at Manokwari (Jasoil)

Jayapura, Jubi – Members of the Coalition for Palm Oil Victims in Nabire has made a complain against palm oil companies to Inspector Regional Supervisor (Irwasda) of Papua Police.

“We would like to convey that today, May 29, 2015 at 09:12 held at Irwasda room that we has submitted documents which consists of monitoring PUSAKA results, the Coalition and the National Human Rights Commission to Irwasda Papua, Police Commissioner Petrus Waine,” said the chairman of the Paniai Indigenous Council (DAD), John Gobay last week.

He said Waine promised to follow up on the report and assign investigators to check the EIA documents from the local environmental conservation agency Bapedalda, and the time of clearing land.
“It means that to prove that the actual process is already running in accordance with procedures that can be seen again as an offense, “he explained.

Earlier, tribal leader of Yerisiam, Daniel Yarawob, when contacted Jubi said, it gave fully mandates to the Coalition to advocate the victims.
“Our people are victims. Because of our broken forest and sacred places has gone because of palm oil, “he added.

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To note, the coalition was formed to advocate for issues of oil palm in Nabire. It is comprised of Paniai Tribal Council, Greenpeace, the NGO Heritage, JASOIL, and JPIC GKI. (Arnold Belau/ Tina)

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