Indonesian government to investigate Korean palm oil giant over burning in Papua

Some supporters of Free West Papua campaign have used the issues of Korindo’s palm oil plantation to defame Indonesia as if Indonesian government both local Papuan government and central government were responsible for the deforestation. In fact, the government of Indonesia according to the Ministry of Environment has sent a team to investigate the case.

Please read the complete article news in Mongabay

Summary of the news:

  • The Indonesian environment ministry said they were sending a team to look into Korindo’s operations in Papua.
  • A Korindo spokesperson denied that the company had burned land intentionally, suggesting that the fires on its land were the government’s fault, not the company’s.
  • Environmental campaigners are touring Korea this week to raise awareness about Korindo’s activities in Papua.

An access  road into one of Korindo’s concessions in Papua. Photo courtesy of Mighty published in Mongabay



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