Riau Governor to Hold Meeting to Discuss Palm Oil Conflicts

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Palm oil plantation. Photo by: Sawit Fest 2021 / Hendra A Setyawan

PALMOILMAGAZINE, PEKANBARU – Governor of Riau, Edy Nasution has scheduled a gathering on Wednesday (24/1/2024) at 09:00 WIB in Ruang Rapat Melati, where all stakeholders in the palm oil industry, including regents, mayors, police, army representatives, indigenous institutions, and land agencies, will come together to discuss palm oil-related issues.

The primary objective of the meeting is to seek optimal solutions for ongoing territorial conflicts between palm oil plantation companies and local communities. Governor Nasution emphasized that the meeting will also focus on strategies to minimize agrarian conflicts within the province.

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“This is my idea as the response to area conflicts that happen between palm oil plantation companies and the local people around the companies. The goal of the meeting would be about the fair solution and the people would be getting their rights while the companies would operate well,” Nasution said, Sunday (21/1/2024) as Palmoilmagazine.com quoted from Media Center Riau.

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Governor Nasution hooped every stakeholder would directly attend the meeting and directly told the conflicts just like what the people complaint about to get the fair decision or solution.

Some time ago, he got reports from the people about the conflicts. Some were followed up by making special team, internal taskforce to investigate the legal violation assumption in PT SIR about its business rights.

The Wednesday meeting would be the first thing that Nasution does about area conflict. He hoped, every stakeholder should participate to solve the case by delivering good thoughts. (T2)

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