AMPeS Calls for Aceh Province to Revoke PT SPT Subulussalam’s Permit

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AMPeS protested to revoke the permits of PT SPT Subulussalam on Tuesday (2/7/2024) in Banda Aceh. Photo by: Antara

PALMOILMAGAZINE, BANDA ACEH – The Aliansi Mahasiswa dan Pemuda Subulussalam (AMPeS) held a demonstration at the Aceh Governor’s office in Banda Aceh on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, demanding the revocation of the operational permit for the palm oil plantation company, PT SPT Subulussalam.

The action’s coordinator, Muhammad Ikhwan Sambo, stated that PT SPT has been causing issues for the past year, which resurfaced in May 2024 due to the company’s impact on the forests in Leuser.

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“We urge Aceh Province and Aceh Legislators to immediately revoke operational permits of PT SPT,” Sambo said, as Palmoilmagazine.com quoted from waspadaaceh, Wednesday (3/7/2024).

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AMPeS claimed that PT SPT delivered environmental damages in Subulussalam, including the protected forests, River of Singersing, and waterfall tour Silangit-langit. They said River Singersing has been polluted, many villagers are difficult to catch fish because many roots were floating on the river. Waterfall tour Silangit-langit got the impacts from the forest cut.

“River Singersing has been polluated. Many trees are floating on the river and making the villagers not able to catch fish. Our tour gets polluted, such as, River Silangit-langit because of the forest cut,” he said.

Because of the cut, many wild animals should get out to the villagers’ circumstances. The demonstrators urged the government to immediately act to maintain the sustainable environment and the welfare of the local. (T2)

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