Palm oil Company, Astra Agro Lestari is thought as the Source of Conflict

Palm oil Company, Astra Agro Lestari is thought as the Source of Conflict

InfoSAWIT, SULBAR – Based on the Business License of palm oil plantation company, PT. Mamuang, No. 1/ 1992, it is mentioned that the area of PT. Mamuang, the subsidiary of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (AALI) is in village of Martajaya,Sub district of Pasang Kayu,District of Mamuju Utara. PT. Mamuang has no rights in Lalundu, Village of Polanto Jaya,Sub district of Rio Pakava,District of Donggala namely in Village of Polanto Jaya.

It triggers the fight of the people to PT.Mamuang for the company cultivates the people’s areas. The fight gets wider in every single day. Unfortunately, PT Mamuang replies the people by intimidating, repressing, and criminalizing them by using the officers.

“Four smallholders are arrested and this is the proof that the company, supported by the country tries to weaken the smallholders who defend on their rights. The four are the figures who struggle for their rights on the land that PT Mamuang has taken,” Executive Campaign Manager, Wahana Lingkungan Hidup(WALHI)Central Sulawesi, Stevandi said, as quoted from

Besides the case in District of Donggala, the same case also takes place in District ofNorth Morowali and District of Poso, where the subsidiaries of Astra Agro Lestari operate.

In the recent days, one of its subsidiary, PT. Agro Nusa Abadi (ANA) inNorth Morowali, is assumed to take military so that the smallholders around the company keep silent by making posts guarded by military.(T2)

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