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8 Jul 2020

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas responded

"... Following the dispute process, Arara Abadi had initiated several mediation efforts, which include escalating the mediation process up to regional level involving the Bengkalis Regional Legislative Council (DPRD Bengkalis) in 2012 and again in 2015. The mediation process resulted in a number of MOUs and agreements between the Company and members of the Sakai community, and the agreed resolution through a partnership scheme had been implemented...

Despite the agreements, there were still attempts for land occupation in areas designated as industrial plantations. The most recent ones resulted in the arrest of a member of the Sakai community. The individual arrested was previously involved in another movement related to the Riau Farmers Union (STR) attempt for land occupation within an area designated as industrial plantation back in 2008, which also resulted in legal proceedings that found them guilty of such activity. In both cases, Arara Abadi followed the appropriate regulations and handed over all ground findings to the relevant authorities...

APP respects the rights of the local peoples and defers to the judgement of the proper authorities any matters that cannot be resolved through direct negotiation and mediation. In addition to that, we also involve local communities in initiatives such as Community Plantation Program, community fire prevention initiatives, and various other community empowerment programs...

[I]ntimidation against civil society and human rights defenders... was never brought to the attention of APP in any communication..."