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13 Mar 2006

Tb. Arie Rukmantara, Jakarta Post

Abuses by int'l firms in RI [Republic of Indonesia] to be raised with UN

Indonesian environmentalists plan to discuss pollution and rights abuse by multinational companies during the upcoming UN Human Rights Commission meetings in Geneva... Among the issues to be raised is the government's failure to properly addressed pollution by PT Freeport Indonesia [part of Freeport-McMoRan] in Papua and PT Newmont Minahasa Raya [part of Newmont Mining] in North Sulawesi. [also refers to lawsuit against ExxonMobil re Aceh]... All these companies have denied the allegations against them, saying that they have abided by Indonesian regulations on the environment and have not caused pollution nor contributed to human rights abuses.