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Liberia Won’t Welcome Gangster Investors [Subscription required]

Author: Analyst [Liberian newspaper], Published on: 27 July 2006

A Green Advocates press statement issued yesterday revealed that representatives of...Rimbunan Hijau...and its shell surrogate, Mafrica..., were amongst...investors who were currently in the country to take advantage of the partial lifting of UN sanctions on Liberian forest products... [Green Advocates said,] “Rimbunan Hijau uses tactics such as political corruption and abuses of indigenous peoples' rights within its operations..."... [In Papua New Guinea, according to a Greenpeace report,] "Police and forest department officials have arbitrarily arrested and detained those indigenous people who put up any form of protest, even though such protests are undertaken within the confines of their own lands and they have legitimate rights under the law to such forms of protest"... [also refers to Oriental Timber Company]

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Related companies: Oriental Timber Rimbunan Hijau