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COMMENTARY: Who will benefit from Jokowi's land reform?

  • Adisti Sukma Sawitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, February 21, 2017 | 08:53 am
COMMENTARY: Who will benefit from Jokowi's land reform? On the edge: A family of the Orang Rimba tribe lives in a flimsy hut deep in the jungle of Jambi. The Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) said indigenous people in Indonesia had often suffered discrimination and human rights violations by the government, especially on land disputes. . (thejakartapost.com/Iman D.Nugroho)

PREMIUM The government has made a bold move with its plan to grant people wider access to land under its agrarian reform. More than 9 million hectares, comprising roughly 4.5 million hectares of degraded forest and 4.5 million ha of uncertified plots, will be owned by citizens under land objects for agrarian reform (TORA), while another 12.7 million ha will be managed by indigenous people. The gover...