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Morowali residents demand compensation from PT Inco

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Morowali   /   Sat, February 14 2009   /  02:44 pm

Residents of Bahodopi district in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, have demanded that nickel producer PT Inco pay them compensation as part of a settlement for their confiscated community lands. Gathered at a peaceful rally Tuesday, the residents also asked for the Morowali regency administration and the local legislative council to take responsibility for the case, urging them to issue land certificates commensurate with the confiscated land. The villagers also briefly sealed off Inco's representative office in Lelee village in Bahodopi and blockaded the company's 9-kilometer road to Onepute Jaya village in Bungku Tengah district. They threatened to extend their blockade until there was an agreement between the residents, Inco management and the Morowali administration. However, their demands were made in vain, with only security guards in the office at the time. ...