TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

RI seals land owned by Malaysian, Singaporean firms

  • Dian Septiari and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 14 2019   /  12:24 am
Friendly neighborhood: A resident wearing a superhero costume helps personnel of the Riau Disaster Mitigation Agency and the Indonesian Military to extinguish a fire in a peatland area in Rimbo Panjang, Kampar regency, Riau, on Thursday.(Antara/Rony Muharrman)(Antara/Rony Muharrman)

Friendly neighborhood: A resident wearing a superhero costume helps personnel of the Riau Disaster Mitigation Agency and the Indonesian Military to extinguish a fire in a peatland area in Rimbo Panjang, Kampar regency, Riau, on Thursday.(Antara/Rony Muharrman)Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said the government had sealed off land owned by three Malaysian palm oil companies and one Singaporean company, blaming them for causing land and forest fires in Riau and West Kalimantan.“There are four Singaporean and Malaysian companies,” she told reporters on Friday after a meeting with other ministers to discuss wildfire mitigation.Siti named the palm oil companies in question. Three of them, namely Sime Indo Agro, Rafi Kamajaya Abadi and Sukses Karya Sawit, are West Kalimantan-based subsidiaries of Malaysian conglomerates. A plantation owned by PT Hutan Ketapang Industri...