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Capital relocation sparks land ownership concerns

  • Kharishar Kahfi and N. Adri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Balikpapan   /   Wed, October 16 2019   /  12:17 am
Now open: Timber trucks pass through concession land belonging to PT International Timber Corporation Indonesia (ITCI) Kartika Utama in Sepaku district, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan.(JP/Gede Dharma Lahan)(ITCI) Kartika Utama in Sepaku district, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan.(JP/Gede Dharma Lahan)

Now open: Timber trucks pass through concession land belonging to PT International Timber Corporation Indonesia (ITCI) Kartika Utama in Sepaku district, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan.(JP/Gede Dharma Lahan)For local farmer Sibukdin, Sepaku subdistrict in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan, is the only place he knows like the back of his hand. The 60-year-old said he and his family had been living there for generations.Sibukdin claimed that his ancestors of the Paser Balik indigenous community had lived in the area centuries ago.Paser Balik is one of 12 subcommunities of the indigenous Paser people, who inhabit areas across East Kalimantan. The community formed two sultanates of Sadurengas and Paser between the 1500s and 1910s.A recent survey estimates that around 100,000 Paser people still live across the province, including in Sepaku subdistrict.After years of li...