Indonesia is entering a political year. In just over a month, the regional elections, which were attended by 270 regions, were held on December 9, 2020. Total 229 of them are coastal areas and small islands, which are still shadowed by problems caused by extractive industries, including palm oil plantations, timber plantations, and mining, tourism industry, and reclamation that hit…

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Civil Society Coalition Press ReleaseTwo Years of Presidential Instruction on Palm Oil Moratorium:Government Needs to “Step on the Gas” to Improve Palm Oil Governance [Jakarta, 20 September 2020] September 2020, Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Policy No. 8 of 2018 concerning Postponement and Evaluation of Oil Palm Plantation Permits and Increasing Productivity of Oil Palm Plantations, or what is known as the…

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  Until now, there is no comprehensive legal umbrella to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples are fulfilled. The Draft Bill on Indigenous Peoples is expected to protect the existence and the rights of indigenous peoples, which has been discussed since 2009 and has not yet been passed.   In 2020, the People’s Representative Council (DPR) re-submit the draft…

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Jakarta, March 26, 2020 – The coalition of civil society in monitoring the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) sent an open letter to The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Friday, 20/3/2020). The civil society asked the president to immediately instruct the revocation or revision of the Minister of Trade Regulation Number 15 of 2020…

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Jakarta, September 30th 2019. Deforestation is no longer a taboo word in Indonesia’s forest management. It often silted and covered under the banner of “development” interest. The continued loosing of forest in some area has been proved to have major impact on local community life sustainability, especially those who live in or around the forest. However, the State often neglects…

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The clash between the indigenous people of Muara Tae and BPN Kaltim regarding the HGU of two palm oil plantation companies operating in the Muara Tae Customary Area, namely PT. Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa (MWJP) and PT. Borneo Surya Mining Jaya (BSMJ) is over. Finally, BPN agreed to submit HGU documents for the two subsidiaries of the large First Resources…

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_Keterbukaan Informasi

“There is a Public Information Law that obliges the government institutions to open all information that is not the state’s secret. Right to Cultivate is not the state’s secret—no Right to Cultivate to be concealed by the government. You have the right to request the data. If the government refuses it, they can be put on trial with adjudication to…

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Press Release Information Dispute between National Land Agency Regional Office of East Kalimantan and Indigenous People of Muara Tae is getting protracted. Information dispute related Right to Cultivate of two palm oil plantation companies operated in Traditional Territory of Muara Tae, PT. Borneo Surya Mining Jaya and PT. Munte Wniq Jaya Perkasa. The Right to Cultivate permit of two companies…

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Having The Government Been Neglected The Supreme Court Decision for more than a year, Civil Society Coallition Grant ATR/BPN Intransparent Institution Award Trophy     *** Jakarta, August 20th 2018. The Civil Society Coalition for Information Disclosure awarded the most closed state institution trophy to the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning / National Land Agency (Kementerian ATR /…

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Independent Indonesia, Dualism of Puncak Area Policy, Roots of Drought Having 73 years of Indonesia’s independence, the upstream management of the Ciliwung watershed is still stagnant. The dry season since April has threatened the existence of the community in the Puncak area, which is part of the Upper Ciliwung Watershed (DAS). People who have been using surface water to meet…

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Jakarta, May 28, 2018. Today, Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) held a peaceful action urging the minister Sofyan Djalil to obey the Supreme Court’s decision. In this action, FWI submitted the support of 53 thousand netizen signatures raised through Change.org petition to open the Information of Right to Cultivate for palm oil plantations to the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National…

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