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Land & Agrarian Conflicts

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June 28, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Indonesian government's plan to transform Merauke town, South Papua (Papua Selatan) Province, into a major centre for sugarcane plantations and bioethanol production has sparked sig

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

Long-standing tensions in Timika have escalated, resulting in the significant destruction of local community plantations.

June 5, 2024

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Former Kampung Bayam residents who were evicted from their homes to make way for the development of the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in Tanjung Priok, North

June 4, 2024

Mongabay - June 4, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A dispute simmering for years has erupted into conflict between villagers and a palm oil company on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi over the latter's fai

May 9, 2024

Fulcrum - May 9, 2024

Eugene Mark – The next administration has a chance to right the wrongs perpetuated by the outgoing president, whose administration has allowed private and vested interests to overrule o

April 5, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 5, 2024

Jakarta – The four model houses for people affected by the Rempang Eco-City development project are entering their final stage.BP Batam's spokesperson Ariastuty Sirait said that the con

March 20, 2024

Tempo - March 20, 2024

Advist Khoirunikmah, Jakarta – Residents of Sepaku have recently received a warning letter from the Land Bank Agency to stop cultivating the land at the designated areas of the Nusantar

Tempo - March 20, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – The Indigenous Territory Registration Body or BRWA noted that there are around 105,000 hectares of indigenous territory in the area of Nusantara Capital City or

March 19, 2024

Tempo - March 19, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim (Contributor), Jakarta – Several environmental NGOs have noted that agrarian conflicts have become more frequent in the era of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (2014-2024) c

March 15, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - March 15, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The indigenous community of the Awyu Tribe has filed a cassation against the decision of the Manado State Administrative High Court which rejected their appeal regardin

March 7, 2024

Mongabay - March 7, 2024

Aseanty Pahlevi, Gelam Island, Indonesia – Not long ago, Suparyanto discovered that his family home on a small island off the west coast of Borneo was to become a quartz mine.

March 4, 2024

Mongabay - March 4, 2024

Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Almost two years after a joint Mongabay investigation revealed systemic failure by Indonesia's plantation industry to share gains with community f

February 27, 2024

ABC News - February 27, 2024

Vonia Vieira in Oecusse, Timor-Leste and the Pacific Local Journalism Network's Nick Sas – Noviana Tome leads a simple life.

February 5, 2024

The Conversation - February 5, 2024

Michael Rose – In September, Timor-Leste will mark a quarter century since its vote for independence from Indonesia, the conclusion of a 24-year long struggle that left few Timorese fam

February 1, 2024

Tempo - February 1, 2024

Yoga Eka Sahputra, Jakarta – The head of Batam Development Board or BP Batam Muhammad Rudi, responded to Ombudsman's investigation on alleged maladministration in Rempang Eco-City.

January 25, 2024

Mongabay - January 25, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Land conflicts nearly doubled under the administration of Indonesia's current president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, compared with his predecessor, driven largel

January 18, 2024

Tempo - January 18, 2024

Jamal Abdun Nashr, Semarang – The Maleh Dadi Segoro or MDS Coalition raised concerns about the social and ecological impacts of the construction of the Semarang-Demak sea toll road, whi

January 16, 2024

Tempo - January 16, 2024

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Secretary General of the Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) Dewi Kartika reported rampant cases of violence, intimidation, and arrests of agrarian defenders in agra

January 2, 2024

Tempo - January 2, 2024

Rifqy Faiza Rahman – In a sweltering remote village surrounded by oil palm plantations, a conservation forest farmer shares ideas and hopes.

December 20, 2023

ABC News - December 20, 2023

Hellena Souisa, Riza Salman on Wawonni island, and Sally Brooks – In a bra and shorts, a woman stands on an earthmover and fends off attempts by men around her to cover her upper body.

December 19, 2023

Tempo - December 19, 2023

Yogi Eka Sahputra, Batam – Indonesian President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has finally issued Presidential Decree (Perpres) No.

December 11, 2023

Mongabay - December 11, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Environmental activists have slammed one of Indonesia's biggest palm oil producers for a report that they say glosses over its alleged violations and ignor

November 23, 2023

Jakarta Globe - November 23, 2023

Jakarta – Nine families have just moved to temporary housing as Indonesia proceeds with the Rempang Eco-City project, according to the city development agency BP Batam.

November 20, 2023

New Mandala - November 20, 2023

Ryan Tans – The sun was setting over the Makassar Strait as my plane descended. The Jeneberang River wound through the city below.

November 10, 2023

Jakarta Globe - November 10, 2023

Jakarta – BP Batam, the city's development agency, said that they hoped the public would not get easily provoked by rumors about Rempang.

November 8, 2023

Mongabay - November 8, 2023

Donny Iqbal, Sumedang, Indonesia – Udit Surdiat only became a boat driver after he lost the rights to his farmland.

November 4, 2023

Kompas.com - November 4, 2023

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – Human Rights activist Usman Hamid says that the statement by Defense Minister and presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, who said that the riots in Rempang, Riau

November 3, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 3, 2023

Jakarta – Members of the Hongana Manyawa tribe, the indigenous people of East Halmahera, North Maluku, have reportedly blocked heavy equipment from entering the Aki Sangaji River in a b

November 2, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 2, 2023

Novan, Jakarta – Rempang Island residents in Riau Islands continue to voice their resistance to the creation of the Rempang Eco-City national strategic project (PSN) on the island, acco

October 23, 2023

October 22, 2023

Straits Times - October 22, 2023

Arlina Arshad, Rempang, Indonesia – For more than a month now, feisty housewives have been forming human roadblocks to screen unfamiliar vehicles and strangers entering the fishing vill

October 15, 2023

Kompas.com - October 15, 2023

Sabrina Asril, Jakarta – The Solidarity Coalition for Bangkal has announced its initial finding on a series of clashes between residents and police at Bangkal Village in Seruyan, Centra

October 14, 2023

Jakarta Globe - October 14, 2023

Jakarta – BP Batam, the city's development agency, is offering scholarships and training for the Rempang residents who have moved to temporary housing in support of the Rempang eco-city

Jakarta Globe - October 14, 2023

Jakarta – A number of Rempang locals have moved to temporary housing following the eco-city project development on the island.

October 11, 2023

Jakarta Globe - October 11, 2023

Jakarta – As many as eight families moved Saturday to temporary housing following the development of the Rempang eco-city project.

CNN Indonesia - October 11, 2023

Jakarta – Traditional Melayu (Malay) communities gathered at the Muhammad Musa Soccer Field at the Sembulang village in Galang sub-district, Batam City, in the Riau Islands on Wednesday

Agence-France Presse - October 11, 2023

Jakarta – The National Police were accused by a rights group on Tuesday of opening fire on a protest in Kalimantan against an oil palm company last week, killing one demonstrator and in

October 10, 2023

Mongabay - October 10, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan – Activists have slammed the Indonesian police for rights violations after officers reportedly shot dead a villager and injured at least

Benar News - October 10, 2023

Tria Dianti, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said Monday it would investigate a deadly clash between police and villagers in Central Kalimantan who were p

October 9, 2023

CNN Indonesia - October 9, 2023

Jakarta – A number of groups have condemned the fatal shooting by police of a local resident from the village of Bangkal, Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan, on Saturday October 7.

October 6, 2023

October 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - October 5, 2023

Jakarta – A total of 16 families are now living in temporary housing as Indonesia works to develop the eco-city project in Rempang.

Mongabay - October 5, 2023

Wahyu Chandra, Makassar, Indonesia – Daeng Bau says he has no plans to move from his home on the tiny island of Lae-Lae, a stone's throw across the seafront here in Makassar, the capita

Agence France-Presse - October 5, 2023

Rempang, Riau Islands – Sitting on a creaky bridge linking stilt houses, fisherman Sadam Husen fears for his people and their traditions, knowing they may be uprooted from their ancestr

October 3, 2023

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Investment and head of the Investment Coordination Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia reiterated on Monday that the government has never offered any privileges

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia claimed that Rempang residents do not reject investment.

October 1, 2023

Tempo - October 1, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for economic affairs Airlangga Hartarto, on Friday (September 29), visited Rempang Island, Riau Island Province, to affirm the government's vow t

September 29, 2023

Kompas.com - September 29, 2023

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that the environmental impact analysis (Amdal) for t

September 27, 2023

Tempo - September 27, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Ombudsman member Johanes Widijantoro stated that the government is applying pressure against the residents of Rempang, Batam, to agree with relocation in order to

September 26, 2023

Tempo - September 26, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia canceled plans to relocate the people of Rempang Island, Batam, to Galang Island.