03 Feb '12, 11pm

5 shot in conflict over oil palm plantation in Sumatra

Indonesia to require loggers prove their concessions free of overlapping claims (02/02/2012) Applicants for forest concessions in Indonesia will soon be required to prove there aren't overlapping claims on their holdings, reports The Jakarta Globe . The move, which offers the potential to reduce land disputes between forest developers and local communities, could complicate investments in the forestry sector in Indonesia. Indonesia to investigate beheadings allegedly conducted by palm oil security forces (12/17/2011) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered an investigation into a grisly beheading of two men alleged by security forces hired to defend an oil palm plantation, reports The Jakarta Post. Peace accord reached in violent conflict between locals and Indonesian state plantation company (11/23/2011) A peace accord has been announced to resolve a lon...

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