16 Jun '11, 5am

Malaysian palm oil company violates Indonesia's logging moratorium

Malaysian palm oil company violates Indonesia's logging moratorium

Malaysian palm oil company violates Indonesia's logging moratorium mongabay.com June 16, 2011 An undercover investigation has found evidence that a subsidiary of Malaysian palm oil company has illegally cleared forest in breach of the Indonesia's moratorium on new permits in primary forest areas and peatlands. A field investigation conducted last month by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak found that PT Menteng Jaya Sawit Perdana (PT Menteng), a palm oil company owned by Malaysia-based Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), has cleared peat forest near Sampit in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province without securing proper licenses. PT Menteng had only a Location Permit, not the Plantation Business Permit required under Indonesian plantation law or a permit from the Ministry of Forestry releasing the 7,400-ha (18,300-acre) concession. EIA and Telapak vis...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0616-eia_telapak_menteng.html

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