In Kinipan, the palm oil company PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari (SML) has a land concession of 26,995.46 hectares and a logging concession of 19,240 hectares. Three quarters of the area is forest and habitat for orangutans and clouded leopards, as well as many other endangered wildlife species and rare tropical trees.
The Laman Kinipan community found out that their forest was being taken over by PT SML in April 2018. Consequently, the community imposed customary sanctions against the company after it destroyed their customary territory, and filed complaints to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, National Human Rights Institution Komnas HAM, and the Office of the Presidential Staff (KSP).
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