Kuntoro Requests The Governor of Aceh to Revoke Plantation Permit in Tripa Peat Swamp

The Atjeh Post

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 22:45 WIB

MUHAJIR ABDUL AZIZ, Free Translation by Adji Darsoyo

BANDA ACEH – Head of UKP4 , Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, requested the Governor of Aceh, Zaini Abdullah, to revoke the permits of two companies operating in the Tripa Peat Swamp Ecosystem  in Nagan Raya.

This request was addressed by Kuntoro Mangkusubroto in his capacity as the Head of UKP4 through an official letter to the the Governor on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

In the letter read by one of the Deuputies of UKP4, Mas Achmad Santosa, Kuntoro requested to the Governor to withdraw the permits Surya Panen Subur II and PT Kalista Alam.
But Achmad Santosa did not explain the reason of Kuntoro Mangkusubroto requesting the withdrawal of the permits of both companies. “We will first meet with the Governor,” said Achmad Santosa, or known also as Otta, to Atjeh Post.

Besides those two things, Otta also explained that Kuntoro requested the Governor to coordinate with the Aceh Provincial Police in the implementation of the withdrawal of those permits.

Previously, Zaini Abdullah told The Atjeh Post that the case of environmental destruction conducted by some companies in the Ecosystem of Tripa Peat Swamp has to be seriously taken into account. The Governor also regretted the destruction of that particular peat swamp area. 

“This should have not happened, we will discuss in the very next opportunity,” said Zaini Abdullah after the inauguration process of the Banda Aceh’s Mayor and his Deputy on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

9 responses to “Kuntoro Requests The Governor of Aceh to Revoke Plantation Permit in Tripa Peat Swamp”

  1. Judy says :

    Yes yes yes-all very polite,requesting that the decision to allow permits that had been granted previously to be revoked- probably when the Governor of Aceh had nothing else in his In Tray to look at!For crying out loud!The law has been broken-why do you need to politely ask” If it isn’t too much trouble if you don’t mind just asking if those ‘nasty’ little oil companies to stop lighting their little bonfires & destroying Tripa’s Peat Forest and anything else in their way?!”No wonder the massive Palm Oil Companies are ruining the forests,the livlihoods of the villagers whose voice isn’t listened to and the beautiful Orangutan & other endangered animals.The government is weak,it cannot stand up to the big companies that are pumping money into the plantations and destroying Indonesia-grow some balls Kuntoro and don’t REQUEST———DEMAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Colleen says :

    Do we know when the “the very next opportunity” will be?

  3. Judy says :

    Maybe its through the translation,but this sounds a bit half hearted to me.Hopefully since this report has been posted the visit has been made to Tripa and the extent of the damage has been witnessed prompting urgent action to be taken.Instead of saying that things will be ‘addressed’ at the next opportunity-do something now please?Douse the fires,halt the evil palm oil companies destroying Tripa.Immediately….

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