Ministry of Environment Will Sue Two Companies in Tripa

The Atjeh Post
MUHAJIR ABDUL AZIZ, free translation by Adji Darsoyo

BANDA ACEH – Head of the Sectorial Deputy V on the Structuring of Environmental Law of the Environmental Ministry, Dariono, stated that the ministry will file a civil lawsuit against two companies operating within the ecosystem of Tripa Peat Swamp.

This lawsuit was to file, since both companies has conducted environmental destruction within the ecosystem of Tripa Peat Swamp.

Dariono addressed this to The Atjeh Post during the Discussion on The Rescue of Tripa Peat Swamp in Banda Aceh, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The two companies mentioned by Darionnno  were PT Kalista Alam and PT Surya Panen Subur II.

“This civil lawsuit will force the companies to cover the loss resulted through fire etc.,” said Dariono.

Besides, Dariono also stated that the ministry was in coordination with the Attorney General to prosecute the act of Environmental Crime carried out by the two companies.

“We also work together with a team of experts from Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), witnesses from the ground was kept invited, so we hope this will be finalised as soon as possible,” said Dariono.[]

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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.

5 responses to “Ministry of Environment Will Sue Two Companies in Tripa”

  1. Judy says :

    At last!Let this be a landmark case for corrupt Palm oil companies to take notice of.The two companies mentioned(I’m sure there are more than two operating illegally at this time???!!!!)Must be fined heavily & forced to pay maximum compensation for their wrong doings to show that the Ministry of Enviroment must be taken seriously & therefore other companies who think they can flount the law without redress will be made to think twice!Whilst I am delighted this has happened,I fear that the fines will be paltry & no other punishment given-making this case, which should stand as a detterent, is laughed upon-hopefully the Minister is not just bowing to public pressure and promising everything and delivering nothing………….I will wait with fingers crossed for a speedy,successful result!

  2. Keith Robson says :

    If this really happens it may change the palm oil industries attitude to the environment and the law. . But having seen and heard these empty threats before I doubt anything will come of it

    • endoftheicons says :

      One thing is for sure, nothing would have even come of it had we just stood back and watched as Tripa burnt, but we didn’t just watch, or monitor, we took action, and we’re not about to stop now.

      • Judy says :

        I love you guys!POSITIVE all the way!love it love it!You have done so much,you won’t ever give up-Thank you so much!:-x

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