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Story Publication logo September 14, 2020

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry Wins Over Forest Burners, Unfortunately Only on Paper (bahasa Indonesia)

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Fire tower guarding over peatland. Image by Slamet Mulyadi/Shutterstock. Indonesia, 2019.
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The fires that destroyed 1.53 million hectares of Indonesia’s forests and land in 2019 were...

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Fires in Indonesia. Image by daus85/Shutterstock. Indonesia, undated.
Fires in Indonesia. Image by daus85/Shutterstock. Indonesia, undated.

Bambang Hero Saharjo still remembers clearly the land and forest fires that burned Bumi Mekar Hijau’s (BMH) concession land in Ogan Komering Ilir, South Sumatra, six years ago. The fires ravaged a 20,000-hectare area.

The wood supplier for Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas—a business group owned by tycoon Eka Tjipta Widjaja, who died at the age of 97 years old early last year—has been sued twice.

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