Waringin Agro Jaya

Illegal land clearing: Indonesia orders four firms to stop work

Date of Release: 
Sep 23 2015

Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Ministry has suspended the operations of three plantation companies and revoked the business licence of a fourth over illegal land- clearing practices, which have led to forest fires and haze in recent weeks.

South Sumatra-based palm oil companies Tempirai Palm Resources and Waringin Agro Jaya, as well as Riau's Langgam Inti Hibrindo were ordered to cease operations on September 21, while Hutani Sola Lestari, a wood pulp firm, also based in Riau, had its licence revoked.

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