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Villagers face off against palm oil firm’s bulldozers

Villagers in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province are squaring off against palm oil company’s bulldozers in an ongoing land rights dispute which some observers fear may become violent. PT Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa has moved into the forests around Muara Tae, and has started clearing land for palm oil production

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Community struggles to save threatened forests in Indonesia

Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, President of EIA's Indonesian partner Telapak, describes a local community's struggle to protect its forests. Despite local opposition, Palm Oil company PT Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa has entered the forest of the Muara Tae village in Indonesia and has started clearing land with bulldozers.