Ihan Batak in a Eucalyptus Woods
Entangled in a conflict with Toba Pulp Lestari company, a customary tribe in North Tapanuli continues to fight for rightful ownership to their land. They are fearful of betraying their ancestors.
IT seems that whatever happens in Munich, Germany, it would have little impact on the lives of people in Sihaporas village in the Pamatangsidamanik subdistrict, Simalungun Regency, North Sumatra. With 10,000 kilometers separating the two places, news that Sukanto Tanoto purchased a luxurious building worth Rp6 trillion in faraway Europe did not reach the ears of the residents living in that remote corner of Porsea, Toba Regency.
Yet the li...