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The Difficult Task of Collecting Compensation for Environmental Damage

Monday, May 27, 2024

At least Rp20.7 trillion in fines for land and forest fires are not collected. The government is prepared to forcibly seize assets.

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Ravaging fire in Kepau Baru village, Meranti Islands, 2014. Riau Walhi Doc. . tempo : 172147843837.

THE sago plantation behind Acat’s house has grown lush and dense. The three to four-meter tall sago plants stand tightly packed on ground covered with ferns. On Wednesday afternoon, May 8, Acat—who was appointed as the head of Kepau Baru village, Tebing Tinggi Timur subdistrict, Meranti Islands Regency, Riau, in 2019—was relaxing with his wife on their porch.

“We have been replanting the sago gradually. In the past t


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Agoeng Wijaya and Richaldo Hariandja (Pekanbaru) contributed to this report. 

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