Wood Export Conjuring Tricks
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Toba Pulp Lestari is suspected of manipulating documents for wood pulp exports to China to transfer the company’s profits offshore. Several media linked up in IndonesiaLeaks have been tracing the case for the past year.
A TRONTON dump truck crawled shakily on the Siborong-borong-Parapat road, in North Sumatra, last November. Traversing the trans-Sumatra road which hugs the Toba Lake, its load protected by orange-colored tarpaulin soared up to two meters high. The truck driver was on a 230-kilometer drive from the Toba Pulp Lestari plant in Porsea headed towards the Belawan Port in Medan. The trip takes some 10 hours.
Every day these heavily-loaded lon...
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