Set “No Harvest” Sign for Having No Final Decision between People and Company

Set “No Harvest” Sign for Having No Final Decision between People and Company

InfoSAWIT, KAPUAS HULU – The conflict between the people and palm oil company keeps happening. The latest was that a company did not come in the meeting with Tim Pembina Pembangunan Perkebunan Kabupaten (TP3K) Kapuas Hulu, Wednesday (18/01/2023). Because of its absence, the villagers of Bukit Penai, Sub district of Silat Hilir, District of Kapuas Hulu set a sign ‘No Harvest’ at the plantations of PT. Riau Agrotama Plantation (RAP), Thursday (19/01/2023).

Prior Chairman of TP3K Kapuas Hulu who is also the Secretary of District of Kapuas Hulu, Mohd Zaini said that in some meetings together with the villagers of Bukit Penai, there was no activity in the plantations where there has no memorandum of understanding (MoU). “That is right that they set the sign,” Mohd Zaini said, as quoted from Ruai TV.

Head of Plantation, Food and Plantation Agency District of Kapuas Hulu, Paskalis Shap mentioned that the villagers do not complain the whole plantations. They got issue in the spot where there has no MoU still. “According to the previous meeting, to get conducive situation, the area having no MoU there should not be activity to harvest fresh fruit bunch (FFB),” Paskalis Shap told.

He also told the district mediated the villagers with PT. RAP. There has been formulation about MoU to be discussed to solve the issue.

“From November 2022, the draft of MoU had been handed over to the company but until now there is no response from PT RAP while the villages wait for certainty,” he said.

Paskalis Shap also told, there were some things to do to communicate with PT. RAP but there is nothing at all. District of Kapuas Hulu would do anything to meet with the directors of PT. RAP. On 31 January 2023 his side would meet the two parties.. (T2)