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Central Kalimantan Police Department: Escalate Security to Prevent Palm Oil Stealing



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Central Kalimantan Police Department: Escalate Security to Prevent Palm Oil Stealing

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Central Kalimantan Police Department and Task force of Social Conflict intensively secured palm oil plantations in the province to prevent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) stealing by having the regular patrol and active socialization with the local.

Chief of Central Kalimantan Police Department, Irjen. Pol. Djoko Poerwanto, said that FFB pillage cases significantly decreased since the patrol that both institutions conducted. The two directly got field visit to check and deliver understanding for the local.

“We keep suggesting the people not to get involve in FFB stealing or pillage and should maintain conducive situation,” Djoko Poerwanto said in a public discussion in Jakarta, as InfoSAWIT quoted from Antara, Monday (24/6/2024).

Besides having patrol, the two actively socialized the Regulation of Minister of Agriculture Number 18/2021 about Fasilitasi Pembangunan Kebun Masyarakat (FPKM). This is about to deliver understanding for the people not to mistinerpret the regulation that could raise polemic in the society.

But, Djoko acknowledged, the difficult social, economic condition of the people sometimes for them to get the shot cut by taking advantages on information which is not socialized well.

Just like the way to prevent (FFB stealing), Central Kalimantan Police Department also secured 13 men that as the suspect in FFB stealing and the evidences in Kotawaringin Barat, Central Kalimantan Province in May 2024. To confirm the future security, 358 police persons and 86 army persons were ordered to maintain security in the regency.

Djoko emphasized, it would be significant to collaborate among the stakeholders, planters, local figures, and religious figures to create safe, comfort, and conducive environment in the province. This strategy should minimize the potential of social conflicts that could happen. (T2)


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