InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU - At Lobby Hotel Grand Elite Pekanbaru, Chairman of Gabungan Aksi Mahasiswa Alumni Riau (GAMARI), Larshen Yunus responded to over compliment from certain groups about thousand hectares of palm oil plantation development in the province, Friday (17/12/2021)
He said, the plantations in Riau are not as good as the reality. It seems, the compliment to the largest plantations in the province may mean that the plantations play important roles to the local people in 12 districts/cities.
“It is nothing. Riau is like a step mother. The physics (plantations) are in Riau but the souls are in other places,” he said to InfoSAWIT.
The alumnus of Sekolah Vokasi Mediator Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta said that the plantations mostly belong to others - out of Riau, both personally and groups or corporates.
The anti-corruption activist thought, the plantations in Riau are imagination. The better or worse fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price never has something to do with the economic situation in the province.
“The compliment to palm oil plantations in Riau is overreacted. I think, certain sides that have intention will do it. It may seem luxurious but the cash flows away. The owners mostly stay, live out of Riau,” he said.
According to the investigation, it is revealed that the plantation owners mostly live in North Sumatera, South Sumatera, West Sumatera. “The point is that we have the physics,” he who graduated from University of Riau told.
He emphasized, the groups that always praise and are proud of palm oil should not be overreacted. In fact, the plantations do not increase the welfare of the people having Riau ID.
“Wallahuallam! Do not trust anything. It may seem luxurious but it is useless. Palm oil in Riau is about to see. They may be vast but the cash flows to other regions,” he said. (T2)