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Maymunah, Lubuk Mandarsah, Jambi Province, Indonesia

“We fight because once our parents were free to plant rice and rubber. In the past, we had no problem in our ancestral land. But after Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) came along, we were always faced with obstacles. Nowadays, every time we want to plant…men in uniforms arrive with  orders from APP. Their constant presence, day and night, has made it difficult for us to farm for subsistence. They tore down and burned our huts. We still fight every day. We don’t know when we will succeed but we will continue to fight until the end.”


Community members regularly face intimidation and harassment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) security guards when farming their land, reclaimed from the company’s plantation.

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