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Mohammad Jais, Sekato Jaya farmers’ group in Lubuk Mandarsah, Jambi Province, Indonesia

“We want our customary land that we have reoccupied to be returned to us....If the company wants to resolve this conflict, all it has to do is simply give us back our land.”


In 2013, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia’s largest paper company, responded to years of public pressure regarding its legacy of land grabbing and human rights abuses with promises to resolve land conflicts with communities. To date, there are hundreds of community conflicts, like the conflict with Lubuk Mandarsah, that remain unresolved.

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