Entries by Novri Auliansyah

Civil Society Coalition Demands That MUFG and Bank Danamon Be Held Accountable for Forest Destruction, Climate Crisis and Human Rights Violation in Indonesia

  Bank Danamon becomes MUFG’s subsidiary that is exempted from MUFG’s new palm oil and forestry policies, impairing the quality of its Annual Sustainability Report and its Sustainable Finance Action Plan   Jakarta, 5 April 2021 – A civil society coalition is staging a protest in front of a branch office of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial […]

updated Consumer Goods Forum letter

Dear Members of the Consumer Goods Forum: Ten years ago, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) made a commitment to end deforestation in member companies’ supply chains by 2020, with an emphasis on high-risk commodities such as soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper. In 2014, additional companies joined this pledge as part of the […]

Suspected to be Partly Responsible for the Death of Marius Betera: PT Tunas Sawa Erna Must Remedy and Mitigate Human Rights Abuses

On May 16, 2020, a member of the Indonesian Police, Brigadier Police Melkianus Yowei (MY) assaulted and tortured a civilian Indigenous Papuan named Marius Betera (MB) until he was severely   injured   and   subsequently   died   from   the   assault.   The   violence   and   torture committed  by  Brigadier  Police  MY  happened  at  the  office  of  palm  oil  plantation  (POP) […]

Statemen Letter on the Violence in Palm Oil Plantation PT. Tunas Sawa Erma, Jair District, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua Province

On May 16, 2020 , an Indonesian police officer, on behalf of police Brig Melkianus Yowei (MY), used physical violence against an indigenous Papuan civilian named Marius Betera (MB) to which resulted in MB’s death. The location of the violence took place at the office of the oil palm plantation company PT Tunas Sawa Erma […]

Financiers’ risks in the Indonesian pulp & paper sector

Group of CSOs and local communities from Riau, Jambi, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and Merauke district (West Papua) planned a national action to stop deforestation and forest degradation caused by the pulp & paper industry. The fundamental goal of this national action is to achieve good governance in timber […]

State-Owned and Foreign and National Private Banks Exposed to Forest and Land Fires

17 holding groups controlling forest-burner companies have received at least US$19.2 billions in corporate loans and underwriting facilities since 2015. Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) has sealed off 64 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan involved in forest and land fires in 2019. An investigation by TuK INDONESIA (Perkumpulan Transformasi untuk Keadilan) finds out […]