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Pak Musri Naoli, Director of WALHI Jambi 2012-2016, (Friends of the Earth - Jambi Province, Indonesia)

“The commitments Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced in February 2013 attracted worldwide attention, but the company...is covered in blood and has numerous conflicts in many places…The companies with commitments must respect Indigenous people and their land, and resolve any conflicts. But most importantly, they must ensure that the processes are conducted fairly, and that the community can gain access to the land they claim as their customary land.”

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In 2013, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) responded to years of public pressure regarding its legacy of land grabbing and human rights abuses and promised to resolve land conflicts with communities. To date, there are hundreds of community conflicts like those with Lubuk Mandarsah that remain unresolved.

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