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Rudiansyah, Executive Director of WALHI Jambi, (Friends of the Earth - Jambi Province, Indonesia)

“The community has lived in the area for a long time, and they have their own systems in place and ways of taking back and cultivating their land...The commitment made by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) must have follow-through on the ground. I have not seen it going well on the ground. I agree with the farmers that they need land for their lives.”

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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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