Rogue Palm Oil Company, Fearing Negative Ruling, Initiates Conflict with Indonesian Court
15 November 2013 - MEDAN, NORTH SUMATRA. A large demonstration initiated by controversial palm oil company Pt Kalista Alam, who is accused of illegally destroying some of the world’s most important remaining orangutan habitat on the west coast of Sumatra, has disrupted the Meulaboh district court today where the Indonesian Ministry of Environment is prosecuting the company for environmental crimes. The potentially precedent-setting case has received international attention and is being monitored closely by NGOs, scientists, the government and industry alike.
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