EoF News (PEKANBARU)—Former Riau Forestry Service Head was sentenced to 5-year imprisonment last week by Anti-Corruption Court for receiving bribes from pulpwood plantation companies within 2002-2005 which caused the State loss amount to Rp 889.2 billion (US$ 98.8 million).
PEKANBARU (EoF News)— The Ministry of Forestry allowed pulp and paper industry to source its raw material from natural forest that annulled the government’s scenario to end the sourcing by year 2009 as a Minister of Forestry Decree stipulated in 2004.
JAKARTA, 7 August 2008 (AFP) - Environmental group Greenpeace hung a banner reading "Stop Deforestation" on the Indonesian forestry ministry Wednesday and called for a moratorium on palm oil concessions on forested land.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)—A former Riau Forestry Service head insisted on a corruption trial in Corruption Crime Court in Jakarta last week that he just signed logging license of Annual Working Plan (RKT) for companies and handed over the responsibility to his subordinates.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)—Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named three former Riau Forestry Service Heads suspects of misusing logging licenses for forestry companies in Pelalawan District, media reports said today.