PEKANBARU (EoF News )– A farmer was shot to death by police during a bloody rally in Jambi’s river that protested Sinar Mas / Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) pulpwood supplier’s takeover of 7,224-hectare land in 2001 as claimed by Senyerang villagers.
(The Jakarta Globe, 9 June 2010)-- High hopes were raised that the Riau Police would be better able to combat rampant illegal logging in the province after a top police official serving with the Corruption Eradication Commission was appointed as the province’s chief.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)— The National Police Chief General Bambang Hendarso Danuri told House of Representatives’ Law Commission that decision to close Riau illegal logging cases is final despite there is still a chance to resume them if new evidence available and court orders it.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)— Chief of Riau Police reaffirmed yesterday his strong campaign against illegal logging practices in the province following critics uttered by local NGOs as well as report by media that the forest crime widespread due to loosening control by the police.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)—Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and Riau Police Office would synchronize efforts to tackle environmental crime inquiries in the province as the reshuffled chief of police met the popular institution early this week, reports said.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)—Riau Police Chief Brig.- Gen. Sutjiptadi is one of eight provincial police chiefs whom reshuffled recently amid fears that his replacement is caused by pressure from parties resenting probe of illegal logging in the province.
EoF News (Pekanbaru)--- President’s special team staff said Riau Police Office are allowed to probe some Riau officials over alleged illegal logging and corruption cases, despite there is no permit issued by from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Pekanbaru (EoF News)— The Indonesian Police warned that Riau’s natural forest might be gone within next 15 years as about 200,000 hectares of forest clearcut annually by logging practices, media reports said. At a hearing with House of Representatives’ Commission III on Monday (17/9/2007), Chief of Indonesian Police, General Sutanto, told that illegal logging legal processes in Riau are still underway, Tempo Interaktif website reported Monday. Sutanto said that not any authority can stop the police to probe the cases, Koran Tempo daily reported Tuesday (18/9).