Riau Police name palm oil company executives suspects of forest fires

Riau Police name palm oil company executives suspects of forest fires

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-10-10 10:35

The Riau Police named executives of palm oil company PT Sumber Sawit Sejahtera as suspects of forest fires in Pelalawan regency, Riau, on Wednesday. The suspects, identified only as EDH and AOH, were the company’s president director and operations manager respectively. The police named them suspects after collecting evidence that showed their involvement in the Pelalawan forest fires. Previously, the Riau Police named PT Sumber Sawit Sejahtera a suspect for allegedly being responsible for the fires.   The forest fires were first detected in February and burned 155.2 hectares of oil palm field and forest within a month. Riau Police crime unit head AKBP Andri Sudarmadi said the police’s findings indicated that the company had neglected the fire and failed to anticipate it. “[The evidence] showed that the company didn't do anything ...

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