INSIGHT: SOUTHEAST ASIA - Residents forced from Indonesian island to make way
27 September 2023
The opening of the Xinyi Glass factory moved says the relocations are necessary to proceed with one step closer to fruition in July after the company construction and has offered relocation packages to signed a memorandum of understanding with the those impacted. [...] To protest the forced relocation, approximately 1,000 people staged a demonstration on September 11 in front of the offices of Batam Free Trade Zone and Free Port Authority (BP Batam), the government body spearheading the project’s development. [...] Since and the quartz sand processing plant could lead to the early 2000s, residents in the area have claimed excessive water usage and the overexploitation of sand customary ownership of the land. [...] The regional on the island, damaging the local environment. [...] the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights In addition, the government is providing fishing boats and several civil society organizations have criticized not and equipment, as fishing is a major source of many only the government’s handling of the protests, but also residents’ livelihoods.