Pekanbaru, 22 November 2017
30 Indonesian NGO’s spreads into provinces Riau, Jambi, Sumatera Selatan, Sumatera Utara, Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Timur, Gorontalo, DKI Jakarta, West Java, East Kalimantan Timur and West Kalimantan send a letter to 20 Banks in China and Europe. This letter is sent in response to the current situation of PT RAPP cancellation, continuing PT RAPP (APRIL main supplier) poor adherence to Indonesia regulation regarding peat protection and management. The disobedience has added the list of APRIL violation to Indonesia’s regulation and rules which has happened in the past to date. These violations of Indonesia regulation includes peat destruction, communities livelihood, fires, social conflict and endangering the climate. Those organizations urge APRIL buyer and banks to support The Government of Indonesia as well as affected communities and ecosystems by not supporting APRIL and disengaging from any existing support to the company. We also urge all buyers not to purchase from APRIL until it definitely stops all destructive practices, improves seriously its management practices, follows all relevant regulations, and remedy past and ongoing harm to communities and the environment.