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Agrarian Conflict Killed Farmers of Suku Anak Dalam in Jambi

Land confiscation, agrarian conflicts and violence against Suku Anak Dalam (Kubu tribe) in Jambi has continued since December 7, 2013 until this March 2014. Approximately 700 of their huts has been demolished by security forces and PT Asiatik Persada, a Malaysian-owned palm oil company that claimed approximately 27,150 hectares of land there.

According to the Consortium for Agrarian Reform, more than 3,000 people of Suku Anak Dalam in since then were driven from their ancestral lands, and they can not go home again. Secretary general of the consortium, Iwan Nurdin, stated that on January 8, 2014, thousands of Suku Anak Dalam refugees ever expelled from Jambi provincial government offices.

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