Land dispute

paxpopulusIssues over land rights are very complex, and even more sensitive. Many lessons were learned, by all parties involved, in the conflict between Sarawak tribes at Long Teran Kenan and the neigboring Pelita palm plantation, partly owned by IOI Group. Like many other, this case is an explosive mixture of mistrust, legitimate anger, local politics, cultural traditions, impatience and legal powerplay. “Most probably, everybody is somewhat right”, is one of the wisest things said about the case. To help settle the case, Hidde worked as a true dilomat with RSPO, IOI, involved NGO’s and mediator Pax Populus.