Conflict in the Untan Production Forest Area (bahasa Indonesia)

Advocating for his land rights, Abdul Hadi, head of RT Dusun Kopiang, shows the Land and Building Tax Payable Tax Return. Image by Arief Nugroho/Pontianak Post. Indonesia.

“We are like riding on our own land,” Abdul Hadi, a resident of Kopiang Subvillage, Mandor Village, Mandor Subdistrict, Landak District, said when he met with the Pontianak Post at his residence in early October 2020.

His expression was not without reason. According to him, the struggle of Kopiang Subvillagers to get recognition of their customary rights has almost vanished due to the status of the area.

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