A demand letter from Yunus Kamuyen, Petrus Ndiwaen, Oktovianus Kaize, Mariana Dinaulik, Datus, Elisabeth Ndiwaen, Demianus Kamuyen, and Andreas Mahuze.

On July 18, 2022, a demonstration against the company management occurred in the front yard of PT Dongin Prabhawa Head Office proposing the following demands:

  1. The status of customary land shall be given back to the community (village owners) under the full responsibility of the government of Republic of Indonesia.
  2. Demanding PT Dongin Prabhawa to change its management’s ideology from Communism to Pancasila.
  3. Village owners are treated in accordance with the objective of the Republic of Indonesia that is to give prosperity to the indigenous people.
  4. All managers and employees are replaced and there must be a village manager who manages the interests concerning land and indigenous peoples.
  5. Building dormitories for students in city districts and capital.
  6. Providing land, sea, river and air transports.
  7. Repairing, improving and building roads and bridges in the village area near the company area.
  8. Demanding immediate realization of the distribution of 20% plasma plantation revenue.
  9. Cooperatives shall become independent from the company.
  10. Building a waste management facility and the waste products are managed by indigenous communities (Tuan Dusun).
  11. Providing operational vehicles to indigenous peoples (Tuan Dusun).
  12. Providing incentives and operational vehicles to indigenous peoples and religious leaders.
  13. Providing incentives to honorary teachers and medical staffs.
  14. Providing health services through the Mobile Clinic service (Puskesmas Keliling, Pusling).
  15. Accepting male and female employees from 5 villages with a percentage of 50%.
  16. Accepting and providing trainings to village leaders in various situations.
  17. Demanding the company to pay compensation at once and bank interest in the amount of 100 billion (30% and 70%).
  18. The price shall be increased from IDR 1,000 to IDR 5,000 per ton (fresh fruit bunches weight).
  19. Building training facilities for indigenous women, sending young people to participate in trainings concerning cooperative, handicraft and small business.
  20. Other matters that are not included will be discussed later, and demanding the use of a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) system instead of a CSC (Corporate Social Commitment).
  • On July 26, 2022 PT Dongin Prabhawa commissioned AZ Law Office & Conflict Resolution Center (AZ Law) to verify and mediate the case as an independent 3rd party mediator.
  • On July 29, 2022, a meeting was held in Merauke between AZ Law and complainants. The complainants agreed to the following:
    1. To accept AZ Law as a facilitator/mediator.
    2. To resolve 18 complaints (point 1-16, 19-20) through an evaluation meeting by the committee(representatives from PT DonginPrabhawa and 17 indigenous clans) according to the collective agreement made on April 20, 2021.
    3. To resolve 2 complaints (point 17, 18) separately because they are not included in the collective agreementmade on April 20, 2021.
  • On August 3, 2022, the pre-evaluation meeting was held by the committee and the same agreement was reached at this meeting on the matters agreed on July 29, 2022, between AZ Law and complainants.
  • On August 6, 2022, a meeting was held between representatives of PT Dongin Prabhawa and complainants, the meeting resulted in all parties agreed that the 2 complaints (points 17 and 18) which were not included in the collective agreement were closed through this meeting.
  • On 20 – 21 August, 2022, the evaluation meeting was held by the committee (representatives from PT DonginPrabhawa and 17 indigenous clans) to discuss the settlement of complaints included in the collective agreement. The results are as follows:
    1. All parties agreed to the evaluation results of the collective agreement implementation.
    2. All parties agreed to continuously communicate and coordinate through quarterly evaluation meetings.
    3. All parties agreed that the committee (representatives from PT Dongin Prabhawa and 17 indigenous clans) is responsible for disseminating the evaluation results to related parties.
    4. All parties agreed not to accept any complaints raised by any parties other than 17 indigenous clans against the collective agreement.