On August 29, 2023, the Marind tribe from the Samkakai clan conducted “Palang Adat“, a customary sanction on PT Dongin Prabhawa, because the Samkakai clan suspected that the company had planted outside the HGU boundary.
Representatives of the 4 clans shared the results of an agreement made by the customary communities: a demand for payment of symbolic money (uang atribut adat) in cash.
Based on the clans’ demands, PT DP proposed alternative solutions to the issue by giving symbolic money or the employment of Leonardus Samkakai as a tree management team leader.
On September 1, 2023, PT DP along with the Samkakai, Ndiwaen Haikai, Kaize, and Mahuze Tagaepe clans agreed to resolve the issue peacefully and signed an agreement letter in which the clans agreed to receive symbolic money of IDR 100,000,000 (one hundred million rupiahs) from PT DP.
PT DP has conducted thorough inspections related to the HGU boundary and will report the results to relevant institutions in accordance with the regulations.