After nearly a year of investigation, in July 2016 the Riau Regional Police (Polda Riau) decided to issue a Warrant for the Termination of Investigation (SP3) to 15 companies with plantation and forestry license that were previously accused of being the perpetrators of the 2015 forest fires. Many quickly expressed their disappointment, especially remembering that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had clearly promised firm punishment for the perpetrator of what was considered to be the worst forest fire in Indonesia’s history. That said, the objections seem to have waned, perhaps because of the flurry of other issues that has come since. So where are we today with this issue? Has the SP3 closed the chapter? To subscribe please click here