In January 2018, the Governor of South Kalimantan one Sahbirin Noor decided to revoke the mining business permit (IUP) of three subsidiaries of Sebuku Group. The companies, represented by Yusril Ihza Mahendra, questioned the decision at the Banjarmasin State Administrative Court (PTUN Banjarmasin), and the PTUN eventually published an interlocutory decisions to delay the implementation of the Governor’s. Local media outlets reported that a witness who was supposed to testify for the group was arrested by the police. Separately, the Meulaboh District Court granted the lawsuit filed by PT Kallista Alam, a palm oil plantation company located in the “Leuser Ecosystem” in Nagan Raya, Aceh. This is strange given that the Company had already been deemed guilty for damaging the environment by the Supreme Court.To subscribe please click here