Last Week, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 8/2018. This Inpres requires all State officials to stop the expansion of oil palm plantations temporarily (moratorium) and to evaluate oil palm plantations. This Inpres was signed in the midst of criticisms that the Government is only focused on distributing land certificates and is not serious in handling agrarian problems as a whole.

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