For more than a year, the police have focused on responding to reports on crimes related to refined sugar trade. In 2017 the police named two suspects from two different companies, one of them was convicted in mid-2018. Last month, in response to a number of reports submitted by sugar cane farmers under the auspices of the Indonesian Sugar Cane Farmer (Aptri) organization, the police announced that they had named three other suspects related to a similar case. At the time of the incident, one of the suspects was a director at PT Permata Dunia Sukses Utama (PDSU), a company affiliated with PT FKS Multi Agro Tbk (FISH)—PDSU announced his dismissal last week.

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