Law Journal: PT Kallista Alam’s Case, and Atlas Resources’ Lawsuit

Before the 2015 forest fires happened, the Government of Indonesia has been suing the parties suspected of involvement in causing (or negligent in preventing the spread of) forest fires. One case in particular occurred in Aceh where the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kemen-LHK) demanded PT Kallista Alam to take responsibility for its negligence back in 2012. The Ministry won the lawsuit to the stage of Reconsideration in the Supreme Court in 2017 and the verdict should have been legally binding. But to this day, the Meulaboh District Court have not executed the verdict. In Jakarta, we previously reported that PT Atlas Resources Tbk (ARII) filed a tort lawsuit against Noble Group Limited (SGX: CGP), its CEO, and several other parties. On April 2, 2018, ARII’s legal counsel published an announcement regarding the lawsuit on a national newspaper.

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