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Indonesia update

Published by MAC on 2007-03-22

Indonesia update

22nd March 2007

The protracted Indonesian government case against Newmont is drawing to a close, as the prosecution expresses "confidence" that the US company will be found guilty of polluting Buyat Bay. Meanwhile, WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) has lodged a second civil law suit against Newmont.

UK-listed Archipelago Resources plc is "under suspicion" by a North Sulawesi NGO of causing a spate of pollution on the island.

While the government two weeks ago said it was halting export of granite to Singapore, pressure from the Singapore authorities has persuaded it to relax the ban .

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