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Encyclopedia > Lubukpakam

Lubukpakam is the regional capital of the regency of Deli Sedang. Situated about some 32Km from the north-east coast of Sumatra and some 32Km west of Medan - the provincial capital of Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra)

The area supports large plantation for London Sumatra, who's notable claim to fame lately is in it's confrontation with local villagers who want their land back. http://londonsumatra.unveiled.info

A leading oil palm company "PT London Sumatra", with backing from Cadbury's and Deutsche Bank, are currently intimidating a local community which is fighting for the return of their forest lands.

The villagers of Pergulaan have peacefully sought to regain 169 hectares of land which was stolen from them years ago to create an oil palm plantation.

In the last few months (June 2004) it is aledged that Lonsum has dug a massive ditch, 6 metres deep and 4 wide, around the village to cut off the protesting villagers.

The most recent reports are that militias have been sent to violently silence the villagers.]

  Results from FactBites:
Police Chief: Handle The Hamstering Case Of Kerosene -- Rabu, 29 Maret 2000 (1050 words)
The mob calmed down when local folk figures explained that there was no kerosene.
They had to wait until new supplies from the Pertamina Marketing Unit in Medan would arrive in Lubukpakam.
Among, the owner of the Sejarah shop explained to Kompas that his stock was exhausted after distribution of 15 ton on that day.
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