Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
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Friday, 13 August 2010
film and report, "Rogue Traders") smuggling large volumes of merbau wood out of Papua and Indonesia give some valuable insight into the realities of the timber trade in Papua. Three major lessons include:
- Papua province's log shipment controls are not being implemented;
- Criminal traders bribe the military to act as security when buying logs to be shipped out of Papua;
- Forestry, customs and other officials in Makassar, including members of the security apparatus must be systematically bribed with $15,000 for each barge of logs arriving from Papua province.