• Petitioning Sompie Singal

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Vice Regent of North Minahasa
Sompie Singal
Governor of North Sulawesi
Sinyo Harry Sarundajang
President of the Republic of Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Jero Wacik
Marine Program Director - Conservation International
Dr. Tiene Gunawan
Marine Program Director - WWF
Wawan Ridwan
Dr. Stacey Tighe
Maurice Knight
Tristam Perry
USAID
Alfred Nakatsuma
USAID
Harry Lipper
USAID
Katherine O Valdez
USAID
Renerio Acosta
Ditjen Pulau-Pulau Kecil KKP
Agus Dermawan
Operational Director WWF Indonesia
Nazir Foead
WWF Indonesia
Veda Santiadji
USAID - RDM Asia/REO
Winston Bowman
WWF Indonesia
Lida Pet Soede
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Gov. @Sarundajang2014 & Bupati Sompie Singal: No mining on small islands. Save Bangka – North Sulawesi!

    1. Kaka Slank
    2. Petition by

      Kaka Slank

      Jakarta, Indonesia

I first heard about the mining plan of PT MMP in Bangka Island, early 2013 when I went there for the 2nd time. Chit-chat after diving. I jumped out of my seat and said NO WAY!!! Neveeeerrr!!

(Click here for Indonesian version!)

The 1st time I went to Bangka Island was my diving trip to Manado. The plan was to go diving in Bunaken, Manado Tua, and Lembeh. But my friend said “you gotta go to Bangka!” I directly thought of Bangka-Belitung. It turns out, it was close to Manado! ;) I went there straight away! That was March 2012

Now, I’ve been there 4 times! The nature is amazing! The underwater is one of the best, the soft coral makes the color of the sea bright blue. And its a small island! Based on the regulations*, any island under 200.000 hectares cannot be mined. And this is only 4700 hectares! So the mining plan of PT MMP (Mikgro Metal Perdana) is obviously illegal!

The Governor of North Sulawesi likes to claim that he is the “Green Governor”! Vice regent Sompie Singal also has to be responsible for this! I started this petition to push them to stop the mining, and save the island!

Last time I went there was Eid Mubarak. I went around the villages (which I didn’t think I was gonna go there). After having conversations with the locals, my God, they have been there for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years.

Almost 100% of the locals are against the mining plan. They are fighting (as much as they can) so that there wont be mining in Bangka Island. They fully understand that it could ruin the ocean, and eventually their source of life and income as fishermen. They also know that with the shape of the island it could very well break and sink. 

# It would be disastrous if mining came to that island. # Lets move forward. Don’t be afraid. Don’t retreat. Tell your friends to support this petition and say no to PT MMP’s mining in Bangka Island!

From the environmental point of view: the waste would be overwhelming, from the rivers to the sea. The coral reefs would be destroyed, and the fish will dissapear. 

From the social side: Automatically, if the fish are gone, the livelihood of the community (as most are fishermen will be gone too! Not to mention the tremendous amount of eviction that will happen, who knows to where. All your life you live in your home, then suddenly you’re forced to move and start all over again. 

Thats why it’s important that we support Bangka Island and its inhabitants. Now its Bangka, next its other islands, before you know it our entire nature will be destroyed!

# Thank you for supporting #SaveBangkaIsland

Kaka “Slank”

 

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*Related regulations:

— UU No. 27/2007 on Small Islands and Coastal Region Management. Bans mining activities for any islands smaller than 200.000 hectares

— UU No. 24/2007 on Disaster Management. Obligating vice regents to do a Disaster Risk Analysis for mining plans

— UU No. 32/2009 on Environmental protection and management. Obligating vice regents to do a strategic environmental study for spatial utilization. AMDAL documents needs to be a requirement for giving a permit for mining companies, and it needs to officially be open to the public

— UU No. 14/2008 on Public Information Transparency. Obligating vice regents to not omit information regarding policies on mining companies (such as PT Mikgro Metal Perdana)

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Social Media Campaign #SaveBangkaIsland

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Joint campaign: Kaka SLANK, Greenpeace, Change.org, WALHI Friends of the Earth Indonesia, AMMALTA Aliansi Masyarakat Menolak Limbah Tambang, 
LMND Liga Mahasiswa Nasional untuk Demokrasi Sulut & Tunas Hijau.

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    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Monika Kolacek-Kern KREUZLINGEN, SWITZERLAND
      • 20 days ago

      For the People of Bangka and surrounding Islands, the marine life of North Sulawesi, the economic and ecological strategy of Indonesia, the fight of Democracy versus corruption worldwide, our future - my love of the sea.

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    • Patrick McDonald NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 26 days ago

      Pulau terlalu kecil. Island too small.

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    • Simon Still MAKASSAR, INDONESIA
      • 26 days ago

      Used to work up there in a Christian self-proclaimed international school; never seen so much hypocrisy and corruption and despoiling of rich children! Corrupt education is where adults doing avaricious business with no decency or moral or ethical compass begins. I hope the petition works and I hope the morally and lawfully corrupt perps go down hard.

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      • about 1 month ago

      Pulau Bangka terlalu berharga untuk dijual murah kepada orang bisnes

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    • Stephanie Sim BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Environmental

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