On 18 July 2019, Mighty Earth released the Rapid Response Report 17. The report mentioned that between 22 September 2018 and 5 July 2019, a total of 167 ha were prepared for clearance in PT Putra Katingan Pratama (PT PKP), a subsidiary of Kirana Megatara of clearing 56 ha of forest between 5 January 2019 and 29 June 2019.
According to the report, KM sell all its palm oil production to PT Etam Bersama Lestari and Pt Dwiwira Lestari Jaya, a subsidiary of Triputra Agro Persada (TAP). TAP is one of Apical’s suppliers.
Apical demanded a clarification from TAP on the allegation.
TAP responded that PT PKP business core is rubber.
AS PT TAP confirmed that PT PKP is different entity with separate management.