On 13 August 2019, Mighty Earth released the Rapid Response Report 18. The report alleged that between 27 March 2019 and 28 July 2019, a total of 12 ha of peat were developed in the PT Menteng Jaya Sawit Perdana (PT MJSP), a subsidiary of KLK Berhad. According to the report, KLK Berhad supplied to Apical from other mills but not directly from PT MJSP.
Apical demanded a clarification from KLK Berhad on the grievance case reported.
KLK Berhad clarified that PT MJSP is not in control of the alleged land clearing area as the land has been gazette by Ministry of Environment and Forestry as Community Forest Plantation area (Hutan Tanaman Rakyat) in 2016. According to KLK Berhad, it is development programme by local government for the community together with Gabungan Kelompok Tani Hutan (Gapoktan) and monitored by Forest Agency. KLK Berhad has updated the case in the grievance list under G06 which is available here.
Based on KLK grievance update, Mighty Earth has agreed to remove this case from the online version of the Rapid Response Palm Oil, Report 18 after received clarification from KLK. The case is no longer in the Rapid Response 18.