Samsung partnership with Korindo ignites another fire scandal
By Deborah Lapidus Tuesday 4 July 2017
Because controversies about exploding phones and corruption weren’t enough, Samsung has entered into a joint venture with deforestation-linked Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo, reveals Mighty Earth’s Deborah Lapidus.
Forest clearance in Korindo's PT Papua Agro Lestari concession in Papua, Indonesia. Image: Mighty
Samsung has been found offering bribes to discourage efforts to claim communal rights to the land, paying certain community members to spy on their neighbors and report back.