Residents report council member
PEKANBARU: Upset with a Pekanbaru councillor who has allegedly expropriated their land, residents of Setukul, Tenayan Indah, reported the case to the police on Friday.
According to local people, the Golkar councillor, Arbaini, has taken over 300 hectares of their land. The land, they say, has been in their families for generations, and is used for rubber plantations.
"Suddenly, the land now belongs to this councillor. We won't accept it," said Sumadi, one of the residents.
He said the land had recently been given by Arbaini to the Pekanbaru municipal administration, which plans to use it for the construction of the Siak III bridge. -- JP