Tony Wenas, RAPP president and managing director of Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) Indonesia said RAPP and its subsidiaries do not burn the land.
"To my knowledge there is not," Tony said when contacted by BBC Indonesia via telephone, Tuesday (9/15).
"Until now, we have not been there ... if we are not a subsidiary of any investigation," added Tony.
Tony delivered after previous denials, Made Ali, head of the Riau Forest Rescue Network (Jikalahari) said that RAPP and APRIL involved in the burning of land in Riau
"(Land owned) RAPP with approximately 83 subsidiaries, for example, PT Sumatera Riang Lestari, we found burned. In 2015, 2014 and 2013," Made said Ali. "There was a fire in the concession. Is that the land intentionally burned or not, which obviously should not be any fire in the concession," said Made Ali. Mentioned that PT Sumatera Riang Lestari, has become a suspect in 2013, but its completion is not known.
However the BBC, Tony Wenas denied. He mentioned, PT Sumatera Riang Lestari is not a subsidiary of RAPP. RAPP is one of the largest pulp and paper in Indonesia. Tony Wenas confirmed that it has a preventive measure to tackle fires. RAPP has a program Free Fire Village Program to foster the villages around the area Kerinci, Riau. "We are preparing an incentive for them. For example, if in the village did not happen during this summer's fires, then they would we give incentives, as many as 100 million in the form of the program," said Tony.
Riau province designated as emergency smoke after a three-week siege by the smoke from forest fires and land. To cope with forest fires, the government sent more than 1,000 members of the military to fight fires in