The battle to mine Indonesia's 'gold island' Sangihe – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

There is gold on Indonesia’s Sangihe island, and a Canadian-listed mining company has a permit to exploit it.

Environmentalists say the gold mine threatens the island’s ancient forests, which are home to endemic birds. Locals fear it will affect their water supply.

The BBC visited the remote island to see what’s at stake.

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7 comments

It’s coming Rome July 22, 2021 - 6:03 PM

They will come where money is they will always come

Ok Boomer! July 22, 2021 - 6:05 PM

The hell with the birds, let me dig that gold

cocktail 🍸 July 22, 2021 - 6:08 PM

go hilp

Finz 98 July 22, 2021 - 6:10 PM

"Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”

(1 Samuel 15:3)

Satyasya Satyasya July 22, 2021 - 6:11 PM

oh suuuure, yeh, thats just what the world needs. Half the earth is on fire, the other half is flooding but yeh, just destroy even more of it because ya know, F the planet and everyone on it right? Gotta make that money! Profit over planet and people, yeh?

Am I getting it right? Capitalism above all else even if it kills us, right?!

stoufer2000 July 22, 2021 - 6:12 PM

BBC chairman Richard Sharp supported the discredited islamophobic 'think tank' quilliam, that was also a source of reference material used by sionist funded 'tommy robinson'. This country has been taken over by minority persecuting sionist fascists. It has to stop.

Corrupt InternationalZionism July 22, 2021 - 6:15 PM

BBC chairman Richard Sharp promoted the islamophobic hate preaching 'think tank' quilliam that was also used as a source of reference by far right Zionist activist Tommy Robinson