WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With Indonesian government officials and political analysts, such as provincial legislator Basuki Eka Purnama and the University of Indonesia’s Boni Hargens, providing further evidence of Greenpeace’s unfounded claims about their country, the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) applauded their efforts to set the record straight concerning the environmental organization’s colonial campaigning.
“New reports of growing opposition to Greenpeace by leading government officials and analysts inside Indonesia reinforce a main CAGP principle – the primary motive of Greenpeace and its allies is to restrict economic development and slander businesses in Southeast Asia that are a threat in the open market to Western companies. Greenpeace’s use of fake data, double standards and slanderous acts on behalf of foreigners is not only harming Indonesia’s reputation and economic growth, but also is enough to warrant expulsion from Indonesia,” said Frontiers of Freedom President George Landrith, a member of CAGP.
CAGP also applauds Syarif Hidayatullah’s new book, Revealing Greenpeace’s Lies, for revealing the organization’s role as a conduit for foreigners to stifle Indonesian business. Refuting Greenpeace’s modern, “Green” imperialism, Hidayatullah highlights the “Black Campaigns” foreigners are waging at the behest of foreign financial institutions and their wealthy, biased donors, such as the Dutch Postcode Lottery, which is now under investigation by the Dutch Parliament for providing monies to extremist groups. These campaigns amount to the use of falsified information in a brazen attempt to halt Indonesia’s forestry and agricultural businesses.
Landrith continued, “Syarif Hidayatullah makes the case against Greenpeace’s pro-poverty initiatives in Indonesia, highlighting how the group’s activities seek to limit the job-creating and wealth-generating capabilities of local communities. He is right to call for Greenpeace to be sued at the very least, and ideally, barred from operating in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. In addition, as he underscores, it is appalling how Greenpeace pressures lenders to refuse loans to Indonesian industries. Hopefully the Indonesian Government decides to prohibit Greenpeace from working in its country. If so, it would serve its citizens and businesses well.”
The Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) educates and activates concerned citizens in response to costly collaboration between environmentalists, protectionist industries, big labor unions and retail companies. CAGP is an action-oriented alliance of advocacy groups that promotes economic growth and pro-consumer policies across the world.