Several sub-districts of Parigi Moutong (Parimo) Regency, Central Sulawesi, are resisting further oil palm developments in the regency. In 2016, at a hearing at the regency government, representatives from several sub-districts jointly demanded no more oil palm plantation permits to be granted and a revocation of existing permits. Despite the chairman of the parliament giving his word to explore the issue, the situation remains indifferent (1). The mobilization has mainly targeted the operations of PT Ampibabo Agro Lestari and PT Agri Toribulu Asri who administer 15,067 ha and 11,533 ha of oil palm plantations respectively, divided over the four sub-districts of Ampibabo, Toribulu, Siniu and Parigi Utara. Initially, the public discontent with the two companies concerned the fact that they started their operations without first undertaking an environmental impact assessment (in Indonesian: Analisa Menegenai Dampak Lingkungan (AMDAL)). However, as a result of public pressure and media attention, an AMDAL was carried out. The companies received a number of remarks and were forced to act in order not to lose their licenses (3). The PT Ampibabo Agro Lestari and PT Agri Toribulu Asri's permits issued by the Perimo Regent cover productive land belonging to community members, and the water intensive oil palm compromises the amount of water available to local people's rice plantations and worsens the cultivation conditions for other crops. Mobilization has been seen in the form of street protests, transmitting the message of oil palm being destructive to the regency environment and a source of conflict, as well as the urgent need for land reform (4, 5, 6).