The State Government of Sarawak has allocated 490,000 hectares of land for the planting of acacia trees. The pulp and paper project has Sarawak Forests Department itself as its project proponent. This project is affecting the lives of Iban (Sea Dayak) indigenous peoples in five longhouses (communities), divided over two customary territories. Besides, the license was issued without their free, prior and informed consent or acknowledgement of their customary rights to their land. Also a forest reserve, the Sujan Forest Reserve, was created without proper consultation of the native communities.