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Indonesian villagers fear plans for new iron ore mine

Growing global demand for resources has made mineral-rich countries everywhere a target for development.

Indonesia's 17,000 islands are mostly protected by a law banning mining if the environment or people are at risk. But there are fears that the law is being eroded.

The BBC's Alice Budisatrijo reports from the small island of Bangka where, despite local protests, a Chinese company is in the early stages of setting up an iron ore mine.

  • 20 May 2014
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