Police has arrested four suspects of slaughter of orangutans in Puan Cepak, Kutai Kartanegara. One of them is a foreigner.
Case of killing orangutans in Puan Cepak, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, has showed positive result. In the area, orangutan Morio (pongo pygmaeus morio) was killed, allegedly because of oil palm.
Police has arrested 4 suspects of slaughter of orangutans and monkeys. Their initials are IM, MJ, W and Mr. PCH. IM (32 years old) and MJ (33 years old) confessed that they killed orangutans because were ordered by management of company of oil palm. W (29 years old) is a worker who recruited 2 other suspects of slaughter orangutans and prepared facilities. Mr. PCH (46 years old) is a Senior Manager of company (PT KAM) who instructed to form team of pest hunter. Mr. PCH is a citizen of Malaysia.
Police has confiscated thousands of documents that related with payment of wiping out the pest including orangutan. The company of Oil Palm assumes that orangutan is a pest. From investigation, slaughter of orangutans was a policy of company.
According to Chief of Police of Kalimantan Timur, Irjen Pol Bambang Widaryatmo, slaughter process of orangutan on area of oil palm of PT KAM is classified sadist. Not only by gun, they also used dogs for catching orangutans. The slaughter of orangutans happened during 2008-2010.
The case first surfaced after a local newspaper in East Kalimantan published the slaughter of orangutans in Puan Cepak. It’s estimated, an oil palm company, PT KAM, was involved in the slaughter of orangutans in Puan Cepak.
According to DetikNews, PT KAM (PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo) is an oil palm company from Malaysia. It’s part of Metro Kajang Holdings Berhad from Malaysia.
Police is still investigating to find the other suspects whom involved in the slaughter of orangutans. Police is also investigating discovery of an NGO about slaughter of 1000 orangutans in East Kalimantan.
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