20 Nov '11, 5am

Alleged mass-killing of orangutans in Indonesia:

Alleged mass-killing of orangutans in Indonesia:

By Bagus BT Saragih The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 JAKARTA - The police must accelerate the investigation into the alleged mass-killing of orangutans in East Kalimantan, lawmaker Didi Irawady Syamsuddin said on Saturday. "Orangutans are not just wild creatures. They are rare animals, which have become one of the country's national symbols, as 90 per cent of [the world's] orangutan population is in Indonesia," Didi said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post. "The orangutan is also a world heritage species, which means its existance must be protected at all costs." Earlier this week, the National Police announced they had formed a special detectives team to investigate the alleged killing of Morio orangutans, which allegedly occurred at an oil palm plantation in East Kalimantan's Kutai Kartanegara regency. The plantation belongs to PT Kha...

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