26 Nov '11, 11am

Moving up the chain of command? Palm oil plantation owners arrested in orangutan killings:

Moving up the chain of command? Palm oil plantation owners arrested in orangutan killings:

Brunei Times/ANN Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 EAST Kalimantan Police have arrested and named two people suspects, PCH, a Malaysian, and his Indonesian cohort, W, in connection with the recent death of several orangutans in plantation areas in Kalimantan, The Jakarta Post reported yesterday. According to earlier reports, PCH acted as the mastermind for the killing. He hired two locals to carry out the killings, East Kalimantan Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Wisnu Sutirta said Thursday as quoted by tempo.co. Wisnu said that PCH, a manager of PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo, believed the orangutans were a pest that could ruin his company's assets in the local forests, and had thus made efforts to exterminate them. Wisnu said police were seeking information on where the money came from to pay for the orangutan killings. Meanwhile, Antara news agency reported yesterday that the two were sus...

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