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300 ORANGUTANS KILLED IN SABAH IN LAST 8 YEARS: WHY NO PROSECUTIONS?

From: sw@naturealert.org [mailto:sw@naturealert.org]
Sent: 10 April 2012 09:41
To: 'masidi.manjun@gmail.com';
Importance: High

 

to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister

 

Dear Minister,

Despite repeated requests over a period of four weeks to obtain some answers and transparency we have received neither from your office.

Sadly, you leave us no alternative but to instigate a publicity, letter writing and petition campaign. This will continue for as long as it takes; as you know, we never give up. The NRE will also attest to this.

I regret it has come to this but, as I say, we are left with no alternative when your office refuses to disclose information in the public interest.

Yours sincerely,
Sean Whyte

CEO
Nature Alert, also on behalf of Malaysian NGOs.

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From: sw@naturealert.org [mailto:sw@naturealert.org]
Sent: 02 March 2012 11:25
To: 'masidi.manjun@gmail.com'
Cc: 'Director Sabah Wildlife Department'; 'Director Sabah Wildlife Department'; 'Marc Ancrenaz'; 'Benoit Goossens'; 'Dr. Tsoubouchi'; 'raymond_alfred@yahoo.com'; 'Audrey Adella Umbol'; 'mpoc'; 'sundramkalyana@yahoo.com.sg'; 'Dionysius Sharma'; 'John Payne'; 'Sue Sheward'; 'H Kler'; 'jaswinder k'; 'rhinosbh@gmail.com'; 'ceo@mpoc.org.my'; 'yusof@mpoc.org.my'

 

Subject: Will the Sabah Wildlife Department Come Clean With Some Answers?

 

to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister

 

Dear Minister,

Much is being made by the MPOC of the palm oil industry’s claim they do no harm to protected species. We are having great difficulty in equating the MPOC’s claims with the news report below, so we thought we would turn to you for clarification.

Is it not a breach of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to drive protected species out of their habitat? Their presence in certain areas is a matter of scientific record isn’t it?

The 300 orangutans reported to have been “lost” from Sabah in the last seven years, we all know they must have been either killed or sold into the illegal pet trade. There seems to be no other logical explanation. This can surely only be a consequence of the activities of the palm oil industry.

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment, capture or killing of orangutans in Sabah in the last seven years?

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing on any endangered species in this same period of time?

Has anyone connected to the palm oil industry ever been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing any endangered species in this same period of time?

With this and other dramatic losses of wildlife, do you think Sabah also risks losing its eco-tourism reputation and trade?

 

We look forward to your reply.

 

Yours sincerely,
Sean Whyte

CEO
Nature Alert

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“Sabah Wildlife director Dr Laurentius Ambu recently cited the conversion of small patches of forests for oil palm planting was the main cause for the decline of the orang utan population in Lower Kinabatangan.”

27 January 2012 | Last updated at 02:40AM New Straits Times.

Habitat loss keeps orang utan on the 'danger list’.

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: YB Datuk Masidi Manjun.

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to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister


Dear Minister,

WHY won’t you behave in a transparent manner and answer the questions below posed very reasonably by Nature Alert?

You promote Sabah as a ‘haven’ for orangutans, when in reality Sabah represents the killing fields for orangutans doesn’t it?

Are YOU covering up for the palm oil industry’s killing of orangutans and other species?


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals”.......* Mahatma Ghandi *

I intend to keep writing to you until I/we receive some straight as well as honest answers.


Yours sincerely,
A Friend of the Orangutans.

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From: sw@naturealert.org
Sent: 02 March 2012 11:25
To: 'masidi.manjun@gmail.com'


Subject: Will the Sabah Wildlife Department Come Clean With Some Answers?


to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister


Dear Minister,

Much is being made by the MPOC of the palm oil industry’s claim they do no harm to protected species. We are having great difficulty in equating the MPOC’s claims with the news report below, so we thought we would turn to you for clarification.

Is it not a breach of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to drive protected species out of their habitat? Their presence in certain areas is a matter of scientific record isn’t it?

The 300 orangutans reported to have been “lost” from Sabah in the last seven years, we all know they must have been either killed or sold into the illegal pet trade. There seems to be no other logical explanation. This can surely only be a consequence of the activities of the palm oil industry.

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment, capture or killing of orangutans in Sabah in the last seven years?

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing on any endangered species in this same period of time?

Has anyone connected to the palm oil industry ever been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing any endangered species in this same period of time?

With this and other dramatic losses of wildlife, do you think Sabah also risks losing its eco-tourism reputation and trade?

We look forward to your reply.


Yours sincerely,
Sean Whyte
CEO
Nature Alert

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“Sabah Wildlife director Dr Laurentius Ambu recently cited the conversion of small patches of forests for oil palm planting was the main cause for the decline of the orang utan population in Lower Kinabatangan.”



27 January 2012 | Last updated at 02:40AM New Straits Times.

"Habitat loss keeps orang utan on the 'danger list’."