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The A’Famosa tourist park is primarily a golf resort situated about 70 miles south of Kuala Lumpur.

The 8 orangutans have been kept in cramped, dark, indoor quarters for the last 18 months, with no fresh air, no sun on their backs, no rain, nothing to play with or do all day.

The government has a long history of protecting the resort from prosecution for handling illegally obtained orangutans.

The A’Famosa resort should never be allowed to keep these orangutans.

We would greatly appreciate your support in the form of signing this petition which will automatically trigger sixteen emails being sent to key government people, including the Prime Minister.

On behalf of these orangutans who are unable to help or speak for themselves, thank you.

Nature Alert

Letter to
Chairman of the committee of state (of melaka) Tourism, Culture and Heritage Yang Berhormat Datuk Latiff bin Tamby Chik
Secretary to Y.B. Datuk Hj. Abd. Ghafaar Bin Hj. Atan Atty Suhaiti
Private secretary of the government of Melaka, Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd. Khalil Bin Yaakob Shamsudin bin Salim
and 13 others
Head of department of Melaka Tourism Promotion Abdul Kadir bin Hj. Md Idris
Special assistant to the minister (Perhilitan) Mellessa Adriane Mustafa
Deputy Director General II (Perhilitan) Dr. Zaaba Zainol Abidin
Secretary (Perhilitan) James Agat Diggat
Director of Consultant (Perhilitan) Burhanuddin Mohd Nor
Director General (Perhilitan) Dato' Abd Rasid Samsudin
Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak
ADUN Gadek, Melaka Y.B. Datuk Hj. Abd. Ghafaar Bin Hj. Atan
Minister in the PM's dept. Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon
Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah Tuan Haji Kamarudin Bin Md. Shah
Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah
Chief minister of Melaka Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam
Director of Office of Tourism Ministry of Melaka Lim Chow Beng

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing to ask if you will please have ALL the orangutans immediately removed from the A’Famosa amusement park?

The incarceration of 10 or more orangutans inside these indoor cages for over a year is inexcusable and I do not accept the feeble excuse that a new enclosure for them is still being built.

The A’Famosa park has been caught with illegal orangutans in the past hasn’t it? And they were not prosecuted were they?

The park has previously shown it is not capable of caring for orangutans – for that matter any wild animals. We all remember the drugged tiger and the wild animals forced to perform humiliating acts to entertain the amusement park’s tourists.

Will you, Prime Minister, put the welfare of these orangutans before that of the park’s owners?

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,