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ORANGUTAN EXTERMINATORS SENT BY COMPANY
Wednesday, 23 November, 2011 | 20:53 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Samarinda, East Kalimantan:  Suspected killers of the Orang Utan at the Puan Village, Kutai Kartanegara, ini East Kalimantan, said that they were ordered by the oil palm plantation where they worked. IM, one of the suspects, said that he was lured by IDR 1 million for every orangutan killed.

IM continued that he is an employee of the PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo who was asked to lead a team of orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus morio) hunters. IM admitted of having two subordinates, Mj and Im. However, IM said that he only received the order verbally. "Ndrong, there is a lucrative sidejob at PT Khaleda. Do you want to take it?" said the man who is also known as Gondrong.

At that time, Gondrong's employer said the sidejob’was to exterminate "pests" at the company's oil palm plantation. "It only requires you to have a smart hunting dog and a rifle," Gondrong told reporters on Tuesday.

FIRMAN HIDAYAT | SG WIBISONO

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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to:
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
MALAYSIA


Dear Prime Minister Najib,

STOP MALAYSIAN PALM OIL COMPANIES KILLING ORANGUTANS

I am writing to request you urgently investigate a matter of growing environmental and political concern both in Indonesia and the rest of the world.

Namely, a Malaysian owned non-RSPO palm oil company operating in Indonesia is alleged to have paid money to local ‘exterminators’ to have legally protected orangutans massacred. This is not only an environmental disaster, it is highly illegal.

The details of the Malaysian parent company are provided below, as are news reports of the massacre.

Ms. Mah Swee Buoy
Chief Operating Officer
helen@mkhberhad.com

MKH Berhad
Suite 1, 5th Floor Wisma Metro Kajang,
Jalan Semenyih, Kajang, 43000,
Malaysia

http://www.google.com/finance?cid=674653#

http://mkhberhad.com/


I sincerely trust you will not allow this very serious issue to go uninvestigated and reported on transparently.

To turn a blind eye to this issue would be to tempt very serious political consequences in Indonesia where, as you can see, conservationists are alerting their fellow countrymen and women to this most appalling tragedy. The Malaysian palm oil industry with investments in Indonesia are now under close scrutiny.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours sincerely,

A Very Concerned Conservationist

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Orangutan Exterminators Sent by Company
Wednesday, 23 November, 2011 | 20:53 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Samarinda, East Kalimantan:Suspected killers of the Orang Utan at the Puan Village, Kutai Kartanegara, ini East Kalimantan, said that they were ordered by the oil palm plantation where they worked. IM, one of the suspects, said that he was lured by IDR 1 million for every orangutan killed.

IM continued that he is an employee of the PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo who was asked to lead a team of orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus morio) hunters. IM admitted of having two subordinates, Mj and Im. However, IM said that he only received the order verbally. "Ndrong, there is a lucrative sidejob at PT Khaleda. Do you want to take it?" said the man who is also known as Gondrong.

At that time, Gondrong's employer said the sidejob was to exterminate "pests" at the company's oil palm plantation. "It only requires you to have a smart hunting dog and a rifle," Gondrong told reporters on Tuesday.

FIRMAN HIDAYAT | SG WIBISONO

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PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo

PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo engages in palm oil plantation. The company is based in Indonesia. As of January 18, 2008, PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo is a subsidiary of Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd.

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=39644077

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Metro Kajang sees gem in plantation business

Feb 17, 2011
NSTP


Metro Kajang's executive chairman Datuk Alex Chen expects contribution from plantation to exceed 30 per cent from 2013 onwards, instead of zero now-PROPERTY developer Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd (6114)is beefing up its plantation business so it could account for a fifth of its earnings in 2012, its chief said- Metro Kajang ventured into plantation in 2007 when palm oil prices were on the rise- It bought 95 per cent of PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo Plantation and is involved in the cultivation of oil palms and production of crude palm oil- PT Khaleda owns 15,942ha of plantation land in east Kalimantan and 94 per cent has been planted as at February this year- Executive chairman Datuk Alex Chen said he expects contribution from plantation to exceed 30 per cent from 2013 onwards, instead of zero now- Currently, a bulk of the company's earnings come from property development- The rest is from property investment, integrated livestock processing, manufacturing and trading of building materials- Chen said the fresh fruit bunch (FFB) output is targeted at above 10 tonnes per hectare in the first year, and 30 tonnes per hectare upon full maturity in five to six years- Metro Kajang is spending RM42 million to set up a 60-tonnes a day mill near the plantation by this September- It will upgrade the mill to produce 90 tonnes daily by 2013 for some RM15 million more, he said- Chen said going forward, Metro Kajang will focus on plantation and property development- "We may raise capital through borrowings or a corporate exercise to buy land for our property and plantation divisions when the need arises- "Plantation is a rising jewel for Metro Kajang- We are very ambitious for growth but will be cautious in any investment that we make," Chen said- At a media briefing yesterday in Kajang, Selangor, Chen said it is looking to buy 20,000ha of plantation land from a local land owner in East Kalimantan for an undisclosed amount- Chen, who is not new to plantation, having been in the business some 20 years ago, said Metro Kajang may buy rivals or merge with other plantation firms when the opportunity arises- On property development, the company has RM3 billion worth of properties in its bag, which it is launching in phases until 2015- The properties, comprising high-end landed residential and high-rise apartments as well as shops, are located in Kajang, Semenyih, Desa Melawati and Bangsar...