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Malaysia will launch a probe into the presence of thousands of Filipino and Indonesian illegal migrants on Borneo island amid claims they have been given citizenship, a report said Saturday as polls near.Activists and politicians in Sabah state have been demanding an investigation for the past three decades into their claims the foreigners had been given citizenship which had caused irregularities during ballots.Since 1970, Sabah has seen a surge in population growth of 410 percent to 3.3 million in 2010.
“To ensure the Royal Commission of Inquiry functions smoothly, I have asked the attorney-general’s chambers to get views and feedback from all quarters on the draft before the terms of reference is finalized,” Prime Minister Najib Razak was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.The illegal settlers have been blamed for drug and crime problems, and local politicians say they are also tipping the ethnic balance against the mostly Christian indigenous tribes who used to dominate the population.
A total of 11 orangutans aged from 8 to 24 years old were released into the wild at Batikap forest in Murung Raya district of Central Kalimantan on Saturday.It was the second release by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, which was also joined by the provincial forestry agency and the local administration.The foundation aims to return 49 orangutans to the jungle this year, foundation spokeswoman Meirini Sucahyo told BeritaSatu on Saturday.
“There are 25 orangutans left that will be released in the next months,” she said.
The Saturday release was performed by two teams. Beforehand they were tested for TB, hepatitis, HIV, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases as a precaution. The first team transported Bang Jagur, Bunga, Kali, Mama Tata and Tata in the morning and the second team went with Ompong, Jojo, Heldi, Komeng, Yaya and Ika.
“They are all anesthetized first and transported on helicopters,” Meirini said, adding that 15 people were involved in the release.
Afterwards, the foundation tracks the animals two to three times a week in the jungle. The monitoring team will observe for behavioral changes among the primates and see how they are adapting to their new environment.
East Kutai, East Kalimantan Police lose two teams to investigate those who were behind the massacre diiduga orangutans, in the PT and PT SRS CPS in Wahau Muara District. “Although the suspects involved are already in Security Police of East Kutai, we promise to continue to conduct in-depth investigation of the deaths of Orang Utan. That is why the team down, “said Chief of Police of East Kutai, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Budi Santoso, Sik, through Kaur Binops Iptu Yumasri Rico, Tuesday (10 / 1).
It is said Binops Iptu Yusmari Rico, two teams that were derived for penyilidikan is the first team was in Samarinda to retrieve data about the existing framework to Mulawarman University research center. The second team, is now located at Jakarta Police Headquarters Forensic Laboratory Java Eastern Digital CPU checks to determine the possibility of data-management data about the process of Orang utan massacre.
The case of the killing of orangutans in the Kutai, East Kalimantan, should be a lesson for entrepreneurs Oil Palm plantations in Indonesia. Oil palm entrepreneurs also had to prove not as environmentally destructive, but it has a large commitment in maintaining the continuity of natural resources and ecosystems.
“Do not let happen again. We strongly agree the process of criminal homicide orangutan completed. But the important thing is not sharpening the problem, because the impact can be dangerous. Concerning the continuity of investment until the fate of the oil palm growers, “said Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Palm Oil (GPKI) Joefly J Bahroeny in a release received by AFP in Jakarta, Wednesday (11/30/2011) night.
We rented a boat to explore the area TNTP klotok.L300-engine boat is slowly moving left Kumai, big rivers and cut slowly into the River Sekonyer, ‘gateway’ region TNTP.Klotok boat that we were riding consists of two floors and enough for a capacity of 4 passengers plus 3 crew boat main.Equipped with sleeping mattresses, mosquito nets, kitchen for cooking, and toilets are equipped with shower to bath.
Before the plane landed slowly at the airport Tjilik Riwut, Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, from behind the plane window I could see a very dense forest scenery.I immediately thought of our trip will be a lot in the woods to watch the native animals in their habitats of Borneo.Moreover, if not the Orang Utan, which began endangered because of hunting and continues in the woods where they live continue to be cleared.
The purpose of our trip this time is to Tanjung Putting National Park (TNTP).After landing, we immediately look for a taxi to the inn in Palangkaraya.Refreshing green scenery that I see from the plane was diametrically opposed to the air conditions on the ground.Palangkaraya city is very hot weather.If you see along the road, sandy soil conditions such as on the beach plus the heat from sunlight, enough to make the bodies swelter.Because berlahan peat soil, do not expect to see rice fields in Palangkaraya.