The NRE’s inefficiency confirmed

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Many orangutans have suffered, and continue to suffer in Malaysia. The ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE), led by Douglas Uggah Embas have time and again failed to ensure orangutans in captivity here are given the treatment they deserve, and there are zoos which seem to receive preferential treatment even after being caught with abusing orangutans.

The Public Complaints Bureau (BPA) of Malaysia, in its 2011 annual report, confirmed the NRE as the second most inefficient government agency in Malaysia when responding to complaints and taking action. A case in point, the NRE have not bothered to reply our numerous enquiries on the deaths of orangutans this year at the infamous Orangutan Island Foundation (OUIF) in Bukit Merah.

Click here for The Star’s publication on this, you may also download a copy of the 2011 report here (PDF).

Your support is making a difference at Melaka Zoo!

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After pressure from all of us the orangutan enclosure has been further improved.


However, a few weeks ago Friends of the Orangutans returned to this zoo and found that abuse and neglect continues at this zoo. See pictures here.

Will you lend a hand and help our campaign to improve the lives of orangutans at Melaka Zoo? Sign this petition below and do share it on your Facebook and Twitter using the AddThis plugin at the bottom of this post.

If you have followed our campaign so far you would have heard of the abuse on the male Sumatran orangutan at this infamous zoo.

Updates on our campaign will be posted in our website. Thank you for your support!

Melaka Zoo orangutans need help

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Even after being revealed, with evidence in pictures, Melaka Zoo refuses to accept that the orangutans there are being mistreated, and this is a zoo run by a government who are about to spend USD $7 million importing two pandas on loan from China.

We need to put more pressure on Melaka Zoo. Please can you write to these two Malaysian papers (especially the first), in two separate emails . You can use the same letter to send to both.


Ask for:

– Enrichment to be immediately added to all night cages
– Improvement to outdoor exhibit/enclosure
– All orangutans be given chance to be in outdoor exhibit
– Relocation of orangutans from Melaka Zoo be made ASAP, and where will they be sent?
– Assessment on Sumatran orangutan in question, on its mental & physical health
– Supervision around outdoor enclosure to stop visitors from throwing junk food and rubbish in it

Feel free to explain your disgust at Melaka Zoo for refusing to accept responsibility and making changes.

Please also visit the our Melaka Zoo page here to sign petitions to help.

Thank you.