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).