The Two Suspects of the Orangutan murderers admitted, the Orangutans were shot and chased by the hunting dogs.
The Indonesian Police department investigated 25 witnesses related with the murder case of Kalimatanese Orangutan (pongo pygmaeus morio) and monkeys in the village named Desa puan Cepak, district Muara kaman, region Kutai Kartanegara, (Kukar), East Kalimantan.
"So far there have been 25 witnesses from the company management, the villagers and the hostile witness
", said the head of the public relation division of Kalimantan Timur Police Department.
The investigation is continued by the district police department of Kukar to find more evidence and there is a possibility that the number of the suspect may increase, said he."The investigation is still on going and there is a possibility that the number of suspect may increase. to find out who is the commander, who pays them to do the violence"
, explained Wisnu.
PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo (KAM) is a palm plantation company belongs to a Malaysian where the management thinks that Orangutan and Monkeys are the pests of the palm plantation of the company.
"According to the suspects there were 2 Orangutan and 20 monkeys which they killed, with the evidence of the animal bones, wind riffle, spear, and the rope"
, said Wisnu.
The police so far has arrested two main suspects who initialed M alias G and M both of them are employees of PT K from the department of the pest extermination department.
The suspects admitted that they did the killing as the order from P and A two years ago. With the wage of Rp 200 thousand for each mongkey and 1 million rupiah for each Orangutan.
The killing is done by riffle and ensnaring with rope and chasing by 12 hunting dogs.
Next, when those animals are dead they take picture and will be checked and if it is done correctly they are paid by the cashier of PT KAM, then they bury the orangutans and the monkeys.
The suspects are effected by the clause 21 subsection a and b together with clause number 40 subsection number 2 the law bill number 5, year 1990 concerning the conservation of natural resources (SDA) biological and Ecosystem.