Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Even Sabah's Orang Utans Are Not Spared..

yes, i know. this is kind of a double entries for today but i just can't help myself from being too overwhelmed!  unbelievable! after milking sabah's natural resources dry, even the orang utans are not spared from the same fate..

as reported today in The Star Online:


Sabah against relocating orang utan


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is not keen to relocate any orang utan to Peninsular Malaysia for eco-tourism purposes.
State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said not only is it dangerous to remove the sensitive primates from their natural habitat but the local people were against such a move to send the state’s icon away.
He said this when commenting on a statement by Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk James Dawos Mamit, who said they would obtain orang utan from Sabah and Sarawak to set up an eco-tourism attraction similar to the Sepilok orang utan sanctuary in Sandakan and the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in Kuching.
Mamit had told reporters in Kuching on Sunday that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had requested for some orang utan to be sent to Peninsular Malaysia to promote eco-tourism.
Masidi said yesterday orang utan were not like some other animals that could be easily relocated from their habitat. He said any relocation could be traumatising enough to cause their death.
He said relocating an orang utan involved a lot of technicalities and planning.
“The orang utan should stay where they are.
Those who want to see orang utan will have to come to Sabah to see them,” Masidi said adding that there had been no official request made to the state government for the primate.
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wow...brilliant, just brilliant! well, as a proud Sabahan, I dare say : Fuck off! leave our orang utans alone!!!

3 comments:

  1. "Suka suka saja nak buat ikut suka hati, ingat orang utan tu apa? mainan?" thats whats I had in mind

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  2. do you know that orang utan is one primate besides chimpanzee that 90% similar to us?

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  3. yep..and these gentle creatures have been Sabah's identity for since like forever! suka2 saja mo kasi pindah pigi WM! hurrrmmmm!!

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