‘Rogue Traders’ in Timber Smuggling Exposed

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. Read more

Rogue Traders – Bisnis Hitam Penyelundupan Kayu Merbau Di Indonesia

Pemerintah Indonesia telah membuat kemajuan yang signifikan dalam pemberantasan pembalakan liar sejak tahun 2005. Meskipun jumlah kayu ilegal yang mengalir keluar dari Indonesia selama paruh pertama dekade ini telah menurun, namun penegakan hukum yang efektif atas pihak yang bertanggung jawab, yaitu pihak pemberi dana, pemimpin perusahaan dan pejabat korup, masih amat memprihatinkan. Tidaklah mengherankan jika Presiden Indonesia telah memerintahkan Satgas Pemberantasan Mafia Hukum untuk meneliti kasus-kasus pembalakan liar. Satgas tersebut perlu memfokuskan perhatian pada dua nama penyelundup merbau yang disebutkan dalam laporan ini, yaitu Ricky Gunawan dan Hengky Gosal. Read more

Rogue Traders – The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia

The Indonesian government has made significant progress in tackling illegal logging since 2005. But while the huge quantities of illegal timber flowing out of the country during the first half of the decade has declined, effective law enforcement against those responsible – the financiers, company bosses and corrupt officials – has been woefully inadequate. It is no wonder the Indonesian President has ordered the country’s judicial mafia eradication taskforce to scrutinise illegal logging cases. The taskforce should certainly focus its attention on two merbau smugglers named in this report – Ricky Gunawan and Hengky Gosal. Read more