Indonesia Island State Million in dreams. (Essay)
By: Taufann S Chandranegara
Geographically, Indonesia to track the equator. Precisely on the island of Borneo. Borneo Island is the point of the history of Indonesia, at the point of the equator. Borneo, the third largest island in the world, divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei; please refer to the history of since the time under the rule of the Hindu Majapahit kingdom. Since it became the island of Borneo myriads of trees, and in dubbed the oldest forests in the world after the Amazon, and the third largest forest world; Due to dense forests are beautiful and very ancient, as well as a variety of rare species contained therein. Including areas that are home to the endangered species, such as orangutans and elephants and the rare endemic. It is inconceivable, in fact; Why is illegal it could happen?
Borneo by former President Soeharto in the state as a park nasioanal world, within the jurisdiction of Indonesia. But along with the times and technology needs of humans, increasing the demand for world timber. Half of the annual global tropical timber acquisition today comes from Borneo. Even had happened; extensive deforestation in the last sixty years. In the 1980s and 1990s the forests of Borneo underwent a dramatic transition. They were leveled at a rate unparalleled in human history, burned, cut and cleaned, and usually replaced with agricultural land, or oil palm plantations; Furthermore, oil palm plantations is rapidly gaining traction in the last remnants of primary rainforest. Mostly by illegal logging.
Therefore, the acceleration of the woods rescue entirely the responsibility of the Government of Indonesia. Despite the million tree program is already underway. It seems still far from expectations and ideals of the return of Green Indonesia. Required awareness and faith in its homeland; Together all the people of Indonesia. So what happens to illegal forest encroachers, who still continue to plunder the forest for palm oil business interests and personal bags. The grounds have a license from the relevant official institutions.
Do not be afraid and amazed if we always in rocking disasters, earthquakes, floods and tsunamis; For us as a creature of God is not friendly to the forest and the environment. Because we have not fully loved "Mother Nature" as the generation of life discourse. Because we are still preoccupied with the manipulation and corruption. The never finished completely. For institutions to cases of illegal logging still managed to play eye. Such cases had happened some time ago in Semarang, Central Java. KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission) captured two ad hoc judges who accept bribes with a broker; Antara News, Jakarta, Indonesia. Although the case did not involve illegal logging. But definitely; A judge has to be the worst example of the venerable institutions; National Judiciary.
Jakarta, Indonesia August 23, 2012/Tasch.