The Jakarta Post
The Environment and Forestry Ministry is considering taking legal action against the people who allegedly held hostage and threatened officials from the ministry while they were investigating a forest fire.
Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said the ministry would first collect evidence on the incident, in which seven ministry officials were harassed by a group of people while they were investigating a forest fire in Rokan Hulu, Riau.
“Regarding the hostage incident, it’s a crime. We will soon study the procedural law. While we’re looking at the procedures, I believe the right thing to do is to collect data. If needed, we will file a report [of the incident to the police],” she said.
Late last week, ministry officials investigating the alleged involvement of PT Andika Permata Sawit Lestari (APSL) in a massive forest fire in the area were held hostage by individuals...