October 21, 2015

VIDEO: Message de Chanee au Président Indonésien / Pesan Chanee kepada Yth Presiden RI / Message of Chanee to the Indonesian President



VIDEO: Pesan saya  kepada Yth Presiden RI... oleh kalaweitprogram

 
TRADUCTION EN FRANCAIS: 
Message de Chanee Kalaweit, au président Indonésien Joko Widodo
Je m’appelle Chanee, je suis originaire d’Europe, mais je vis depuis 17 ans à Palangkaraya, dans la province centrale de Kalimantan.
Je suis fier d’avoir obtenu la nationalité Indonésienne il y a 3 ans, car j’aime vraiment l’Indonésie.
Mais Monsieur le président, permettez-moi de vous adresser aujourd’hui ma colère.
-Je ne suis pas en colère simplement parce que mon fils a une infection respiratoire comme des centaines d’autres enfants.
-Je ne suis pas en colère simplement parce que des milliers de personnes ont du mal à respirer, pleurent, et prient de pouvoir revoir un jour le soleil.
-Je ne suis pas en colère simplement parce que la forêt de Kalimantan est en train d’être détruite.
Monsieur le Président, je suis en colère parce que toutes ces souffrances existent à cause de l’industrie de l’huile de palme. Les décisions des gouvernements précédents  et du gouvernement actuel, sont à l’origine de ce problème, tous les ans, et aujourd’hui il est aggravé par El Nino.
Rien que dans la ville de Palangkaraya, au début du mois de Juin, j’avais identifié -du ciel- des dizaines d’incendies, pour l’expansion des cultures de palmiers… dans des zones de tourbières.
À cette époque, au moment où la fumée n’était pas encore dans les actualités, tous les incendies pouvaient être encore maitrisés.
Mais non... L’hélicoptère bombardier est arrivé 2 mois plus tard. Les équipes au sol, aussi fortes soient-elles, ne peuvent pas faire grand-chose lorsque les incendies sont trop grands, dans des zones de tourbière.
Les propriétaires des terrains incendiés ne seront pas sanctionnés. Ce n’est pas moi qui vais vous apprendre, Monsieur le Président, que la corruption, le népotisme, les intimidations, sont fréquentes pour soutenir l’expansion des plantations de palmiers.
Lorsque que vous avez, Monsieur le Président, pris la décision de faire de nouveaux canaux dans la province centrale de Kalimantan, vous n’avez fait que aggraver la situation. Ces canaux vont drainer la forêt, la sécher, et faciliter les prochains incendies…
Monsieur le Président, je suis en colère, pas simplement en tant que simple activiste pour l’environnement, mais aussi comme père, mari, et quelqu’un qui aime vraiment l’Indonésie.
Doucement les responsables de ces incendies nous volent notre santé.
Est-ce que c’est ce que vous voulez Monsieur le Président ? Pour l’industrie de l’huile de palme ?
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Message from the Director of Kalaweit, to the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo My name is Chanee, I come from Europe, but I have lived in Kalimantain for 17 years , in the central province of Palangkaraya. I'm proud to have obtained Indonesian nationality 3 years ago, because I really love Indonesia. But Mr President, allow me to convey to you today my anger. I'm not angry just because my son has a respiratory infection, like hundreds of other children. I'm not angry just because thousands of people have difficulty in breathing, or because they cry and pray to be able to see the sun. I'm not angry just because the forest in Kalimantan is in the process of being destroyed. Mr President, I'm angry because all of this suffering exists because of the palm oil industry. The decisions of both the previous governments and the current government, are at the root of this problem, which occurs every year, and today is even further aggravated by El Nino. Earlier in June I had identified, from the sky, dozens of fires, burning in peat swamps to allow the expansion of palm plantations. At that time, before the smoke haze made headlines, these fires could still be extinguished. But this didn't happen. The helicopter water-bomber arrived 2 months later. The teams on the ground can do little once the fires have spread, especially as they burn in peat. The owners of the land in which fires occur will not be punished. It's not me who'll teach you, Mr President, that corruption, nepotism, and intimidation, are common to support the expansion of palm plantations. When you have, Mr President, made the decision to create new channels in the central province of Kalimantan, you have simply aggravated the situation even further. These channels will drain water from the forest, creating even drier conditions to exacerbate and accelerate the next fires. Mr President, I'm angry, not simply as an activist for the environment, but also as a father, husband, and someone who really loves Indonesia. Slowly, the leaders of these fires steal our health. Is this what you want Mr President? For the Palm Oil Industry?

10 comments:

Yudit Violin said...

hallo sir...let me introduce myself...my names yudit, im musician and im indonesian...saya akan berbicara dengan bahasa Indonesia, karena anda sudah fasih dalam Bahasa..saya senang sekali melihat kepedulian anda terhadap lingkungan terlebih di Indonesia... tapi saya sangat menyayangkan kata2 anda yg berisi marah pada presiden.. saya berbicara sebagai warga indonesia bukan karna saya pendukung presiden...ada baiknya anda melihat dan mencari tahu dulu apa yg sudah dilakukan presiden dan apa yg menjadi kendalanya...untuk saya, video yang anda buat tidak lebih dari video "alay" atau "cabe-cabean" yang tidak sedang curcol...bahkan pada titik tertentu saat banyak teman saya memposting video anda, saya merasa bahwa anda sangat kurang perhatian dan kasih sayang...saya sarankan anda langsung mencari tahu ke pemerintah pusat apa penyebab terjadinya kebakaran hutan tersebut.. maaf kalo bahasa saya tidak terlalu sopan karena saya juga MARAH karena video Cabe-Cabean anda.. terima kasih semoga anak dan keluarga anda sehat selalu.

Ratih fahlevii said...

Om Yudit Violin tinggalnya dimana yak?

Deny Sahidin said...

Saya juga marah sama pengelola perkebunan yang lahannya dibakar, saya juga marah sama dpr yang seharusnya bikin undang2 yang bisa meniadakan pembakaran atau pembiaran terbakarnya lahan gambut, saya juga marah sama pemerintah pusat yang lamban merespon bencana asap ini, tapi saya paling marah sama pemerintah daerah yang mestinya paling tau daerahnya dan mestinya yang paling dulu melakukan pencegahan bukan cuma bisanya nyalahin el nino, kan udah pengalaman bertahun2 sama kebakaran lahan gambut, masa' malah tambah parah bukannya tambah baik. Ealaaah yooo yooo... Saya sih tau kalo komen saya gak bakal ada gunanya, tapi ya sekedar tempat mencurahkan isi hati lah ngeliat keadaan negri tercinta ini, biar gak jadi jerawat kalo gak disalurin :) Semoga hujan segera turun diseluruh wilayah Indonesia, karena tidak ada daya upaya pada manusia kecuali atas pemberian dan pertolongan Allah SWT., amiiin. Anyway, thanks ya Chanee, atas apa yang sudah kamu lakukan selama ini

Unknown said...

Hi Mr. Chanee. Welcome to Indonesia. I understand your frustation towards the government. Although I don't quite understand the reason why you only channel your message to President Jokowi, but I would assume that back in France, the President have the highest level of power. Not the case in Indonesia. Here we have the DPR and MPR, which sometime may or may not agree with the President's decission. The DPR/MPR are the so called people's representative, although we are far from being represented by those high elites. So is everything decided by the President? Not necessarily. But eitherway, the blame always fall to the current president. I don't think it's fair, to the current president. But it's a lot less fair for the majority of the people suffering from the smoke (i live in riau islands). Those large companies have been monopolizing the land and the local authorities for decades. And a lot of smaller companies are relying on those large companies. As an environmental activist, I believe you know first hand how difficult are they to handle. You want the current president to revoke their license? Or even shutdown their plants? Who are going to be blame for the massive job loss afterwards? In every decision, there is a pro and cons. Your blaming the president for his decision about making the channel in central borneo is up for debate. But I think the bigger issue is in the incompetence of the local authorities (the governors, DPRD, etc) which are not selected by the president, but by the parties with the majority of votes during last election. I'm sure you aware of the corruption and nepotism nature of this new "home" of yours. My question is, have you considered about that thoroughly before deciding you want to be Indonesian?

I hope your family is well. We stayed indoors most of the time when the haze got worse. But I have to say, this video serve no supportive or positive nature to help the current situation. Instead, this has become a catalyst to those who weren't pro Jokowi in the first time. The presidential election is long past now, yet the people are still arguing who could've done better instead of trying to figure out what they could do to improve this.

For instance, you could've moved your family temporarily to safer less poluted location, instead of staying put. I'm sure you know the situation now is not that much worse than last year and the year before that. How come you never made this kind of video back then when the previous president also making similar promises every year?

Irregardless, I think the purpose here is to make this viral. You done a good job. You also done a good job on making the current president look bad. As an environmentalist, I think the later is far from your purpose. But if your purpose is to help with the fire and smoke situation, nope.. this video don't help much other than sparking more hatred to those who already hate the current president. This is a backward progress. Bad move, imo. Han Solo did much better by visiting the minister though. You should learn from him. :)

My .2 cents.

santo chow said...

Hi Mr. Chanee. Welcome to Indonesia. I understand your frustation towards the government. Although I don't quite understand the reason why you only channel your message to President Jokowi, but I would assume that back in France, the President have the highest level of power. Not the case in Indonesia. Here we have the DPR and MPR, which sometime may or may not agree with the President's decission. The DPR/MPR are the so called people's representative, although we are far from being represented by those high elites. So is everything decided by the President? Not necessarily. But eitherway, the blame always fall to the current president. I don't think it's fair, to the current president. But it's a lot less fair for the majority of the people suffering from the smoke (i live in riau islands). Those large companies have been monopolizing the land and the local authorities for decades. And a lot of smaller companies are relying on those large companies. As an environmental activist, I believe you know first hand how difficult are they to handle. You want the current president to revoke their license? Or even shutdown their plants? Who are going to be blame for the massive job loss afterwards? In every decision, there is a pro and cons. Your blaming the president for his decision about making the channel in central borneo is up for debate. But I think the bigger issue is in the incompetence of the local authorities (the governors, DPRD, etc) which are not selected by the president, but by the parties with the majority of votes during last election. I'm sure you aware of the corruption and nepotism nature of this new "home" of yours. My question is, have you considered about that thoroughly before deciding you want to be Indonesian?

I hope your family is well. We stayed indoors most of the time when the haze got worse. But I have to say, this video serve no supportive or positive nature to help the current situation. Instead, this has become a catalyst to those who weren't pro Jokowi in the first time. The presidential election is long past now, yet the people are still arguing who could've done better instead of trying to figure out what they could do to improve this.

For instance, you could've moved your family temporarily to safer less poluted location, instead of staying put. I'm sure you know the situation now is not that much worse than last year and the year before that. How come you never made this kind of video back then when the previous president also making similar promises every year?

Irregardless, I think the purpose here is to make this viral. You done a good job. You also done a good job on making the current president look bad. As an environmentalist, I think the later is far from your purpose. But if your purpose is to help with the fire and smoke situation, nope.. this video don't help much other than sparking more hatred to those who already hate the current president. This is a backward progress. Bad move, imo. Han Solo did much better by visiting the minister though. You should learn from him. :)

My .2 cents.

Adeline et Eric said...

Tout notre soutien pour cette cause. Nous te souhaitons beaucoup de courage (et il en faut) face à tous les puissants sans coeur, face à tous ces lobbyings proches de leur porte-feuille. Nous sommes derrière toi pour cette cause et toutes les autres aussi belles sur lesquelles tu veilles. Merci Channy, merci à ton équipe, merci à ta famille.

sandrin said...

merci Chanee pour ton courage et ta combativité sans faille. Tu nous offres au quotidien une belle leçon de vie. ah comme on voudrait que les causes justes puissent vaincre la voracité de ces industriels qui veulent du profit à tout prix et qui n'ont qu'une vision bien étriquée de la vie ! Merci à toi et à tous ceux qui se dévouent pour sauver et préserver l'environnement.

Anonymous said...

Simple membre de Kalaweit en France ,je viens saluer votre courage.Je vous dis bravo,bravo et encore bravo!Je fais circuler votre vidéo à mon entourage et vous assure de la continuité de mon soutien à votre association.
Sophie

CV Surya Mandiri Sejahtera said...

Pak chanee, kayaknya kebanyakan organisasi tidak sangat terbuka untuk ekspansi atau melibatkan orang-orang diluar, mungkin saran saya harus dilibatkan lebih banyak orang sebagai kaderisasi dan menumbuhkan rasa sayang kepada binatang-binatang dan alam. Termasuk saya hanya bisa like atau komen di fb atau yang lainnya. Banyak orang mau membantu namun akses tidak ada atau kurangnya publikasi akan organisasi penyelamat lingkungan. Tapi saya mengerti perasaan bapak. Begitu juga kami yang menjadi dampak dari kabut asap.selamat berjuang pak chanee, semoga bapak selalu diberikan keberkahan sekeluarga. Amin. Terima kasih.

Olivier BITEGHE said...

J'ai suivi avec attention le reportage qui vous a été consacré sur la chaine Ushuaia. Je réside au Gabon, vos efforts pour la préservation de la forêt sont nobles et je vous encourage à persévérer.
L'évocation du GABON dans ce reportage, a attiré mon attention sur ce nouveau phénomène des entreprises qui arrivent au Gabon pour faire des plantations d'huile de palme.
J'ai peur qu'un jour notre foret luxuriante disparaisse au profit de plantation d'huile de palme.
Je tiens une page facebook: www.facebook.com/discovergabon qui vantent notre foret, et ce qu'elle représente comme attrait touristique.D'ici là que l'industrie de l'huile de palme détruise notre foret, mon rêve de voir de milliers de touristes chaque années visiter la foret Gabonaise tomberait à l'eau.Mais je garde espoir qu'il n'en sera pas ainsi.