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Employment History

Member of Highest Legislative Body



Indonesian Parliament

Web References (8 Total References)

DTE 56/ February 2003: Stop Logging now! [cached]

Links between illegal logging and Indonesia's top politicians have been exposed before - notably by the environmental NGOs EIA and Telapak Indonesia in their work on the role of Abdul Rasyid's Tanjung Lingga Group and illegal logging in Central Kalimantan's Tanjung Puting National Park. Abdul Rasyid is a member of Indonesia's highest legislative body, the Peoples' Consultative Assembly ( MPR). A new EIA/Telapak report documents the corruption which prevents implementation of the log export ban and allows Abdul Rasyid to escape prosecution.

New Report Exposes Timber Baron Behind Massive Illegal Logging in National Parks; US Senators Seek Action From Indonesian President Megawati [cached]

The report exposes and documents the exploits of Abdul Rasyid a member of the Indonesian Parliament, whose company stands accused of illegal logging, bribery, kidnapping and violence in the world famous Tanjung Puting National Park.

DTE Special Report / June 2002: Forests, People and Rights [cached]

This is known to be controlled by Abdul Rasyid, a member of Indonesia's highest legislative body the MPR. His company, Tanjung Lingga has been identified as the transit point for all stolen timber in Central Kalimantan and most recently, linked to illegal exports of timber on to China. Although Rasyid has been investigated by the Attorney General's office, no arrest has ever resulted. For more details, see EIA/Telapak reports on illegal logging in Indonesia at

Kidnap and Violence Echoes the Plight of Orangutans [cached]

This company is owned by a local timber baron, member of the Indonesian Parliament, Abdul Rasyid.

The campaign gained momentum with pressure building from the international community, disillusioned by Indonesia's forestry sector.Our campaign message: "If you can't stop illegal logging in Tanjung Puting, then Indonesia's forests have no future."A newly elected Government was sworn in at the end of October 1999, and the EIA/Telapak campaign was presented to some members of the Parliament.
The international donors to Indonesia are represented in the Consultative Group on Indonesia, bringing forestry issues to the fore.A seminar was organised by the Indonesian Co-ordinating Ministry of Finance and sponsored by the World Bank.

This company is owned by a ... [cached]

This company is owned by a local timber baron, member of the Indonesian Parliament, Abdul Rasyid.

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