The Indonesian government has warned that it will deport Oscar awardee Leonardo DiCaprio after the actor and filmmaker made critical statements about the country’s palm oil industry during his recent visit to the country, reported The Guardian.
The actor, who's also a keen environmentalist, took a trip to the jungles of Indonesia recently to garner support for the creation of a nature sanctuary on the island of Sumatra. DiCaprio took to social media and shared many photos of himself amid the dense jungle of the country.
The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia
But the government of Indonesia isn't happy with all the stuff that DiCaprio has been posting, especially this line,
"But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water."
And this is what the government said in reply, reported The Guardian.
"If there are statements that discredit the government and the interests of Indonesia, he could be deported. If he is in Indonesia for other purposes, by engaging in activities that disrupt public order and harm the interests of Indonesia, immigration authorities are ready to deport him," said immigration director-general Ronny Sompie.