Ford, who is known for his role in the Indiana Jones movies, arrived at the Forestry Ministry in Jakarta on Monday to interview the minister for the documentary on global warming shot in forested areas, such as in Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan and Riau.
Zulkifli said that during the interview, Ford claimed that widespread deforestation had happen in protected national parks and the perpetrators had not been brought to justice.
“I can understand that this is the first time for this American to come here and see Tesso Nilo [National Park in Riau]. And it seems that what he wants to see is any perpetrators involved in the damage immediately arrested,” said Zulkifli.
He said it was not easy to explain to Ford the challenges the government faced in tackling environmental problems.