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Thank you CJ for speaking up on Sabah’s wildlife

March 27, 2015

Correctly, he says, the criminal element is wiping out Sabah’s precious wildlife on which much of the economy depends.

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From: Sean Whyte, CEO of Nature Alert via e-mail

After years of shouting from the treetops about Sabah’s wildlife being killed off while government officials stand and watch, I was delighted to read today of a most unexpected ally who has also spoken out publicly on this issue.

No less than Sabah’s Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has dropped a virtual bomb on the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD). Better late than never and nothing less would ever shake up SWD from its malaise.

In today’s Sabah Express, Malanjum blasted all the “talk” about wildlife protection while seeing none in practice. He could not be more critical or more right. Unlike many, he should be recognised as a man unafraid to speak the truth on wildlife concerns.

Correctly, he says, the criminal element is wiping out Sabah’s precious wildlife on which much of the economy depends.

How much longer do we have to wait to see the Sabah Wildlife Department and its all-talk minister Masidi Manjun take wildlife protection seriously? Will it happen soon enough to save the rhinos, elephants, tapirs and orangutans from being exterminated in Sabah? What do you think?

Across the border in Sarawak we see real and strong leadership from its Chief Minister concerning environmental issues. In Sabah we see and hear nothing but “talk”. The only way to judge officials is by results, not good intentions. In this respect Sabah wildlife and people have been let down for many years and badly so.

So, it’s a pat on the back for Chief Justice Malanjum; boos and hisses for Sabah’s Wildlife Department.


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