Sabah views seriously illegal wildlife trade on social media sites

LAHAD DATU (Bernama) – The Sabah government takes a serious view of illegal wildlife trade, including the sale of exotic meats on social media sites.

Sabah’s Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Assaffal P Alian said to address the issue, Sabah Wildlife Department should be aggressive and impose strict action and proper penalties on individuals found guilty of being involved in such activities.

“Enforce regulations, impose (sufficient) penalties so that individuals found guilty have no choice and let the law be firmly applied on these offenders,” he said when met by reporters after officiating the state-level World Wildlife Day yesterday.

Assaffal was representing Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah cum Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.