Stern action against elephant killers: Sabah Chief Minister

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants stern action taken against individuals or groups proven to have killed elephants in the state.

He said this would serve as a warning to the public to not take their own action against elephants entering their area.

“Instead, inform the Wildlife Department so that other preventive measures could be taken and at the same time look for ways to prevent the incident from happening again,” he said, after presenting a land deed for 93-hectare Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary at Hilir Kinabatangan, from Saraya Co Ltd, Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT) of Japan and BCT Sabah to the Wildlife Department last Tuesday night.

In his speech earlier, Mohd Shafie directed Sabah Police Commissioner to take firm action against individuals responsible for the recent elephant killings in Tawau.