By S. Param
I whole heartedly support the urging by Sahabat Alam Malaysia's (SAM) president, the honourable SM Mohd Idris, that if the Sabah Wildlife Department, Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Sabah police continue to play dumb on the callous poisoning of the 14 pygmy elephants that took place six months ago in North Borneo, the public should join hands to show their displeasure in a great way.
It is indeed disturbing and mind boggling to learn that after more than six months the authorities have yet to arrest anyone for the brutal poisoning of our rare endangered pygmy elephants.
We are getting all kinds of excuses for the delay in the investigation. It is understandable for some delay in revealing the investigations due to GE13 but not to this point. It's almost half a year now!
It is a shame and laughable to learn of the claim that even an advanced country like Australia which is well known in the world for its competence in analysing veterinary specimens has not been able to identify the poison.
Are we dealing with some kind of alien poison from outer space?
I cannot comprehend why the authorities are still unable to solve the issue.
I hope the authorities are not trying to protect the culprits whoever they may be. This is a serious and unpardonable crime.
The culprits who poisoned the pygmy elephants must be brought to bear the full weight of the law. More....