Act tough on poaching, Govt urged


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 04 Jun 2003

Compiled by LOO YOK SOI, MAZWIN NIK ANIS and A. LETCHUMANAN

TAMIL NESAN urged the Government to take stern action to put a stop to rampant killing of protected wildlife in the country. 

In its editorial, the daily said the Government should act tough on poachers. It said efforts to protect wildlife would be wasted if there was hesitation in taking strict action. 

“The authorities should bring offenders to court and ensure that a deterrent sentence, including mandatory jail terms, be imposed,” it added. 

The newspaper also called on the Government to review the Protected Wildlife Species Act as it felt current penalties were insufficient. 

Tamil Nesan also reported that former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi had been re-elected as Dravida Munnetra Kalagham party president for a record ninth term. 

Malaysia Nanban highlighted the success of 42 families in Sungai Buloh who received their land title application approvals after a 15-year struggle. The long wait for the 20 Indian and 22 Malay families, who were staying in Kg Sri Muhibbah, finally ended when Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo gave them the offer letters recently.  

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