Two Filipinos fined and jailed for killing endangered turtles in Semporna

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  • Monday, 29 Oct 2018

The two Filipinos Tambisan Pagal, 52 and Tambulang Tambisan, 38 were slapped with three years jail and fined RM100,000 for poaching endangered green turtles in waters off Semporna.

KOTA KINABALU: Two Filipinos were slapped with three years’ jail and fined RM100,000 each by the Tawau Sessions Court on Monday (Oct 29) for hunting and killing critically endangered green turtles in Semporna waters.

The two - Tambisan Pagal, 52 and Tambulang Tambisan, 38 - from the neighbouring southern Philippines’s Sitangkai Island – were ordered by Sessions Court judge Awang Kerisnada Mahmud to serve another year’s jail if they failed to pay the fine.

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