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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces have ramped up border surveillance in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) amid unabated cases of Covid-19 in Sabah’s south-eastern Tawau and Kalabakan districts.
Thai wildlife authorities said they had rescued over 100 long-tailed macaques that were being illegally smuggled in the back of a pickup truck, but more than a dozen did not survive.
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces have ramped up border security in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) amid unabated cases of Covid-19 in Sabah's south-eastern Tawau and Kalabakan districts.
Despite the movement control order, there will be more enforcement by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks to prevent crimes against wildlife. Such cases, which dipped last year, seem to be resurfacing again so far.
Thai wildlife authorities said on Saturday they had rescued over 100 long-tailed macaques that were being illegally smuggled in the back of a pickup truck, but more than a dozen did not survive.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police seized 105kg of syabu worth RM3.8mil and busted an international drug smuggling syndicate near Sungai Bakap, Seberang Prai Selatan, on Thursday (May 27).
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Thursday (May 27)
PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN): Thai soldiers fired at six Cambodian migrant workers, wounding one of them, while they were attempting to cross the border into Thailand in search of luxury timber kranhuong, also known by its botanical name Dalbergia cochinchinensis.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): Chinese authorities plan to launch a four-month campaign to seize illegal guns and explosives as part of the country's sweeping crackdown on crimes involving hazardous items.
Thailand has ordered strict controls on the movement of cattle and buffaloes after an outbreak of an a virus that causes lumps to form on the animals' skin and can reduce milk production, a government official said on Sunday.