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Nation 05 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Killed over wild claims

EXCLUSIVE: Wildlife products, mostly from endangered and protected species, are big money at many Chinese medicine shops in the country. The association for such shops has warned its members over the illegal business but the demand by customers who believe that these can cure any illness, even AIDS, is too tempting.

Nation 12 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Missing Tokay gecko may have been sold, say police

SHAH ALAM: The missing Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) which was linked to the murder of a man is likely to have been sold, said the police.

Nation 12 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

'Gecko no longer linked to AIDS cure'

PETALING JAYA: The Tokay Gecko is no longer being widely traded as a supposed AIDS cure, but is still in demand for traditional medicine uses, said Traffic South-East Asia.

Nation 11 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Man shot dead over RM1mil gecko

SHAH ALAM: The body of a man was found slumped in a car here with a gunshot wound.

Nation 10 Sep 2013 | 10:31 PM

Man killed over RM1mil tokay gecko

SHAH ALAM: A man was killed over a tokay gecko which has a market value of RM1mil for supposedly able to cure various ailments, including HIV.

Environment 23 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

No miraculous cure

Yet another wild creature sought after as traditional medicine.

Lifestyle 20 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

How the public can help

WILDLIFE officers alone cannot overcome the sheer volume and extent of the illegal wildlife trade.

Nation 21 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

WHO: Geckos not cures for HIV/AIDS or cancer

PUTRAJAYA: Geckos are not cures for HIV, AIDS or cancer.

Nation 20 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tokay gecko under threat due to heavy demand, says group

PETALING JAYA: Wildlife trade watchdog TRAFFIC has called for the protection of the i>to'keh /i>(or tokay) gecko, following a sharp boom in illegal smuggling of the lizard in South-East Asia for medicinal purposes.

Community 15 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Going gaga over Tokays

NO REPTILE has become more hunted than the Tokay gecko since Bujang Senang the crocodile.