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No checks at the Tamus?

Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Keningau: Sale of protected wildlife is still taking place in Tamus as this pic of a Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) at the tamu in Apin Apin on Saturday shows.

This dead adult Leopard Cat was being sold for RM80 per kilo, alongside a reticulated python that was already chopped into pieces and tagged at RM12 a piece.

Although the seller was scared of being caught by the enforcement authority, it did not stop him from displaying the dead wildlife in the open, because there was no inspection by the enforcement authority despite numerous reports of such illegal sales going on.

State Wildlife Assistant Director Dr Sen Nathan, when contacted, said the Leopard Cat is listed in Schedule 2 and those convicted for illegal hunting or selling it can be fined up to RM30,000 or sentenced to three years jail or both.