KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman wants the State Wildlife Department and Forestry Department to immediately and thoroughly investigate the death of 13 elephants in Tawau recently.
“This is unacceptable. I want no stones left unturned in this matter. The culprits must be brought to justice,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Musa said the State Government viewed this matter seriously as Borneon Pygmy elephants were an endangered species.
He said that these elephants were part of Sabah’s rich and exotic wildlife and should therefore be protected.
“People come from all over the world just to catch a glimpse of these animals. It is unfortunate that there are people who would resort to such a horrific act,” he said.