Wrath of Poseidon: After indiscriminate over-fishing Sabah’s lobster and crab hauling practices under review

Sabah’s Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong is putting the kibosh on all of your lobster thermidor fantasies, and told media he will be restricting the “indiscriminate catching” of the crustaceans off of the state’s Borneo waters. Speaking to Free Malaysia Today, he told reporters that while the state has been investing in lobster ...

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Geckos, snakes, tarantulas: Malaysia seizes over 600 protected animals

Geckos, snakes, tarantulas: Malaysia seizes over 600 protected animals

More than 600 protected animals, including geckos, snakes and tarantulas, have been seized in a series of raids in Malaysia, officials said Friday. Tropical Malaysia is home to...

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors. The fluffy little cub was the second born...

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at London airport

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at London airport

British officials have seized an illegal shipment of 50 live crocodiles at London Heathrow Airport, the UK Border Force said Friday. The year-old juvenile saltwater crocodiles...

Ants that ‘explode’ to fight foes discovered on Borneo

Ants that ‘explode’ to fight foes discovered on Borneo

A species of ant that “explodes” and gives off a toxic, sticky liquid to fight off foes and keep its colony safe has been discovered in the jungles of Borneo island,...

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing...

Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

Malaysia has apologized after a government ad in Chinese-language newspapers featured a picture of a barking rooster to mark the Year of the Dog — and sparked a flood of...

Who didn’t let the dogs out? New Year canines stashed away in Muslim Malaysia

Who didn’t let the dogs out? New Year canines stashed away in Muslim Malaysia

As the Year of the Dog approaches, some shops run by the Chinese diaspora in Malaysia are keeping canine figurines hidden inside to avoid causing offense in the Muslim-majority...

Recent deaths of sun bears and a tapir spark concern over Malaysia’s rare animals

Recent deaths of sun bears and a tapir spark concern over Malaysia’s rare animals

The deaths of two sun bears and a tapir in Malaysia sparked fresh alarm among activists Thursday at the growing number of exotic animals perishing in the biodiverse country. A sun...


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