|Death of 14 Pygmy elephants is still under investigation|
Sabah Forestry Director Datuk Sam Manan said apparently Yayasan Sabah has been blamed for the deaths of 14 pygmy elephants in Gunong Rara Forest Reserve because their oil palm plantations were being destroyed and being nearest to the scene even though the investigation has not been concluded. Chemistry and Forensics Departments have not yet yield any conclusive evidence for analysis on the samples taken from the elephant carcasses. Therefore, Masidi has instructed that the scope of tests be widened to more possible contaminants. Analysis results from the two internationally accredited forensic testing facilities hopefully will ensure greater transparency over this investigation.