KOTA KINABALU: The information for our report headlined ‘Okay to harvest, eat rays’ published on February 19, 2018 was derived from the Fisheries Department through the assistance of Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun and was not his own opinion.
According to Masidi, he was personally against such killing, irrespective of whether it was totally protected or not.
“The fish is a great attraction to divers. They bring tourism dollars to our State,” he said.
He added that the headline had presumed that he has no objection to the rays being harvested and consumed.
“I have advocated for it to be fully protected,” he stressed.