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More restaurants, hotels join in ‘Say No To Sharks’ Fin Soup’ campaign

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George (middle) witnessing the MoU signing ceremony with the representatives of Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Shang Palace Restaurant and Qian Tang Fu Restaurant while Aderick (right) and Jennee (second right) look on.

KOTA KINABALU: Seven restaurants and hotels in the state capital have pledged their support for the ‘Say No To Shark’s Fin Soup’ campaign since its inception in 2011.

Campaign initiator cum Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) president Aderick Chong said the support from the hotels and restaurants would assist the State government in the protection and preservation of sharks.

He said sharks are vital to the state’s tourism industry as they are among the main attractions when it comes to scuba diving activities in Sabah.

Aderick also wants to put a stop on the consumption of imitation sharks’ fin soup on the premise that people must be rid of the idea of consuming sharks’ fin soup completely.

“There are plenty of alternatives to sharks’ fin soup,” Aderick said in his speech at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony of the ‘Say No To Sharks’ Fin Soup’ campaign yesterday.

The event yesterday was held at GA Space Hilltop and was hosted by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tanjung Aru.

JCI Tanjung Aru president Jennee Chang Jen Nee said that the organisation shares the same vision as Aderick and wants to see more hotels and restaurants joining the cause.

Yesterday’s MoU signing ceremony marked the official participation of Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Shang Palace Restaurant and Qian Tang Fu Restaurant to the ‘Say No To Sharks’ Fin Soup’ campaign.

The guest of honour at the event was G&A Group founder, Datuk George Lim Su Chung.