Let Puntung’s Death be a Lesson

Let Puntung’s Death be a Lesson

To her keepers, Puntung, one of Malaysia’s last three Sumatran rhinos, was a precious animal beloved for her gentle nature. To animal lovers across the country and farther afield, she was no less precious: she was one of her species’ very last Mohicans in Malaysia. Her loss has dealt a…

Puntung the Rhino will be Put Down

Puntung the Rhino will be Put Down

First the news was bad: Puntung, one of Malaysia’s last three Sumatran rhinos, was gravelly ill. Then came better news: after undergoing life-saving surgery, she managed to pull through. Her recovery delighted animal lovers and conservationists alike. Sadly, here now comes yet more bad news: Puntung has terminal cancer. According…

Surgery saves Puntung the Rhino

Surgery saves Puntung the Rhino

Puntung the rhino looked like she might not make it. Now it appears she will pull through. One of Malaysia’s last three Sumatran rhinoceroses is on the mend, thanks to nonstop medical care. In March, Puntung fell critically ill after she had developed a bad abscess on her upper jaw. The infection did not respond well…

Puntung the Rhino is gravelly Ill in Sabah

Puntung the Rhino is gravelly Ill in Sabah

Once, in blissful times past, Sumatran rhinos roamed far and wide in the depths of forests in Sabah. Today a mere three of the animals are left, and all three of them are in captivity. Now Putong, one of the state’s last three rhinos, has fallen gravely ill. Two weeks…

And then There were almost None

And then There were almost None

A mere three – that’s the number of Sumatran rhinos left in Sabah. And even they are in captivity. The animals, which were taken from the wild for their own protection, must be guarded 24/7. They are now used in a breeding program that seeks to boost their numbers in Sabah….

Rejection by Norwegian Investment Firm calls Malaysian Palm Oil into Question

Rejection by Norwegian Investment Firm calls Malaysian Palm Oil into Question

The largest sovereign wealth fund in the world has just excluded two Malaysian conglomerates from its investment portfolio due to risks of “severe environmental damage.” Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) dropped the two companies, construction firm IJM Corporation Berhad and multi-industry conglomerate Genting Berhad, on August 18 over their…