Sunday, March 9, 2008

Rice In Pitcher Plant

I am really surprised to see a native lady hawker selling cooked rice in pitcher plants in a remote Tamu. A Tamu is a market for native farmers to sell their produces especially on Sundays. I understand that all species of pitcher(Nepenthes) are protected plants in Sarawak. keeping or planting them without a licence is an offence punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years or a fine of RM50,000 or both. Various species of pitcher plant are also displayed there for sale publicly.So how can this happen in a popular market where hundreds of people are visiting it every weekend?

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