Sunday, September 30, 2007

Small Small Victory

The National Handicraft Center located in the STO trade center has removed the black coral products sold there. Last Wednesday a person from the Trade Ministry informed that it was illegal to sell black coral. They had asked Najah Art Place, their business partner to remove all the products from their shop.

Few questions arises…Wonder what made them do that? And I wonder what happened to all the removed items? Should it be burned in front of the press at Dhoonidhoo along with all the other illegal stuff the government confiscates? What about the profit the shop has yielded from selling the illegal and endangered black coral? And what kind of action would they take from any further trade of it and to stop such trade from the rest of the tourist shops?

6 comments:

suicidal imbiciel said...

time will tell what will happen.bet what u expect will happen.

zim said...

I dont think what we expect will juust happen as time goes by

transitions said...

constant diligence is the answer

fizan said...

It amuses me to know that they have all these fancy well-intended laws enacted here and there, in a lame attempt to protect that which is dear to us, but rarely do we see them take action against those who dares to challenge these rules.

The Handicraft Center's decision to remove these articles is a rare sign of intelligence on behalf of the Government.

anjelica said...

:O

maanasih said...

Amusing isn't it? The National Handicraft Centre is informed by the Trade Ministry that black coral is illegal.

And I'd say simply waiting for an answer to those questions won't yeild any. Now if you were to (as per what transitions said) diligently question the authority...