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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has no plans to develop the guarana industry in the state.

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said therefore the public should stay away from any scheme that promotes the plant.

Kitingan explained that guarana, which is native to South America, is classified as a ‘dangerous’ plant due to its vulnerability to the South American Leaf Blight (SALB).

“Any new agriculture product to be introduced in Sabah must go through the research, development and commercialisation processes first.

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