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Tiger Platoon: The next step in combating poaching

The Sabah state government appreciates the initiative of the Royal Malaysian Police, through the General Operation Force’s (GOF) ‘Tiger Platoon’, in helping to eradicate crimes involving wildlife in the state which have become increasingly rampant. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd

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Need for tougher laws to protect wildlife

KUALA LUMPUR: There is an urgent need to review existing laws pertaining to animal poaching to help curb illegal activities that could reduce the number of Malaysia’s wildlife, particularly endangered species. In making the call, the Selangor Society for the

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IGP: Police to recommend whipping for wildlife smugglers

BIDOR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will recommend mandatory whipping for criminals involved in smuggling of wildlife. Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said he would send the recommendation to the Legal Affairs Division for tougher penalties against

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Xavier lauds court’s ruling against poachers

PUCHONG: The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court’s decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers was the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country’s history. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar welcomed the

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Killed by elephant, mauled by lions

SOUTH AFRICA: Park authorities recovered the remains of a suspected rhino poacher they believe was killed by an elephant before his remains were devoured by a pride of lions earlier this week. In a statement released by South African National

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