KUCHING, 13 NOVEMBER 2019 – Acting on information received, SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation (SFC) enforcement officers sprang into action and raided a restaurant in Selangau for selling illegal exotic meats.
“Upon receiving information recently, our enforcement team from SFC Sibu Regional Office was dispatched to a restaurant in Selangau. The team discovered exotic meats including protected species such as pangolin, soft-shelled turtle, python, sun bear, monitor lizard and bat; other wild animals such as frog and wild boar,” said the statement.
CEO Zolkipli Mohamad Aton said, “The owner and the cook of the restaurant were quizzed for details for further investigation by our enforcement officers. They would be charged with illegal possession of protected animals covered by the Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998. If found guilty, they could face a fine of up to RM 10,000.00 and one year jail.
He urges the public to not consume exotic meats as the saying goes, when there is no demand, there is no supply!