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Malaysia now a global hub … for wildlife smuggling!

By YENG AI CHUN

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ranked among the top 10 illegal wildlife smuggling hubs in the world, specialising in transporting pangolins, birds and clouded monitor lizards.

The wildlife is smuggled out of the country via air through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport, and via sea through Johor, said South-East Asia regional director of wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, Azrina Abdullah.

She said Malaysia is a transit and harvest hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

“We are among the top 10 smuggling hubs together with Manila (the Philippines), Medan (Indonesia), Singapore and the United States.

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The wildlife protection law is outdated and has to reviewed and amended. Besides, lack of enforcement and corruprion are the reasons why Malaysia is achieved another boleh world record.

Sign your petition to press for amendment on our obsolete wildlife protection law here (Coordinated by Malaysian Nature Society).

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