Malaysia: Man arrested while carrying tiger carcass on motorcycle

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL New Straits Times 3 Feb 16;

IPOH: State Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) rangers yesterday arrested a man in his 40s for possessing a tiger carcass in Gopeng near here.

Its director Rozidan Md Yasin said in the 11am incident, the suspect was hauled up when he was caught carrying the carcass on his motorcycle.

“My men rushed to Kampung Ulu Kampar when we received a report on the death of a tiger there. “However, our investigation at the scene found that the carcass has been taken by the suspect,” he said in a statement.

He said it was believed that the tiger was killed by a trap laid out near the Orang Asli settlement.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 68(2)(c) of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716) which carries a maximum punishment of RM500,000 or a jail term no longer than five years, upon conviction.

The tiger or Panthera tigris is an endangered and protected species.

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